Montrose 0 Clyde 1
MONTROSE'S final home match of the season ended in defeat, the Gable Endies suffering a single-goal defeat at the hands of second from bottom Clyde.
The only goal of the game came eight minutes into the second half when DAVID MARSHALL was left unmarked in the Montrose box, making the most of the space afforded him to send a low left foot shot past Stuart McKenzie.
Both sides had created chances during the match, Clyde's Scott Durie shooting wide from the edge of the box in the seventh minute and Montrose midfielder Ross McCord firing over four minutes later.
The visitors could have taken the lead in the 15th minute when Mark McLaughlin met a cross to the back post with a firm header, McKenzie finally smothering the ball at the third attempt.
Garry Wood should have out Montrose ahead in the 20th minute. He played a neat one-two with Ross Campbell, the former Forfar striker weighting his return pass perfectly for the Montrose captain. With only goalkeeper Alan Martin to beat, Wood somehow managed to send his shot wide of the post from 12 yards out.
Campbell came close himself three minutes later, powering a header down from a McCord free kick into the box, but the ball bounced up and over the crossbar.
Graham Webster tested Martin in the 28th minute when referee Colin Steven waved play on after Jordan Allan had been fouled. With the Clyde defence caught out of position, Webster looked to capitalise, but his shot was well held by the goalkeeper.
Steven McDougall could have put Clyde ahead nine minutes before half time when he was released in the box, but he shot at McKenzie, giving Ewan Moyes time to knock the ball back to the goalkeeper.
Jordan Allan came close to starting the half on a high for Montrose, scooping his shot wide of the post after beating Ross Fisher.
After Marsh had given Clyde the lead, Montrose tried hard to find an equaliser, coming close when Wood reached the bye line and crossed for Allan, but the youngster's header was palmed to safety by Martin.
Clyde should have gone two goals ahead in the 74th minute when Ewan Moyes sloppily gave the ball away to substitute Scott Ferguson, but his shot was well blocked by McKenzie.
With 15 minutes remaining, Webster's low long range shot was held by Martin.
The final chance of the match fell to Clyde substitute Scott McManus, but his shot was blocked by McKenzie.