CLYDEBANK got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Shotts Bon Accord on Saturday.
Second-half goals from Nicky Little and Jordan Shelvey mean Bankies – who hit the woodwork three times during the game – go back up to the fourth spot in the Super League First Division.
In manager Kieran McAnespie’s absence, assistant boss Marc McCulloch made four changes to the side that lost to Irvine Meadow.
Robbie Halliday, Hashim Cole, Alan Vezza and Nicky Little all returned to the starting 11 in place of Jamie Lyden, Kieran McAnespie, Stevie Young and the suspended Phil Barclay as Bankies opted for a 3-5-2 formation.
It was a fairly subdued first half at a sun-kissed Hannah Park, with only Andy Paterson having any real chance of note in the opening exchanges – stinging the palms of Shotts’ stopper Johnny Murdoch from a free kick wide on the right.
With five minutes of the first half remaining, Shelvey was first to strike the woodwork when his trundling shot bounced off the outside of the post.
Just after the restart, it was Little’s turn to hit the post. Clydebank’s top scorer’s shot left Murdoch rooted to the spot, with Burbidge unable to convert the rebound.
Midway through the second half, Stirling Albion loanee Ross Cameron made his Bankies bow – replacing Alan Frizzell.
The Binos U20s top scorer was involved almost straight away, winning a penalty after he was hauled down inside the area following a weaving run from Burbidge.
Top scorer Nicky Little stepped up to the spot, sending Murdoch the wrong way to claim his 12th goal of the season.
Burbidge was next to be denied by the woodwork, hitting the frame of the bar after some quick play between Halliday and Shelvey slipped him in on goal, before Little forced Murdoch into another smart stop from a free kick.
Bankies did manage to add a second. Shelvey’s deft back heel saw him expertly turn his marker, curling a left footed strike as Bankies left Hannah Park with all three points.