Clyde 1 Queen of the South 0

Last updated : 28 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer

Clyde fully deserved their narrow victory over Queen of South, although there was an element of luck about the goal.

A ball into the box let Tom Brighton hit a shot on target which was well stopped by keeper Richard Barnard. Unfortunately for Queen's, the rebound went straight to Alex Williams, whose first effort was cleared off the line by Eric Paton, but the full-back's clearance seemed to strike Williams and rebound over the goal-line for what proved to be the winner.

Clyde suffered a setback during added time at the close of the first half when keeper Paul Jarvie was carried off following a clash with Queen's striker David McNiven and was replaced by substitute keeper Peter Cherry.

The change didn't upset Clyde who should have increased their advantage two minutes after the restart, but both Brighton and Stephen O'Donnell mis-kicked in front of goal during the same attack.

O'Donnell had the ball in the net after 57 minutes but was correctly ruled offside.

The visitors' big problem was the lack of a cutting edge up front, and 80 minutes had elapsed before Brian McLaughlin forced substitute Cherry into making a save.

O'Donnell had yet another opportunity to make the game safe for Clyde with two minutes remaining but shot well over the bar from Brighton's cut-back.

The visitors came more into the match in the closing stages but never looked like denying Clyde three points.