AFTER 39 games, just 90 minutes remain for Clyde and Queen’s Park. The prize is a place in League One and it is Gus MacPherson’s side who have a foot in the third tier.

Just a point separated these sides over the course of the regular league campaign but Queen’s have a two goal cushion ahead of their final meeting on Saturday, courtesy of a deserved 3-1 win at Broadwood.

It is now set up for a Hampden showdown and Bully Wee boss Barry Ferguson insists his side still have a fighting chances of making their promotion dream a reality.

Ferguson said: “It is not over, it is only half-time. We will go and have a blast at it.

“I said that to the players. I have played in loads of games where we have come back from two goals [down]. So we have got nothing to fear.

“If they get one goal, we will have to get three or four. That is the way I look at it. We have got to be positive.

“We will be positive. We are a bit down just now but it is good to be disappointed because that means that they care.

“We had a few chances to score that never broke our way. We will go for it on Saturday and see where it takes us.”

Clyde paid tribute to former defender Chris Mitchell before the game as Ferguson’s squad warmed-up wearing ‘Mitchell 16’ t-shirts and there was a round of applause after 16 minutes as supporters remembered the former Scotland youth international, who tragically died at the weekend.

By the time both sets of fans rose to their feet, there had already been a goal at either end. It was Queen’s who struck first as Sean Burns sent keeper John Gibson the wrong way from the spot after Marvin Andrews had fouled David Galt as he burst into the area. The visitors couldn’t consolidate their advantage, though.

After a launched throw-in from Scott Linton almost ended up with Bryan Wharton inadvertently heading into his own net, Clyde scored from a similar move minutes later. Queen’s once again failed to clear their lines and John Gemmell got the decisive touch.

The Bully Wee had the better of the play but couldn’t find a second goal, a Linton free-kick that was turned away by William Muir the closest they came before Spiders striker John Carter headed over just before the whistle.

Queen’s started the second half brightly, Gibson pulling off smart saves to deny Carter after he got the better of Chris Smith and then Galt following a run through the centre of the Clyde defence. Just minutes later, Vincent Berry made no mistake as he got Queen’s second with a low finish from close range.

The goal that put the Spiders in control was from considerably further out. It was Galt who scored it and a moment to remember as he rifled a stunning strike in off the underside of the bar with just minutes remaining.

It was an effort worthy of winning any game, and one that might just prove decisive come the second leg at Hampden but QP will take nothing for granted.

MacPherson said: “It is a helluva strike but it has not decided anything. I would love to say he does it every week in training, but he doesn’t!

“But he is capable of it. He is a very talented player and I think he was a marked man in the first half.

"He won us the penalty and any time he picked the ball up the game stopped. But he kept putting himself in those positions and he got the rewards.”