Scott spot on as Clyde sink Stirling

Scott Linton has netted three spot-kicks in two games for Clyde
Scott Linton has netted three spot-kicks in two games for Clyde

Clyde clocked up their second win in four days with a 2-1 success at Stirling Albion on Tuesday.

Two Scott Linton penalties earned the Bully Wee three points which saw them leapfrog their opponents and move into fifth place in the League 2 table.

Barry Ferguson’s side were looking to build on their win over Berwick on Saturday, but it was the home side who struck first just after the half-hour mark.

Steve Doris slid on to get on the end of a low cross and directed the ball past Marc Waters.

The on-loan Partick Thistle ‘keeper then made a fine save to prevent Lewis McTear from doubling Albion’s advantage.

But it was a different story after the break as Clyde hit back.

They levelled five minutes into the second period when Ross Smith was penalised for handball and Scott Linton - who scored Clyde’s opener against Berwick from a penalty - was once again on target from the spot.

John Gemmell missed a chance for Clyde before the visitors went ahead on 70 minutes with a another penalty.

This time Phil Johnstone was adjudged to have illegally used his arm to block a shot from Linton who once more did the needful from 12 yards.

A Ross McMillan header hit the post as the home side pushed for an equaliser.

With five minutes left Clyde were reduced to 10 men when Mark McLaughlin was shown a second yellow card.

Doris hit the bar with the resulting free-kick but that was as close as Albion came for the rest of the match and Clyde held on for a vital victory.