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CLYDE 3 : 0 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 31st December 2005
Rating: 6.26
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S1 - 46
Rating: 6.08
S2 - 68
Rating: 4.73
S3 - 74
Rating: 4.70
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Ian McCall had the rare luxury of a virtual full squad to choose from for the trip to Broadwood. Brian McLaughlin was back from his collar bone injury to replace the suspended Gary Wood in the squad whilst Colin Scott stepped back onto the bench in place of Stuart Hill. For Clyde Alex Williams returned to the starting line up after missing the Boxing Day trip to Brechin.

The first significant point of note saw Craig McKeown pick up a booking in five minutes for a late challenge on Steve Bowey. A minute later Paul Burns forced a fine save out of Peter Cherrie from the edge of the box after riding a couple of challenges. From the resulting Gibson corner Burns helped the ball back into the box and Jim Thomson side-footed over the bar from 12 yards. Sadly though Clyde took the lead a minute later with a terrible goal to lose. Willie Gibson was way short with a back-pass and Alex Williams needless to say latched onto the ball to slip it under Barnard and into the net from the edge of the penalty area.

No way through for Lyle
In 17 minutes Bowey headed another Gibson corner wide of target in the back post area but five minutes later Clyde created their own first chance of the match when Williams headed down for Brighton to rifle narrowly wide of Barnard's goal. In the 26th minute Steven Masterton joined his colleague in Mr Smith's book for a pull back on Gibson. Five minutes later Jim Thomson was fortunate perhaps to escape a booking for a late challenge on Bryson and from the resulting free kick O'Donnell forced an excellent save from Barnard. In 33 minutes though Eric Paton did become the first Queens player in the book for a challenge on Malone. Three minutes after that Brighton outfought Jim Thomson on the edge of the box and fired a shot narrowly wide again as Clyde continued to push for a second goal. That goal duly arrived in 41 minutes when Bryson burst into the box and. although his shot was blocked by a defender, the loose ball fell perfectly for Stephen O'Donnell to stroke into the bottom right corner. A minute later it could easily have been three but Barnard did well to block from Brighton.

O'Neill gets tangled up
Ian McCall was moved to make a half-time switch with Brian McLaughlin making his awaited return from injury in place of Derek Lyle who'd had a poor half. Again the first point of note of the half was a booking, this time for John O'Neill for a fairly innocuous trip. Two minutes later and Queens nearly pulled a goal back as John O'Neill challenged Cherrie in the air for a cross and was first to the loose ball only for Eddie Malone to throw himself into a block at the last instant. Just before the hour mark O'Donnell was wide with a 20 yard shot following good work by Williams. The third goal was delayed only until the 62nd minute though when McGowan's cross dropped perfectly onto the head of Alex Williams to loop a header over Barnard. Within a minute though Williams had turned sinner when he was booked for a late challenge on Lovell.

On 66 minutes a fine flowing Queens move saw McLaughlin send English down the left side and his fine cross presented Willie Gibson with an open goal in the six yard box as he slid in but failed to make any contact with the ball. In the 68th minute Chris Carr replaced Brian Reid, presumably just to keep Reid fresh for Monday's crucial game at Stair Park. Two minutes later Clyde made their first switch with Gary Arbuckle replacing Stephen O'Donnell and few moments after that Chris Higgins joined the growing list of booked players for a foul on Gibson. McCall made his final switch on 74 minutes when Scott Robertson replaced Paul Burns and on 77 minutes Graham Roberts replaced Williams with Roddy Hunter. Finally Craig Bryson was replaced by Bouadji on 79 minutes.

Queens on the back foot
With two minutes remaining Tom Brighton burst into the box and forced a fine low save out of Barnard but there were no further close run things so Queens go into the New Year potentially in bottom spot (as I write this Brechin are drawing with St Mirren) and with much much work to do to save their first division status. That work MUST start on Monday at Stair Park.

Ewan Lithgow
Photographs - David Gow

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