Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat says he always felt his side were in control as they moved into the quarter-finals of the West of Scotland Cup on Saturday.

The Bankies made the long journey to Dumfries and Galloway to see off Conference B side Kello Rovers with a 3-0 victory at Nithsdale Park, setting up a last eight clash with Pollok.

The visitors had to wait until after the break to find the breakthrough – but they did so in stunning fashion when Lee Gallacher cut in from the right and skipped by two players before finding the top corner.

A quick second from Liam McGonigle gave Clydebank breathing space before Matt Niven nodded in the third on 72 minutes to seal the tie and a trip to Newlandsfield in the quarter-finals on May 21.

Moff believes finding the opener was vital to break down their stuffy opponents as he targets silverware to cap off a long campaign.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “It was 0-0 at half-time but I felt we were in good control of the game. We had a few situations where we could have scored in the first or second minute and we’ve hit the bar and the goalkeeper has made some good saves.

“I did feel like it was going to plan, the boys were having words going in at half-time but I said to them just not to panic and keep doing what they were doing and something would come off.

“The first goal broke Kello’s resolve a wee bit, and after that we went on to win comfortably.

“We’re into the quarter-finals so it’s another game to look forward to.

“It’s been a long season and it will take us to about 50 games and it’s been tough but we’ll give it our best shot.

“We’ve worked so hard all year to give us the chance of winning a trophy, and it’s been a lot of games for both clubs. It’ll be another good tie, as it has been every time this season with Pollok.”

A semi-final against either Hurlford or Arthurlie – the latter now poised to make the step up to the top flight next season after completing their Conference A campaign as undefeated champions – awaits the winner of next Saturday’s Newlandsfield tie, though the end-of-season fixture pile-up means that should Bankies make it through, the last four clash won’t be played until Saturday, June 4.

Long before that, Bankies round off their league campaign this Saturday, May 14, with a trip to the seaside to face Largs Thistle, and although his troops cannot finish any higher than fourth, Moff is keen to end the campaign on a high – despite what a victory might mean for their opponents, who are battling to avoid the drop.

He added: “Our away from has been incredible for a long time now and we want to keep that going.

“There’s implications for Largs and the teams at the bottom end of the league, so we’ll go and be professional about it and try and win the game and make sure we are keeping the integrity in the league.”

Kick-off at Barrfields Stadium on Saturday is at 2pm.