Clyde 1 East Stirlingshire 0
Scottish League Two
A narrow win over East Stirling on Saturday saw Clyde jump into second place in the league.
Bully Wee boss Jim Duffy made two changes to the team that won at Annan last week. Jamie Barclay was back in goals and Neil Janczyk featured as a trialist in midfield.
An early mistake by Barclay gave the visitors a chance but the Shire were unable to take advantage of the keeper’s poor clearance.
That seemed to set the tone for the rest of the half, as a lacklustre Clyde display failed to produce any real chances on the away goal.
Early in the second half, the Bully Wee took the lead thanks to a much-needed slice of luck. Kieran MacDonald cut in from the left wing and his low cross was diverted into the net off the boot of East Stirling’s Richard Miller.
A stubborn East Stirling side had a penalty claim waved away by the referee, before Max Wright’s goalbound shot was deflected just wide of the post by David Marsh.
With time running out, Bradley Coyne and Scott Ferguson were both inches away from getting on the end of a low cross from Stuart McColm.
At the other end, Barclay was brought off a fine low save to turn away a deflected shot that looked to be heading into the bottom corner of the net.
The final whistle confirmed that a vital three points had been secured as the club enters an important period in the season.
CLYDE: Barclay, Gray, MacDonald, Trialist, Marsh, McQueen, Ferguson, Daly, McCluskey, Sweeney, McColm. Subs: Capuano, Frances, Coyne, Scullion, McGhee, Rajovic.
EAST STIRLINGSHIRE: Hay, Herd, Maxwell, Thomson, Townsley, Tapping, Watt, Miller, Glasgow, Greenhill, Wright. Subs: Quinn, MacGregor, O’Donoghue, McKechnie, Gordon, Devlin.
Referee: Gavin Ross.
Clyde have signed former Berwick Rangers player Neil Janczyk.
The 30-year-old midfielder has already appeared for the Bully Wee twice as a trialist.
He began his footballing career with Hearts, before moving to St. Johnstone and then to Brechin, where he made over 100 appearances for the club.
Janczyk joined East Fife for a short spell before heading to Berwick.
He has signed with the Broadwood side until the end of the season.