Clyde 2 - 1 Stranraer

Saturday 7th April 2012
K Brannan (55)
[OG] Z Belkouche (63)
M Moore (6)

Bully Wee battle back to victory

Clyde recovered from an early goal as they beat high-flying Stranraer 2-1 at the Broadwood Stadium.

The visitors got off to a flying start when Michael Moore rose highest to head home Craig Malcolm's cross.

The Bully Wee came close to an equaliser 10 minutes later but Patrick Scullion glanced his header wide from close range.

John Sweeney was next to threaten but David Mitchell produced a fine stop to keep his side ahead at the break.

But Jim Duffy's side were level 10 minutes after the restart, Kieran Brannan on hand to head Scullion's cross beyond Mitchell.

And the comeback was complete eight minutes later when Zakaria Belkouche deflected John Neill's effort past his own keeper.

The Blues rallied and Grant Gallagher had their best opportunity to snatch a point, Nicholas Feely doing well to keep out his long-range drive.

OfficialKevin Graham
Attendance506
VenueBroadwood Stadium
Kick Off
Clyde 0 - 0 Stranraer
0:26
Foul on David MacGregor
0:31
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
1:11
Cross from Christopher Aitken
1:23
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
5:04
Shot taken by Michael Moore from the centre penalty area
5:04
Clyde 0 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Michael Moore from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
6:32
Foul on Frank McKeown
6:38
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
9:15
Offside flag raised against James Patrick Scullion
9:16
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
10:35
Foul on Ryan Borris
10:40
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
12:13
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
13:25
Foul on Michael Oliver
13:31
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay from the left wing
13:40
Cross from Paul Hay
13:52
Clearance by David MacGregor
15:12
Corner taken by John Sweeney with his right foot from the right byline
15:33
Shot taken by James Patrick Scullion from the centre penalty area
15:56
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
16:00
Foul on Michael Moore
16:04
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
16:53
Foul on John Sweeney
16:58
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay
18:53
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
20:14
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
20:52
Shot taken by Zakaria Belkouche from the centre penalty area
21:13
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
24:39
Shot taken by John Neill with his right foot
25:00
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
25:36
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
29:08
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
29:44
Foul on John Neill
29:49
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
30:19
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
30:22
Free Kick taken by Lee Sharp
31:37
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
33:21
Cross from Sean Winter
33:31
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
34:17
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
35:58
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
37:23
Corner taken by John Sweeney with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
40:48
Shot taken by John Sweeney with his right foot
41:06
Save made by David Mitchell
41:52
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
44:00
Foul on Kieran Brannan
44:06
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay from the left wing
44:21
Cross from Paul Hay
44:40
Clearance by Sean Winter
45:00+0:37
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
45:00+0:39
Free Kick taken by Declan Gallagher
Half Time
Clyde 0 - 1 Stranraer
Second Half Started
Clyde 0 - 1 Stranraer
45:52
Offside flag raised against James Patrick Scullion
45:55
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
46:12
Foul on Gavin Brown
46:18
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
46:51
Corner taken by John Sweeney with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
47:10
Clearance by Ryan Borris
47:46
Foul on Ryan Borris
47:55
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
49:05
Foul on Craig Malcolm
49:09
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
52:10
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
53:47
BOOKING: Gavin Brown of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:46
Shot taken by Kieran Brannan with his right foot from the centre penalty area
54:46
Clyde 1 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Kieran Brannan with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
56:16
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
56:25
Foul on Michael Moore
56:29
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
56:51
Cross from Christopher Aitken
56:53
Save made by Nicholas Feely
58:45
Foul on Michael Moore
58:49
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
62:12
Shot taken by John Neill with his right foot
62:29
Clyde 2 - 1 Stranraer
OWN GOAL scored by Zakaria Belkouche with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
63:08
Foul on David MacGregor
63:15
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
63:17
BOOKING: John Neill of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
64:09
Foul on Stephen Stirling
64:15
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
64:22
Foul on Michael Moore
64:25
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
65:25
Substitution for Stranraer: Stuart McColm on for Zakaria Belkouche
66:31
Foul on Ryan Borris
66:36
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
67:16
Foul on Gavin Brown
67:21
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay
67:50
Cross from Paul Hay
67:54
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
69:21
Substitution for Clyde: Ryan Kane on for Gavin Brown
71:29
Foul on John Sweeney
71:35
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
72:23
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
73:21
Foul on Scott Taggart
73:26
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the right wing
73:33
BOOKING: Declan Gallagher of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
74:32
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
74:53
Clearance by Declan Gallagher
76:02
Substitution for Clyde: Drew Ramsay on for Kieran Brannan
78:07
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
78:11
Substitution for Stranraer: Grant Gallagher on for Stephen Stirling
78:56
Foul on John Neill
79:02
Free Kick taken by Declan Gallagher
79:08
BOOKING: Grant Gallagher of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:52
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
80:14
Foul on Michael Moore
80:18
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
81:09
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
81:21
Shot taken by Grant Gallagher with his right foot
81:31
Save made by Nicholas Feely
84:39
Offside flag raised against Ryan Kane
84:41
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
85:47
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
86:39
Foul on Iain Gray
86:44
Free Kick taken by Lee Sharp
88:48
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
90:00+1:20
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
Full Time
Clyde 2 - 1 Stranraer

Clyde

vs

Stranraer

2
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
5
Shots
3
2
On Target
2
3
Off Target
1
3
Crosses
3
3
Corners
2
26
Throw Ins
28
2
Saves
1
1
Clearances
3
12
Goal Kicks
11
11
Free Kicks
17
3
Offside
2
3
Yellow Cards
1

Clyde

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Nicholas Feely
02.Iain Gray
03.Lee Sharp
04.Declan Gallagher (74+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Gavin Brown (54+0: Unsporting behaviour) 70+0' Tactical
06.John Neill (64+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.John Sweeney
08.Paul Hay
09.Michael Oliver
10.Kieran Brannan 77+0' Tactical
11.James Patrick Scullion

Substitutes

12.Barry McCue
13.Drew Ramsay 77+0' Tactical
14.Kieran Daw
15.Ryan Kane 70+0' Tactical
16.Grant Dickie

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Mitchell
02.Scott Taggart
04.David MacGregor
05.Frank McKeown
15.Zakaria Belkouche 66+0' Tactical
06.Christopher Aitken
07.Sean Winter
08.Stephen Stirling 79+0' Tactical
16.Ryan Borris
09.Craig Malcolm
12.Michael Moore

Substitutes

17.Ryan Marshall
13.Nathan Shepherd
14.Grant Gallagher (80+0: Unsporting behaviour) 79+0' Tactical
15.John Kane
16.Stuart McColm 66+0' Tactical

Clyde turn to kids

Clyde manager Jim Duffy will again have to dip into the youth team for visit of second-placed Stranraer.

Brian McQueen, Jack Sloss, Jason Marr, Kris Irvine and Daniel Fitzpatrick are all absent through injury.

Captain Paul Hay has returned to training after three weeks out and he will feature if there has been no adverse reaction.

Gavin Brown and Kieran Brannan will also play if they pass lunchtime fitness tests.

Duffy said: "Our kids are doing well and they kept things tight at Berwick last week until two mistakes in a five-minute spell cost us.

"The one thing that we have not had in any game recently has been a break in front of goal and if we could get one we may surprise a good Stranraer side."

Stranraer are looking to keep the pressure on champions-elect Alloa.

However, they will be without the injured pair of Grant Gallagher and Steven Noble.

Stair Park manager Keith Knox said: "We are still in with a mathematical chance of winning the title and therefore we have to keep winning our games and hoping that Alloa lose a few.

"A win would secure a play-off place for us which is progress after last season but we are not going to give anything up.

"First of all we need to take care of a Clyde side that are always hard to break down and who work really hard for their manager. We have to win this one to put any pressure on Alloa."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 32 34 72
2 Stranraer 32 27 58
3 Queen's Park 32 23 57
4 Elgin City 32 6 50
5 Annan Athletic 32 4 45
6 Berwick Rangers 32 -2 41
7 Peterhead 32 -10 41
8 Up Clyde 32 -11 30
9 Down Montrose 32 -25 29
10 East Stirlingshire 32 -46 21

Updated 7/04/2012 at 16:57