Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat hailed his players for responding to his challenge by winning their last four games – but admits performances still need to be better.

It was a difficult start to the year for the Bankies but it has since turned a corner as they followed up their West of Scotland Cup victory over St Cadoc’s last weekend with two home wins in the space of a few days.

The Holm Park side battled through with ten men to come out on top against Blantyre Victoria on Tuesday evening as they won 2-1 and recorded the same score line against Rossvale on Saturday.

Liam McGonigle put Clydebank ahead after just two minutes midweek but Adam Hodge’s red card midway through the half left his side up against it.

The visitors got an equaliser with six minutes to go through Ronan Kearney and Bankies left it late with Ross McPherson netting from the penalty spot in added time to secure three points.

On Saturday, Moff’s side took the lead again with Lee Gallacher’s free-kick finding the net only for Brad Rodden to fire in one of his own on 38 minutes.

McPherson stepped up off the bench to find the winner for the second game in a row with a little over 10 minutes to go as he showed great skill to flick the ball over a defenders head before rifling into the net.

Moffat was pleased to see his troops grind out a win and admits even the games against teams at the bottom can be tough at this stage of the season.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “I said to the players after the Pollok game that we had looked ahead and without being over confident or arrogant about it, it was a run of four games I was expecting us to compete in and potentially win so I set a wee challenge there and they’ve done that so they deserve credit.

“There have been periods in those games we haven’t been happy with and it’s my job to try and drive up the standard. There are a lot of positives but we want to drive our consistency levels up.

“We never moved the ball quickly enough in the first-half on Saturday. We never really pushed on from our goal and let them creep back into the game before giving away a poor goal.

“We changed things at half-time and I thought we were a wee bit better but still not quite where we want to be but it was enough to win the game.

“If you look at some of the results recently like Kilbirnie going to Talbot and getting a point, Kilwinning being held at home with Rob Roy and Bonnyton beating Glenafton then it shows there are no easy games, especially at this time of year when everyone is scrapping for something.

“There are plenty of results that could raise an eyebrow recently and I’m keen to make sure we’re not on the wrong end of them like the last few games we have had.”

Clydebank have no game scheduled for this weekend after their trip to Irvine Meadow was postponed due to the Medda’s cup commitments and after picking up four wins in a row, Moff was keen to keep that run going.

He added: “The fixture scheduling is very tough on the guys doing it but I’m a bit frustrated our game has been moved to accommodate a cup tie.”