The Bully Wee’s good form continued today, with a single goal victory over Montrose at Broadwood.
Jim Duffy made only one change to the team that faced Alloa last week; Ryan Kane was handed his first start for the club, replacing Paul McMullan who had been struggling with illness.
The first half of the match was always interesting, although produced few clear-cut chances on goal. Some timely defending and bad breaks of the ball ensured that the score stayed level.
Felip Mentel did have to react sharply to stop Martin Boyle though, with Ryan Kane failing to connect with a deflected cross from close range at the other end.
Clyde looked strong after the half-time interval and got a crucial goal after a few minutes play. A committed tackle by Gavin Brown led to Liam Cusack finding space on the right wing and the forward put in a terrific low cross for Stephen McDonald, who made no mistake from six yards out.
Moments later, Cusack came close to doubling the advantage when he met John Neill’s fine cross, but the striker’s header struck the Montrose post.
The visitors did carve out some chances before the end though. Lee Sharp did well to divert a vicious volley over the bar and, in injury time, there was a scare for the Clyde defence as a cut-back from the left wing led to a scramble and a penalty claim, but the danger was eventually cleared.
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