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Clyde 0-1 East Stirlingshire

Clyde suffered a disappointing home defeat in League Two this afternoon, in a game decided by an incomprehensible own goal early in the first half.

Following last week’s win at Montrose, Barry Ferguson picked the same starting line-up and included under-20 squad members Jack Currie and Ciaran McBrearty on the bench.

The match got off to the worst possible start for The Bully Wee, with Brian McQueen scoring a horrible own goal. The defender misjudged a high ball and, as he tried to find Alan Martin, headed the ball over the ‘keeper and into the net.

That signalled the start of a long afternoon for Clyde and chances were hard to come by. Scott Ferguson couldn’t force the ball home after Shire goalkeeper Richard Barnard pushed away a cross and Scott Durie then forced the same man into a good save.

However, at the other end, Martin pulled off a terrific low save to prevent the visitors going two goals ahead and David McKenna hit the bar with a close range header.

The second half was dominated by Clyde in terms of possession but there was a lack of cutting edge in much of the play. Craig Halkett’s deflected shot drifted just wide of the post and Currie, who replaced David Gray, had a chance with his head but he couldn’t find the target.

East Stirling held firm to secure the victory as Clyde dropped to fifth place in the table.

If you were at today’s match and are a CIC owner with a website account, don’t forget to vote for your top three performers in the Man of the Match vote.

HALF-TIME DRAW WINNING NUMBERS: 1st 4721 (cash prize), 2nd 3362 (£25 voucher), 3rd 4733 (signed ball)