The Bully Wee conceded a late goal to prevent them collecting what would have been a tremendous three points, following a determined display.
Dougie Bell took charge of the team and moved Dougie Imrie into a forward role, in an otherwise unchanged Clyde side.
The first half was a largely even affair with few chances created at either end, although David Hutton had to be at his best to stop a low drive shortly before half-time.
Proceedings became somewhat livelier in the second period, due not least to some unusual rulings by the match officials. Clyde took the lead on 72 minutes with a terrific run and strike by Gary Arbuckle, after he picked up a loose clearance by Samson in midfield.
Just as the home support though the win had been secured, a cross into the box was not defended properly and a ball back across the goal was converted by Palenik.