Boss has praise for Clyde’s cup results
Clyde boss Jim Chapman praised his side’s winning mentality as they came from behind against higher league opposition for the second match in a row to keep them in cup contention.
Craig Barr opened for Dumbarton but Darren Miller cancelled it out with a brilliant effort before Max Wright nodded in a close range header.
Chapman said: “We want to get into a winning habit and it’s just a mentality thing as it’s still a new squad but there’s a lot of work ahead of us.
“I’m really pleased for them and if the players keep showing that attitude then we’ll have a good season as sport is a competition and it’s about winning and losing and we’ll keep progressing.”
A slow start saw it take eight minutes for the first shot on goal as Chris Johnston played in Alistair Roy who skinned Jack Breslin and forced a good save from Blair Currie.
Hearts loanee Alistair Roy was guilty of missing a sitter when Chris McLaughlin whipped in a cross from the left that evaded Currie and fell to the young striker but his touch bounced it
Tussle Clyde’s McNiff holds off Roy over the bar when it was easier to score.
The Sons eventually took the lead on 32 minutes as Clyde ignored David Wilson’s short corner to Johnston and he crossed for Barr to nod off the bar and go in through the legs of Breslin.
The hosts drew level after some magic from Miller. Scott Gallacher parried his initial corner back to him and he tooke aim and looped the ball into the postage stamp corner over the stranded keeper. Miller turned provider when his drilled croner was headed by Martin McNiff in the direction of Wright and the little winger headed the ball home on 67 minutes.
Sons gaffer Stevie Aitken lamented: “It was a game that we looked in total control of and for it to end in a defeat is a big disappointment.”