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Clyde 2-0 East Stirling

Clyde’s good run of form continued at Broadwood today, with a hard-fought win over East Stirlingshire.

Jim Duffy fielded the same starting eleven which was successful in the club’s last match at Annan, with Marc McCusker stepping onto the bench following his recent loan signing.

The Bully Wee took the lead after 18 minutes. After possession was won in midfield, Kevin Watt slipped the ball to Pat Scullion (pictured) in the box and he cut inside the last defender and finished well.

However, The Shire came close to equalising when Andrew Stirling’s shot flashed past the top corner of the goal and they were unlucky when a long range effort came back out off the post, hit Jamie Barclay on the head and went just over the bar.

Callum Fordyce came close to doubling Clyde’s lead when his attempted lob found the roof of the net, before the visitors hit the woodwork again via another effort from distance.

The second half started in a slightly more cagey fashion, with East Stirling enjoying the better of the play; although they were limited to half chances on goal.

A terrific effort by John Sweeney then rattled the crossbar before McCusker, on to replace Watt, had a good chance inside the box but his low shot was held comfortably by Grant Hay.

As The Shire pushed extra men forward towards the end of the game, Clyde were able to find gaps on the break. Deep into injury time, one of those counter attacks resulted in a match-clinching goal as McCluskey set up Sweeney to find the bottom corner of the net.

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