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Stirling Albion 3-0 Clyde

The Bully Wee’s poor run of form continued today, as Stirling Albion ended up comfortable winners and picked up three points in Ladbrokes League 2.

Barry Ferguson made three changes to the team following last week’s defeat to Annan, with Sean Higgins and Martin McNiff returning and new signing Brett Long putting on the ‘keeper’s jersey.

The first chance of the match fell to the hosts when a cross from the right found Ross Kavanagh, but Long did well to get his body in the way of the ball from point blank range.

Clyde then enjoyed a period on top and Peter MacDonald’s header at the near post went wide, before Scott McLaughlin’s free-kick brought out a good save from Cameron Binnie.

Long then denied the lively Stirling forward Dylan Bikey with a save at his near post, but The Binos took the lead after 28 minutes when a delivery from the left wing reach Kavanagh and his header gave Long no chance.

Before half-time, The Bully Wee could have – and probably should have – equalised, with Martin McNiff shooting wide and David Gormley missing an excellent chance after being set up by MacDonald.

After a fairly even first half, the second half was mostly dominated by Stirling and they extended their lead with 66 minutes on the clock. Bikey found too much space on the left and the Frenchman cut inside and put an excellent low shot into the corner of the net.

A few minutes later, Bikey put the result beyond doubt, latching onto a loose ball in the box and smashing the ball past Long, who again had little chance to prevent the goal.

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