Clyde beat St Mirren Colts to win first edition of Broadwood Cup

Clyde have captured the inaugural Broadwood Cup, sponsored by Culture & Leisure North Lanarkshire (CLNL).

Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 11:37 am
Clyde skipper David Goodwillie receives the Broadwood Cup from Matt Mitchell, Culture & Leisure North Lanarkshire team leader at Broadwood LC (pic: Craig Black Photography)
Clyde skipper David Goodwillie receives the Broadwood Cup from Matt Mitchell, Culture & Leisure North Lanarkshire team leader at Broadwood LC (pic: Craig Black Photography)

Danny Lennon’s side secured the trophy with a 3-0 win over Stirling Albion in Sunday’s final, having defeated St Mirren Colts by the same score on Saturday.

Organisers and co-hosts Cumbernauld Colts took third place.

The four-team tournament opened with Cumbernauld Colts taking on Stirling Albion in the first semi-final.

Colts gave a decent account of themselves against their League 2 opponents. But it was Albion who got the only goal of the game when Kieran Moore’s strike eluded Jonathan Grier and went in off the post.

In the second semi David Goodwillie slotted home a Ross Cunningham through pass to give Clyde a second minute lead against St Mirren’s Colts.

Cunningham added a second before Goodwillie netted a third from the penalty spot just before half-time.

In Sunday’s third-place match St Mirren took a fifth minute lead against Cumbernauld, but Cameron Foy levelled seven minutes later.

Marty Wright put Cumbernauld ahead just before half-time and Lewis Warnock sealed the win with a third goal in stoppage time.

In the final Clyde again got off to the perfect start when Martin McNiff headed home from a Jay Henderson corner with barely a minute on the clock.

The Bully Wee doubled their advantage four minutes from the break, Henderson netting from close range after the Albion defence failed to deal with Ally Love’s cross.

Goodwillie rubber-stamped the victory in the final minute, coolly slotting home from Henderson’s pass to secure the silverware - it’s just a pity Covid-19 restrictions meant there were no fans there to see it.