Veteran striker Peter MacDonald was the Bully Wee hero as his matchwinner ended Arbroath’s hex over the Broadwood side on 71 minutes.
The last four visits to Clyde have resulted in away wins for the Red Lichties and despite levelling twice it just wasn’t to be there day this time around.
Josh Skelly cancelled out Scott Linton’s opener before Martin McNiff nodded Clyde ahead then Bobby Linn drew parity before half-time.
But after the break it was veteran Peter MacDonald who sealed the points before Easton had the homesters sweating late on.
The first shot on target took six minutes and it was a stormer as Dylan Easton released Linton on the left and he skinned Omar Kader before uncorking from 25 yards past Robbie Mutch.
Clyde thought they had a penalty moments later as Mutch parried an Easton and Jassem Sukar appeared to down Peter MacDonald but whistler Steven Reid wasn’t interested.
Arbroath were level on 12 minutes as Martin Scott cut back for Skelly and he made no mistake by slotting home from close range past the flatfooted John Gibson.
The hosts were in the lead again after Easton sent in a corner from the right and McNiff rose highest through a ruck of bodies to bullet home on 24 minutes
Clyde were looking good for their money as Easton fed Sean Higgins and despite some neat control was too casual with his attempted lob over Mutch that he palmed away and was eventually cleared.
But on the cusp of the break Arbroath were level again as Skelly turned from scorer to provider as he teed up Linn who drilled into the bottom corner.
Clyde took the lead again on 71 minutes after MacDonald outmuscled Jason Brown to latch onto Gibson’s long punt to fire home from the edge of the box with aplomb.
With five minutes to go Clyde were reduced to 10 men after they had used all their subs with Easton stretchered off following a bad collision with Kader but they managed to hold on for the win.