Painful lesson in taking chances
Clyde’s Annan comeback is all for nothing
Clyde manager Barry Ferguson was left frustrated after watching his side twice battle back from a goal down and still leave Galabank empty handed.
Peter MacDonald netted twice to cancel out goals from Annan duo David McKenna and Darren Ramsay.
But Rabin Omar struck a late winner for the home side to send The Bully Wee back to Broadwood with nothing.
“I was really disappointed with the outcome,” Ferguson said. “In the first half we didn’t start the way that we have in previous weeks and I let the players know that at halftime.
“I got a reaction in the second half and we came back twice – in both cases we could have gone on to win the game.
“Sloppy defending cost us and the way that we lost the third one, in particular, was criminal.
“Unfortunately, the stats show that they had three shots on target – and all three went in.
Ferguson made one change to the team following last week’s draw at Stirling Albion, with Sean Higgins coming in to the attack in place of David Gormley.
The home side came closest to scoring in the early stages, when David McKenna spotted John Gibson off his line, but his chip shot drifted just wide of goal.
At the other end, Scott Linton fired a shot just over the bar following a set-piece move.
After 37 minutes, Annan made it 1-0 when McKenna found some space at the edge of the box and put a first time shot into the corner of the net.
Clyde looked lively after the break and soon got back on level terms. Dylan Easton’s clever pass released Peter MacDonald and the striker tucked the ball under Blair Currie to score.
The Bully Wee immediately pressed for another goal and MacDonald had an excellent chance to add another strike to his name, but his shot from close range was pushed away by Currie.
Against the run of play, Annan took the lead again as Darren Ramsay’s shot from distance caught John Gibson off guard.
However, with just over 10 minutes left to play, Clyde equalised again. MacDonald was fouled at the edge of the box and he stepped up to put an excellent free-kick into the net via the underside of the bar.
As The Bully Wee once again pressed for a winner, an Annan breakaway resulted in them going ahead for a third time – this time decisively – with a ball from the left giving Rabin Omar a sight of goal and he poked the ball under Gibson.
The Bully Wee host Cowdenbeath at Broadwood this weekend (3pm kick off).
Ferguson could”be without Jordan Lowdon who was forced to leave the field on Saturday with a knee injury following an awkward fall.
Omar the moon Rabin Omar scored Annan’s winner