Clyde avenged their midweek defeat at Palmerston a mere two weeks or so ago with a convincing 3-1 victory today at Broadwood and in the process guaranteed a place for themselves in next seasons first division.
Queens made the early running in an attempt to build a quick lead just as they had done so effectively at Palmerston in the last encounter. Warren Hawke coming close form a John Gallacher corner on seven minutes and Denis Boyle doing the hard bit by beating a couple of defenders but then finishing with a shot past the post shortly after.
Clyde weathered that early pressure and in thirteen minutes Sandy Hodge and Barratt of Clyde tangled in the box, a penalty to Clyde was the award. Top scorer Brian Carrigan sending David Mathieson the wrong way to open the scoring in favour of the Bully Wee.
The game was reasonably even for the remainder of the half with Mallan having a goal bound header cleared off the line and Kevin Robison for the second week running making a goal line clearance for the Doonhamers.
Queens started the second half with the same formation but found themselves two behind after only a minutes play. Carrigan's miss-hit shot for goal was deflected by Barratt and found its way into the net.
Clyde were on top for long periods of the second half and in seventy seven minutes Carrigan scored his second of the afternoon with a chip over the keeper from just inside the box, effectively killing the match. Queens did however snatch a consolation goal as substitute Alan Kerr skipped past two defenders and lobbed the keeper on 83 minutes.
With the controversy surrounding Hamilton, see News, it's unclear tonight what our relative league position is.