Arbroath boss Dick Campbell admitted he felt robbed after Peter MacDonald’s winner sealed the points for the hosts at the weekend.
The Red Lichties had won their last four visits at Clyde but it was going to be hard for the Angus side despite pegging back the homesters twice.
Scott Linton’s opener was cancelled out by Josh Skelly then Martin McNiff’s header was levelled by Bobby Linn but on 71 minutes MacDonald struck to seal the points.
Clyde also lost Dylan Easton to injury with five minutes left and had to survive with 10-men as they had used all their subs but they held their nerve .
He told the Herald: “I think we were mugged - we’ve won the last four matches at Broadwood and I feel the three goals we lost were very poor goals from our point of view.
“One of them he cuts in from the right hand side and he hits it and it dips and goes in. The second was a set-piece and we’ve not lost a goal from a set-piece for about two years.
“The third goal was a kick-out and it’s been 23 minutes into the second half before my keeper has even touched the ball and we’re in charge of the game and it was only a matter of time.
“But credit to Peter MacDonald - what a magnificent finish and he’s been making a living out of that but you would have to say we’ve been mugged.
“Clyde will be up there at the end of the season but for us to be on top for so much then to lose a goal that’s taken one bounce and in the net it’s frustrating.
“Barry Ferguson is a nice enough lad and he’ll recognise that we had 73% possession but it’s the old story that you can have as much of the ball as you like but you need to score goals.
“All credit to Clyde as they deserved to win as they scored three goals and coming into this game I was really happy with the defence as the young lads have done well.
“We’ve got a young defence, Kane Hester is 20, Jason Brown is 18, Colin Hamilton is the oldest and he’s 25 and keeper Robbie Mutch is 18-years-old, so we’ve got a reasonable young team.
“I’ll look at it again because if you finish the season in the plus goals you’ll be up there for the honours come the end of the season.”
Clyde gaffer Barry Ferguson said: “I thought we were the better team despite a couple of mistakes but better football from us and I thought we deserved it.”