Dave Mackay’s men suffered a third successive defeat and still need a point to make sure of a play-off place but our goal difference means we are almost there.
All the goals came in a six-minute spell early in the second half, with a Jack Boyle double earning Clyde victory either side of Danny Jardine’s equaliser. Other than that, it was a match of few chances and almost nothing of note happened in the first half.
There were six changes to the team thrashed 5-0 by Montrose the previous week, with Cammy
Binnie, George Stanger, Darren Barr, Andy Little, Andy Black and Ross Kavanagh all returning to the side. Darren Smith and Lee Hamilton were injured and captain Willie Robertson suspended.
A recent defeat at Cowdenbeath was a big blow to Clyde’s play-off bid but Danny Lennon’s team have now won six games on the bounce at Broadwood.
The Bully Wee went ahead in 51 minutes when Boyle broke down the right and drove into the box before sending a low shot into the corner.
Albion were level two minutes later when Peter MacDonald – on for the injured Little – expertly picked out Jardine and the on-loan St Johnstone midfielder nodded the ball over Blair Currie.
There was an air of controversy about Clyde’s 57th-minute winner. Boyle was flagged offside as he tucked away what he thought was a Goodwillie pass but referee Steven Kirkland over-ruled his assistant, with Albion midfielder Moon appearing to get his toe to the ball first.
We rarely looked like finding an equaliser in the remaining half hour as the hosts gained revenge for a 2-1 defeat at Forthbank in February.
Clyde: Currie, Duffie, Stewart, McNiff, Cogill, Grant, Boyle (Love 82), Nicoll, Goodwillie, McStay (Cuddihy 63), Lamont. Subs (not used): Gourlay (GK), Martin, Lowdon, Wright, Millar.
Goals: Boyle 51, 57
Stirling Albion: Binnie, McGeachie, McNeil, Stanger, Barr, Moon, McLaughlin, Jardine (Caddis 81), Little (MacDonald 40), Black (Dickson 72), Kavanagh. Subs (not used): Wight (GK), Noble, R Smith, Banner.
Goal: Jardine 53
Referee: Steven Kirkland