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Clyde 5 v 3 Alloa Athletic (aet) (6-5)

Sat, 3rd May 2008 7:00pm

Clyde produced a remarkable comeback this afternoon in what must be one of the best matches ever witnessed at Broadwood.

The Bully Wee dominated the first half and took the lead via a Jimmy Gibson header but somehow ended up behind at the interval. A stunning strike by Brown Ferguson and a free-kick that evaded everybody made it 1-2 at half-time.

An own goal by Dusan Bestvina looked to have consigned Clyde to the Second Division but Gary Arbuckle gave supporters hope with a neat finish. The match was firmly back on when Billy Gibson headed home a couple of minutes later.

The great escape was completed by the impressive Gary McSwegan, who flicked home from a corner to send the tie into extra-time.

The drama continued when, with just a few minutes remaining, McSwegan played a clever ball into the box for Pat Clarke and he finished superbly to make it 5-3 and 6-5 on aggregate.

Airdrie will be the opponents in next week's final, with the first leg taking place at New Broomfield on Wednesday night.

Pictures by Ian McFadyen