A MUCH changed City side, ravaged by injuries and suspensions, produced a battling display to dump Clyde 2-0 at Broadwood.
After a goalless first half, the Black and Whites wrapped up three valuable points with goals from Jason Crooks and Brian Cameron.
The win over the Bully Wee, given the enforced changes, will be seen as a huge boost as City stretched their advantage over play-off challengers Annan Athletic to nine points ahead of next Saturday's home clash against Stranraer.
City boss Ross Jack didn't have his troubles to seek before the game, with no less than SEVEN regulars unavailable to him.
Defensive trio David Niven, Jamie Duff and Mark Durnan, were all suspended, with skipper Paul Kaczan, a long-term casualty, Stuart Leslie, Ross O'Donoghue and Paul Millar out through injury.
In came assistant manager Barry Wilson for his first start of the season at the ripe old age of 40 and Paul McMullan for a rare start, with the pair forming an unfamiliar back four alongside Mark Nicolson and Archie MacPhee.
City's bench had an even more unfamiliar look about it, with youth team players Scott Miller and Fraser Forbes promoted to first team duty. They were joined by Lewis Hallford, reportedly a new signing (player details as yet unknown).
Understandably, City's new look line-up took time to settle and the opening 45 minutes didn't provide much in the way of rip-roaring action. For all that, the home side had keeper Feeley to thank for preventing City going ahead in 26 minutes.
On-song Daniel Moore let fly from the edge of the box, but the keeper produced a fine save. And Feeley, with the visitors starting to gain the upper hand, was called into action again in 40 minutes as Jason Crooks tried his luck with a volley.
If City were a bit tentative in the first half, it was a different story after the break as the Black and Whites took control and hit the front in 57 minutes.
Mark Nicolson, yellow-carded five minutes earlier, picked out Jason CROOKS with a searching ball and the striker notched his fourth goal of the season with a confident finish.
And it was all over bar the shouting in 78 minutes as Brian CAMERON drilled home a second, the goal bringing the midfielder's tally for the season to six.
Clyde – Feeley, Gray, McQueen, Gallagher, Sharp, Marr (Scullion 62), Pollock, Sweeney, Kane, Neill (Brown 68), MacDonald (Oliver 62). Subs not used – McCue, Ramsay.
Elgin City – Clark, McMullan, MacPhee, Wilson, Beveridge, Cooper, Gunn (Forbes 89), Cameron, Crooks, Nicolson, Moore. Subs not used – Calder, MacLean, Miller, Hallford.
Ref – C Charleston.
Att - 450.