The Bully Wee’s under-20 side narrowly lost out to table-toppers Queen of the South at Palmerston Park last night, in the latest match in the SPFL Development League West.
The Dumfries side took a two-goal lead into the half-time break, but Clyde came back strongly in the second half and a goal by Aaron Millar on the hour mark brought the youngsters to within touching distance. However, despite coming close in the final stages, The Bully Wee couldn’t find any further goals and were ultimately left disappointed with a 2-1 defeat.
CLYDE: Trialist, Coleman, Martin, Shanganya, E McMillan, Clark, McPhee, Millar, Quinn, Sweeney, Lynn. SUBS: Trella (Shanganya 60), Trialist (McPhee 46), Trialist (Martin 65)
Head coach, Richard Fox said: “We started well in the opening ten minutes, but then lost a goal after a defence-splitting pass and then a long range shot made it 2-0. Overall, we didn’t reach the standards we expect in the first half and we changed our shape at half-time.
“The second half performance was night and day from the first half and we scored a great goal, with Joseph Bell setting up Aaron Millar. After that we pushed them all the way but we just couldn’t get a second goal, which would have given us a right good chance of going on and winning the match.
“It was probably the youngest team we’ve played, up against a full-time team, and we had them worried. There’s a bit more mental strength amongst the boys now and they are able to come back after an early setback.”