An Alloa Athletic goal in the third minute of stoppage time broke Clyde hearts at the Indodrill today and continued their losing streak in the cruellest fashion.
Interim Manager Allan Moore made three changes to last Saturday’s team, with Neil Parry, Euan Cameron and Barry Cuddihy replacing Ryan Mullen, Jordan Allan and Morgaro Gomis.
Daniel Church tested Neil Parry in the opening minutes but the ‘keeper was equal to it then Connor Sammon skewed the rebound wide of the open goal but his blushes were spared with an offside flag.
Clyde then had an opportunity after a good mazy run by Barry Cuddihy who cut the ball back to Ross Cunningham, but his goalbound effort was deflected behind by a defender.
There was another deflection in the opposite box moments later and it handed The Wasps a lead. Luke Donnelly’s shot came off Peter Grant’s knee and looped over the head of a helpless Parry.
Bradley Rodden then had a chance to double the lead after rounding Parry but couldn’t direct his effort on target.
Clyde then thought they had equalised after Alloa ‘keeper Hogarth flapped at a cross and missed it allowing Peter Grant to head home, but referee Steven Kirkland laughably ruled it out for Kurtis Roberts jumping too close to the goalkeeper.
They would not be denied for much longer though after Euan Cameron cut inside and sent a pass to Roberts in the 33rd minute. He took a touch on his chest to control the ball then sent a volley past Hogarth into the corner of the net from the edge of the area.
The Bully Wee almost went in at the interval ahead when Roberts got to the by-line and cut back for Cameron, but he could only poke the ball the wrong side of the post under pressure from a defender.
Alloa had a chance to retake the lead in the opening stages of the second half when Kevin Cawley crossed for Donnelly, but he also flicked a header narrowly wide of the post.
The second half was closely contested without too many clear cut chances. Mo Gomis took a pop from outside the box with a couple of minutes to go but Hogarth got down low to push his shot behind.
Paul Kennedy then saw red with a minute of normal time to play for his second soft booking of the afternoon.
There would be late heartache for Clyde as a long free-kick into the box was met by Cunningham. An Alloa attacker seemed to make contact with him in the air, more so than Roberts with Hogarth earlier in the game, but Kirkland chose to ignore it and the ball dropped to Donnelly twelve yards out, who hooked it past Parry.
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