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Clyde 1-0 Peterhead

A Cameron Salkeld winner in the closing stages saw The Bully Wee collect their first three points since August and under Jim Duffy with a long awaited victory over Peterhead at New Douglas Park.

The manager retained the majority of the starting line-up against Airdrieonians a fortnight ago with one change as Jon Craig replaced Darren Hynes.

The opening stages were closely contested with Clyde creating there first real chance in the eighth minute when Ross Cunningham strode down the left-hand side and knocked the ball into the path of Kyle Doherty who hit an effort at goal, but a Peterhead defender was on hand to swiftly intercept on the line.

Martin Rennie then found space to send a powerful shot forward, however it careered wide of the target. The Bully Wee continued in their attempts to search for the opener as Doherty connected onto Salkeld’s teasing cross but his effort sailed over the bar.

The visitors came agonisingly close to opening the scoring in the 28th minute as Oyinsan capitalised on an error from Barry Cuddihy and fired a shot from inside the box, only for it to bounce off the woodwork.

As the match entered the final quarter of the first half, the Blue Toon were relentlessly aiming to push through a stubborn home defence and almost prevailed in the 37th minute. Fosu managed to beat Neil Parry to the ball, however, he delayed his shot which enabled Craig to clear the danger.

Clyde increased the intensity at the beginning of the second period as they sought to break the deadlock. Cunningham launched an effort straight at McKenzie, while the ‘keeper crouched low to deny Doherty.

As proceedings reached the hour mark, The Bully Wee were continually frustrated as they hemmed the visitors into their own area, but to no avail. Sula’s header from a corner was calmly collected by the ‘keeper, while Lyon picked out Doherty from inside the box, only for the forward to send his effort narrowly wide.

At the other end, Shanks muscled his way inside the box to place the ball at Oyinsan’s feet, however, the striker skewed his shot from close range.

With eight minutes of normal time remaining, The Bully Wee broke the deadlock, courtesy of Salkeld. Rennie maintained possession and crossed the ball into a crammed box, where the midfielder was perfectly positioned to rocket his header home.

Clyde came close to doubling their advantage with numerous of last-gasp efforts that were all cleared off the line.

The players were applauded off the park by a jubilant home support at the full time whistle as The Bully Wee savoured their first league victory in six months.  

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