Barry’s Bully Wee are on the march
Barry Cuddihy scored Clyde’s late winner before revealing the Bully Wee are on the march.
The former Annan midfielder firmly insisted promotion was the target for manager Jim Chapman’s team as they deservedly dismantled Stirling Albion’s 100 per cent league record.
Cuddihy, one of a number of players who was with Chapman at Annan, was all smiles after scoring the 79th minute decider and said: “Our aim is the play-offs at least.
“It’s a new squad and there is a good spirit in the team. Quite a lot of the boys know each other from Annan, there are familiar faces which makes it easier.
“When you walk into the dressing room you don’t feel like a stranger.”
Roared on by their fans at Forthbank , Clyde recorded their first away win since last October.
The Binos could not have asked for a better start when ex-Clyde ace Peter MacDonald gave them an early lead.
The hosts, however, looked vulnerable at the back and it came as no surprise when former Scotland front man David Goodwillie, who gave Binos a torrid time, levelled minutes before the break.
Mark Burbidge made it 2-1 in the 47th minute and although Hearts loanee Callumn Morrison equalised there was to be no denying Cuddihy his second goal of the season as he fired home Goodwillie’s through-ball.
Cuddihy, 20, added :“It’s a great result especially since Stirling had won four in four.
“It was always going to be hard and if they had got the three points it was going to be a pretty big margin between us and them.”
Meanwhile, Chapman has given Scotland under-21 cap Kieran Duffie a route back into the game.
The former Falkirk defender spent almost two years out following his appearance in the Scottish Cup final of 2015 due to a knee injury.
Duffie, 25, spent pre-season with East Fife however, no contract was agreed and a trialist appearance at Albion Rovers failed to secure a deal.
Chapman then stepped in to take him to the Bully Wee on loan and said: “Coming to us is a win-win as he gets a platform to rebuild his career and we get a player of great experience and ability.”