Fordoun were without a host of players for this Jack Bryson Scottish Cup quarter final tie, which was played at Links Park on a sunny spring afternoon. The visitors started strongly and took an early lead when a long free kick was flicked on and the attacker stabbed home.
Fordoun levelled shortly after when Nathan Keddie ran from midfield and squeezed the ball through for Darren Cruickshank to finish. As Fordoun tried to build on their equaliser Cruickshank had a big penalty appeal waved away when he looked to have been upended in the box.
However, it was the Greenonck side who lead at the break when a corner was only partially cleared and the Clydeside winger reacted before his marker to fire the ball back across goal where it was poked home.
Half time: Fordoun Galaxy 1, Clydeside United 2.
Clydeside hit the bar in the early stages of the second half and extended their lead after the home side gave away possession on the halfway line and were ruthlessly punished. Fordoun got back into the game again when Nathan Keddie scored from eight yards to give them hope.
United restored their two goal cushion when, from a free kick on the right, the visiting player rose highest to bullet home a header. This time there was no way back for Fordoun and a weak defensive header was punished by Clydeside.
With 10 league games and at least three cup ties still to play Fordoun won’t want to linger on what was only their third defeat of the season. Next up Bervie at home for the Galaxy.
Fordoun: Jamieson; A Stirling; Mennie; Thomson; Davies (B Cruickshank); Henderson; Keddie; R Stirling; D Cruickshank; Hector & Simpson (Welsh)