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Fine Win for High-Flying 19s

The club’s under-19 side enjoyed a fantastic away win over Celtic today, to move level on points with The Bhoys at the top of the SPFL league table.

The 3-1 win at Barrowfield was also Celtic’s first defeat of the season.

Clyde started the match well and tried to push Celtic onto the back foot, creating some opportunities in the opening minutes.

The home side gradually came into the game and started exploiting space they were creating in midfield, with good movement causing problems for Clyde. Eventually Celtic’s pressure paid off and a mistake by Clyde in midfield led to an opening goal from the left wing area.

A strong Clyde penalty claim was denied before the break, when Garry Campbell was brought down in the box.

After some half-time instructions from management team Lee Sharp and Pat Keogh, the Clyde youngsters started to cause The Bhoys problems and create more chances.

The pressure paid off with a well worked equaliser. A ball from the left by Alan Cairns found Gordon Young, whose through ball released Conor Lynass to run on and slot a great finish past the ‘keeper.

As Celtic tried to increase the pressure again, The Bully Wee responded with a second goal. More good work by Gordon Young gave an opportunity to Jack Curry, who evaded two defenders and found the bottom left corner of the net with a fine finish.

As goalkeeper Nik Rajovic and defender Billy Robb were forced off with injuries, Celtic pushed hard for a leveller and the Clyde defence was forced to work hard.

However, a third goal on the break clinched the victory. The ball was played forward to Lynass, who turned two defenders at the edge of the box before bending home a great shot.

A delighted Lee and Pat ran onto the park to greet the players at full-time.

Director of Youth Willie O’Neill, who watched the match with Jim Duffy, said: “I’m delighted with the outcome, it shows the belief the squad has and we now need to build on it. It was a great game and the result is a reward for all the hard work everyone is putting in at the club.”