On Saturday, Clyde became the fourth team this season to fall victim to traditional whipping boys East Stirlingshire, who remain top with a two point lead. Quite how long they will be able to remain there is another matter altogether.
Goals from Max Wright either side of John Sweeney's consolation were the difference in a hard fought victory which both managers would admit could easily have ended all square. That the visitors were able to hold on to their lead - where once they might have crumbled - was a sign of the progress they have made in recent times.
"Maybe a couple of seasons ago we would have lost that game," agreed Matt Kerr, their assistant manager. "I thought the boys' effort today was excellent."
All the action came in the second-half after a tame opening period which was characterised by a notable lack of chances on either side.
The deadlock was eventually broken just four minutes after the restart when Chris Townsley's cross found Wright at the back post and he diverted the ball into the top corner. His second came after he latched onto a long ball and tapped it beyond a hesitant Barclay.
It was a bright performance from a youngster who is quickly developing into a key component of a very potent team. "I've been shocking in front of goal so far," the winger admitted. "So it's good to get the first two. Hopefully it continues."
Not so satisfied with the result was Jim Duffy, the Clyde manager. "I'm bitterly disappointed," he said. "I'm not saying we deserved to win it, because East Stirling played well, but when you get to 1-1 then you shouldn't lose it. It was poor defending and if you defend poorly then you're going to be punished."