Clydebank manager Kieran McAnespie says their lack of quality in the final third cost Bankies in their 2-1 defeat to Beith at Holm Park on Saturday.

Alan Vezza was sent off for picking up two yellow cards in the second half, and the visitors capitalised on that with Keir Milliken and Ross McPherson netting in three minutes.

Substitute Chris Black pulled one back, but it left Bankies with three defeats in their opening fixtures since being promoted.

And McAnespie said Beith were deserved winners on Saturday.

He said: “We were beaten by the better team. They were resilient, they were tough and hard working. They’re well organised - not pretty but it’s effect.

“We played into their hands, and after the Cambuslang game we lacked quality, that’s the most disappointing thing for me.

“We have slightly lacked experience and game management. Vezza getting sent off opened up a massive gap to take advantage of.”

Clydebank have had a tough run of fixtures to begin their season, and it gets no easier for them this weekend when they face Auchinleck Talbot.

Despite receiving plaudits for their performances in their losses, McAnespie said his side need to start collecting points to show for their efforts.

He added: “Performance wise it’s been up and down.

“The good thing I suppose is on one hand the fans are seeing the way we want to play, and pleased the way the boys are going about their business because it’s exciting for them, the way we want to play.

“On the other hand they want to see victories, they want to see goals and we’re right now we’re not doing that.

“We’ve got no wins from three opportunities. All three games we were possibly good enough to win, but we didn’t.

“That’s the bottom line, there’s no sugar coating it.

“You can take all the accolades for the plaudits and how well you do, however it’s the old cliche, the table doesn’t lie.”