Dec 17 2008
Clyde 1 Airdrie United 0
AIRDRIE boss Kenny Black last night described his side's second half performance as the worst he has ever experienced in football.
The gutted Diamonds gaffer could barely hide his anger after Alan Trouten fired Clyde to a crucial three points at Broadwood.
Despite having Ruari MacLennan sent-off for a nasty challenge on United defender Bobby Donnelly three minutes after the restart, the Bully Wee looked the better team as the visitors toiled.
Airdrie remain five points adrift at the bottom of the First Division table and six away from safety. The gap between to North Lanarkshire neighbours Clyde now stands at eight points.
Black said: "The second half was probably the most disappointing of my football career as a player and manager.
"It was difficult to take and at times it left me feeling very numb.
"I thought we did okay in the first half and looked quite comfortable. But the sending-off had a galvanising effect on Clyde and a negative one on us. The team that worked harder deserved to win.
"They showed a greater determination with ten men than we did with 11.
"I was fairly happy with what happened in the first half and at half-time I told the players it was a case of more of the same.
"I don't deflect away from anything and there is no hiding place. I will take any of the criticism full-on."