Clyde scored twice in the last 10 minutes to seal a deserved win as we suffered our fifth defeat in six matches.
The game only went ahead after a 1.30pm pitch inspection, with the snow that had fallen in the morning having been cleared from the artificial surface at Broadwood.
Kyle Banner’s first goal for Stirling cancelled out Chris McStay’s opener but Martin McNiff and John Rankin struck in the closing stages for Danny Lennon’s team.
Stirling matched the Bully Wee for an hour but the home side, whose 2-1 defeat at Elgin last weekend was their first setback since November, finished the match strongly.
Darren Smith was again suspended and captain Ross McGeachie, ever present this season and last, was ruled out through injury. In all, there were five changes to the team beaten 1-0 by bottom club Albion Rovers at Forthbank last weekend.
We ended the match with 10 men after stand-in skipper Danny Jardine was stretchered off after suffering a head injury with all three substitutes committed. It looked a potentially serious situation but thankfully it was good news after he was checked out in hospital on Saturday evening.
Clyde took the lead in 18 minutes when a corner broke to McStay just outside the box and his low drive flew past Calum Ferrie with the aid of a deflection. The on-loan Dundee keeper saved well from Ray Grant before the break but we also had our moments.
Peter MacDonald saw a shot blocked by a defender with keeper Blair Currie in no-man’s land and the same player saw his lob bounce over the bar as we were denied an equaliser.
Ronan Hughes had clipped the top of the bar with a good hit from distance before the break and we were deservedly level six minutes after the restart when Banner found the corner with a header after being perfectly picked out by Dom Docherty.
The equaliser seemed to spark Clyde, though, and Ferrie made a fine stop from Ally Love almost immediately. The pressure was building as the game wore on and Ferrie came to the rescue again after David Goodwillie had made a strong run into the area.
It was no big surprise when McNiff headed home a corner with 10 minutes left and Ferrie was again called into action to save from Goodwillie before Rankin rounded things off seven minutes into stoppage time when he found space in the box and netted with a cool finish.
Clyde: Currie, Cuddihy, Stewart (Banks 60), McNiff, Rumsby, Grant, Lamont (Duffie 90), McStay, Goodwillie, Rankin, Love (Syversten 69). Subs (not used): Hughes (GK), Lyon, Cogill, Boyle.
Goals: McStay 18, McNiff 80, Rankin 90
Stirling Albion: Ferrie, Horne, Allan (Hamilton 46), Hughes, McGregor, Banner, Jardine, Docherty (Mackin 82), MacDonald, Thomson, McLaughlin (Wright 74). Subs (not used): Binnie (GK), Glover, Ashmore, McLear.
Goal: Banner 51
Referee: David Dickinson