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Clyde 2-1 Berwick Rangers

Sat, 29th Dec 2012 6:38pm

A late strike by Kevin Watt earned a crucial three points this afternoon, as The Bully Wee moved level on points with Berwick in the IRN-BRU Third Division.

With several players unavailable, Jim Duffy made four changes to the team that faced Rangers at Ibrox, with Lee Sharp, David Marsh, Michael Oliver and John Sweeney all coming into the starting line-up.

It was the visitors that took an early advantage in the match though, with a goal inside 3 minutes. Dean Carse's strike from distance beat Jamie Barclay and found the bottom corner of the net.

Barclay then had to react sharply to prevent the score from increasing, when he pushed away a fierce shot by Neil Janczyk.

At the other end, Lee Sharp (right) came close to getting an equaliser just before half-time when his deflected shot just missed the top corner of the goal.

Early in the second half, Clyde did score with the help of a bit of good fortune. After a run into the box, Stuart McColm's cutback hit at least two Berwick defenders before trundling into the net.

With around 10 minutes left to play, Watt had a great chance to score when he collected a cross by Kieran Macdonald just outside the six yard box. After a good first touch, his effort on goal wasn't quite clean enough and was well saved by Ian McCaldon.

However, in the last minute, Watt made amends. Pat Scullion's downward header eventually fell to the striker and his shot found the corner of the net to complete the comeback.

There was still time for Stef McCluskey to rattle the underside of the bar before the full-time whistle brought confirmation of an important home victory.

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Pictures by Adam Oliver