With the wounds of last weeks heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Gretna still healing Clyde travel to Dundee full of hope in the knowledge that the side can play some of the most attractive football in the league.
Dundee fortunes this season have been a little worse than some would have expected with two defeats in the league and a shock exit from the Challenge cup after losing 2-1 to Forfar. The Dens boys will be hoping to kick start their season.on Sunday.
Our last visit to Dens Park brought a victory courtesy of man of the moment Dougie Imrie, but one of our most interesting games came on the back of Clyde’s Scottish Cup defeat by Gretna. Dundee came to Broadwood after a cup victory and pushed us all the way.
Clyde lost an early goal to a Tam McManus header early on but pulled the deficit back as Tom Brighton equalised.
Clyde took the lead less than 10 minutes later when Callum McDonald turned the ball in to his own net after McGowan had driven low in to the 6 yard box. The lead lasted only 4 minutes when Eddie Malone made the mistake which allowed ex-Clyde man Colin Marshall to finish from 14 yards.
A spectacular first half was to finish 2-2 and the second half produced more of the same. After two Tam McManus released a snap shot past keeper Paul Jarvie but Clyde got a deserved point in some style when Paul McHale (pictured top left) came off the bench to score a 25 yard screamer.
Head to head
In the last 5 matches its all looking fairly even but Clyde will take encouragement out of our last trip to Dens!
Sat 22 Apr Dundee 0 – 1 Clyde Scottish Division One
Sat 18 Feb Clyde 3 – 3 Dundee Scottish Division One
Wed 26 Oct Dundee 3 – 3 Clyde Scottish Division One
Sat 13 Aug Clyde 1 – 1 Dundee Scottish Division One
Wed 29 Oct Clyde 2 – 5 Dundee Scottish League Cup
Highest Aggregate 7 Clyde 2 – 5 Dundee 2003/2004
Highest Dundee score: 7 Dundee 7 – 0 Clyde 1947/1948
Highest Clyde score: 5 Clyde 5 – 2 Dundee 1920/1921
Directions to Dens Park
Dens Park is one of the easiest grounds to find anywhere in Scotland. Assuming you’ve found Perth and are on the road to Dundee, as soon as you hit the main roundabout just head up the dual carriageway, called the Kinsgway. Then follow the signposts. Get there early, though, as it can be difficult to get parked.