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Clyde 0Cowdenbeath FC 1

Date: 7th November 2009 Kick off: 3:00pm
Competition: Irn-Bru 2nd Division Referee: Alan Muir
Venue: Fountain of Youth Stadium Attendance: 691
Man of the Match: Joe Mbu

A late penalty from sub Scott McBride saw us record our first away league win over the Bully Wee in 39 years to move to the top of the table following Stirling Albion's defeat at Alloa.
There was one change to the side which had won the Fife derby the previous week with Brian Fairbairn picking up an injury in the pre match warm up, Kenny Adamson stepped up from the bench to make his first start since late September.
The Bully Wee handed a debut to Lee Graham who had signed on loan from Dunfermline Athletic the previous day, this was the youngsters second game of the week against Cowden as he had appeared in our midweek reserve defeat at East End Park.
The opening period saw clear cut chances few and far between on the slippery Broadwood surface with Ramsay and Wardlaw coming closest as Cowden looked to break the deadlock.
After the break McQuade had two great chances to open the scoring , firstly he saw a shot crash off the crossbar and then sent a glancing header just wide of the post.
At the other end in a rare home attack Hay pulled off a top class save to turn Parks netbound header over the bar.
With eight minutes to go we had a strong claim for a penalty turned down when Graham handled a Wardlaw header on the goal line and minutes later McBride headed just wide of the target.
Justice was done for the earlier 'non-penalty' when Lithgow handled a Mbu Shot with a minute to go and McBRIDE cooly stepped up to slot home his seventh goal of the campaign from the 12 yard spot.

Danny Lennon spoke to the Blue Brazil Online after the game:

"We expected a tight game and knew that we would have a lot of possession. I was pleased that we used that possession well and controlled the midfield for long spells.

"The boys played some good football and created two or three very good chances. It looked like it was not going to be our day in front of goal but the boys stuck at it and got their reward in the end.

"We were solid again at the back and the save from Duff (David Hay) was top class. Our fitness was excellent and credit has to go to the sports science programme"

"It is great for the club that we are now top of the league but we will continue to take it one game at a time."

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