Stirling Albion 0 Clyde 1
Irn-Bru Scottish League, Division Three
CLYDE notched up a victory at Forthback Stadium to put them in third spot in the league.
Manager Duffy brought in Gavin Brown, Paul Hay and Kevin Watt to replace Lee Sharp, John Sweeney and the injured Bryan Gilfillan.
Albion came close to taking the lead when a free-kick took a deflection, but the Bully Wee found the net in the 24th minute, when Kevin Watt turned inside a defender and hammered the ball home for his first goal for the club.
McCluskey and Watt both came close to putting Clyde further ahead before half-time, and McCluskey was denied a penalty, when referee Roache waved his claims away.
The second half saw Clyde continuing to press forward and a Masterton low shot from 20 yards went close.
Albion began to look more dangerous towards the end of the game, a close-range effort coming off the bar before Jamie Barclay turned a low shot around the post.
THE Bully Wee play their first game on Broadwood Stadium’s new artificial surface today (Saturday).
They are playing host to Annan Athletic, who sit only two points behind Clyde in the league. Kick-off is at 3 p.m.
CLYDE have been handed a home tie in the second round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.
The Cumbernauld-based side will face Highland League side Nairn County, who defeated Preston Athletic in the first round.
The game is scheduled to be played at Broadwood on Saturday, September 29.