Clydebank kick-started 2019 with a comfortable 3-0 win away to Petershill on Saturday.

Goals from Nicky Little, Jordan Shelvey and Alan Vezza were enough to ensure Bankies got back to winning ways and remain second in the West Premiership table.

Bankies boss Kieran McAnespie rang the changes after a poor performance in last week’s defeat to Irvine Meadow, making four changes to the starting eleven.

With Jamie Darroch unavailable through illness, Vezza dropped to defence while Liam Rowan deputised at right back.

Chris Black and newly named assistant manager Sean Higgins partnered in the midfield as Little returned to support sole striker Shelvey.

Bankies best opportunity of the half fell to Shelvey as he latched on to a ball over the top and took the ball round Peasy stopper Quinn.

Recovering defender David McCallum was on hand to clear the ball to safety after Shelvey tried his luck from a narrow angle.

Despite chances aplenty, it took until 38 minutes for Bankies to finally make the breakthrough.

Nicky Little was pushed as he tried to get on the end of Del Hepburn’s cross, with referee Chris Gentles pointing to the spot. Little dusted himself down and dispatched his penalty low into the corner, sending Quinn the wrong way.

Although only a goal to the good, Bankies were in full control and could’ve doubled their lead just two minutes into the second half. Chris Black drove through the Peasy back line and fired a shot that Quinn did well to beat away.

It wasn’t long before Bankies did add a second.

Del Hepburn cut inside from the left and curled a shot towards goal that was blocked by defender Chris Ketterer.

The ball dropped nicely for Shelvey, whose deft lob on the half volley gave the backtracking goalkeeper no chance.

And just after the hour mark, Bankies wrapped up all three points with their third of the afternoon.

Captain Vezza rose highest to meet Cammy McClair’s corner from the left, beating Quinn in the process, to nod home his first goal in 19 months.

At the other end, the hosts did muster a couple of chances that forced the best of visiting goalkeeper Marc Waters.

First, former Bankies Chris Wilson and Ian Gold combined for the latter to head goalwards but Waters flew to his right to push the ball to safety.

Then Ketterer tried his luck from the edge of the area, with Waters again diving at full stretch to record his 11th clean sheet of the season.

The game effectively died with the scoring of the third and final goal of the game, with much of the remaining half an hour played at a training tempo.

The win means Petershill are now rooted to the foot of the league table, having lost both games and nine goals to Bankies this term.

Next up for Clydebank is the visit of Kilwinning Rangers to Lochburn Park.

Kick off next Saturday is 1:45pm.