Bully Wee’s bad form continues
Ferguson admits Clyde are in a rut
Clyde boss Barry Ferguson admitted his team are in a rut after picking up just one point in their last six matches.
The Bully Wee are now 17 points away from the League Two summit, despite having been labelled as one of the favourites to win the division before a ball was kicked.
Ross Kavanagh hit the first for Stirling Albion in the 3-0 hammering at Forthbank before Dylan Bikey bagged a brace to seal an impressive performance for the Binos.
Ferguson said: “We deserved to get beaten. We are in a rut just now and the players have admitted that.
“But they are the only ones who can get us out of it.
“We can only set them out in a certain way. Once they cross that white line they have a job to do.
“But we need to find wins from somewhere. Right now it’s too easy for teams against us.”
Ferguson made three changes to the team following last week’s defeat to Annan, with Sean Higgins and Martin McNiff returning and new signing Brett Long putting on the keeper’s jersey.
The first chance of the match fell to the hosts when a cross from the right found Kavanagh but Long did well to get his body in the way of the ball from point-blank range.
Clyde then enjoyed a period on top and Peter MacDonald’s header at the near post went wide before Scott McLaughlin’s free- kick brought out a good save from Cameron Binnie.
Long denied the lively Stirling forward Bikey with a save at his near post but the Binos took the lead after 28 minutes when a delivery from the left wing reached Kavanagh and his header gave Long no chance.
Before half-time the Bully Wee could have equalised, with Martin McNiff shooting wide and David Gormley missing an excellent chance after being set up by MacDonald.
After a fairly even first half the second half was mostly dominated by Stirling and they extended their lead with 66 minutes on the clock.
Bikey found too much space on the left and the Frenchman cut inside and put an excellent low shot into the corner of the net.
A few minutes later Bikey put the result beyond doubt, latching on to a loose ball in the box and smashing the ball past Long, who again had little chance to prevent the goal.
Stirling gaffer Dave Mackay said: “It’s the best 90 minutes combined by a distance and hopefully we can only get better because the players we have brought in are maybe not up to full speed yet.”
Under pressure Barry Ferguson and assistant Bob Malcolm