Clyde fell to a home defeat in League Two today, as a clinical Annan side kept alive their slim hopes of catching leaders Peterhead.
Jim Duffy was forced to make some late adjustments to his team, as Iain Gray failed a fitness test on a knee injury and Brian McQueen suffered a calf problem in the warm-up. Fraser McGhee and Ryan Frances replaced them.
The visitors had the first chance of the match when Kieran MacDonald was forced to clear an audacious effort off the line.
A good move involving several Clyde players led to MacDonald finding space in the box and his low cross found Stef McCluskey, but the striker was closed down before he could get a shot away.
At the other end, Jamie Barclay did well to push a downward header onto the bar. Stuart McColm then missed a great chance for The Bully Wee, when Fraser McGhee’s long cross dropped at his feet but he couldn’t make a clean connection with the ball.
An opening goal eventually arrived shortly before half-time, when Annan’s Scott Davidson found the top corner of the net with a lovely shot from around 25 yards.
Early in the second half, The Galabankies increased their lead when Frances’ attempted clearance was gathered by Josh Todd and he made no mistake from close range.
Scott Ferguson (pictured) missed Clyde’s best opportunity to get back into the match when he found himself in front of Kenny Arthur in the away goal, but the winger put his shot wide of the target.
As The Bully Wee pushed to get a goal, Annan finished the match off with a quick breakaway. Todd latched onto a through ball, held off MacDonald and beat Barclay to ensure the three points would return to Dumfries and Galloway.
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