In what is becoming a familiar story, The Bully Wee lost a match in which they were the better team for spells, failing to find a way to convert that into a win over 90 minutes.
John McCormack brought Willie Sawyers, John Stewart and Jordan White back into the team and he watched the latter get Clyde off to the perfect start inside the first minute. The young Dunfermline forward held his man off in the box, turned and fired a shot into the bottom corner of the net.
The home side immediately tried to get back level by pressing men forward, although their chances were limited until a comedy of errors led to an equaliser just after the half hour mark. After a clearing header by Alan Lithgow, Willie McLachlan caught the ball, presumably thinking the referee had stopped play when he hadn’t. From the resulting free-kick for handball, Lithgow sliced a clearance towards goal. It looked as though Callum Reidford had thwarted the danger but he then seemed to let the ball slip underneath him, leaving a tap-in for McQuade.
Almost immediately after the restart, Ally Park thought he had scored but Blue Brazil ‘keeper Hay pulled off a great stop to increase the frustration in the Clyde camp.
The Bully Wee started the second half on the front foot but fell behind when Cowdenbeath beat the offside trap on the break and eventually scored on the line from a driven cross.
A third goal followed soon, with poor defending letting McQuade score his second goal of the night with a back post nod.
Sub Dmitrijs Borisovs helped inject some life back into the Clyde attack and a couple of half chances were created, but it was too little too late to salvage anything from the match.
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