Ross County manager Scott Leitch hailed 18-year-old Jason Crooks for keeping his composure to score the penalty which won his team the Challenge Cup.
Ross County boss Scott Leitch with the Challenge Cup
The teams were locked together 1-1 after Andy Dowie cancelled out Roddy Hunter's first-half opener.
"I told him to go on and make himself a star," said Leitch.
"I'm delighted for the club and for me personally because I have not been in the job all that long. But we're building something special here."
The final, at St Johnstone's McDiarmid Park, looked set to be going the way of the Bully Wee until Dowie's late leveller.
"It was a very competitive game and it's hard on Clyde to lose it that way," added the Highlanders boss.
"I have experienced those sort of lows in my own playing career and it's not nice, but I'm sure they will bounce back."