Clydebank missed out on a place in the semi-final of the Scottish Junior Cup after going down 3-1 to Hurlford in their quarter-final replay on Saturday.

Nicky Little’s 22nd goal of the season wasn’t enough as Hurlford went on to score three without reply, with Liam Caddis, David Barron and Ryan Caddis on target in difficult conditions at Lochburn Park.

Bankies boss Kieran McAnespie named an unchanged starting XI from last week’s tie, with only defender Matt McLean - who returns from his loan spell at Arthurlie - replacing Steven Higgins on the bench.

Bankies burst out of the traps and got the first goal inside six minutes.

Chris Black picked up the ball in the middle of the park and turned Paul McKenzie, before sending Little through on goal with a perfectly-timed ball.

Little duly obliged, taking a touch just inside the box before slotting the ball between Hurlford goalkeeper Chris Murchie’s legs and into the back of the net.

However, Hurlford should have been level straight from the resulting kick-off.

A quick interchange of passing saw Liam Caddis sweep the ball to Calum Watt who somehow missed the target from close-range.

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Bankies were dealt a blow soon after when defender Andy Paterson was forced off with a groin strain, with Jack McClair slotting in at left-back.

The league leaders then got themselves level 19 minutes in.

Clydebank failed to get close enough to the visitors, which allowed Liam Caddis enough space to stab home from inside the area.

And less than 10 minutes before half-time, the Ford doubled their advantage.

After some good play, Barron got ahead of his man at the front post and headed in at close range from Sam Lidington’s corner.

Clydebank were forced to go all out in an attempt to find an equaliser, a move that saw substitute Jack McClair himself substituted for Del Hepburn.

Hurlford should have put the game out of sight on the 70 minute mark with back-to-back chances going awry.

First, Ryan Caddis struck the woodwork after holding off several defenders.

Then he burst past Alan Vezza down the right and crossed for Michael Reilly, but Marc Waters was able to gather.

Waters was called into action soon after when he pulled off the save of the game.

Ryan Caddis was again the provider, with Reilly’s bullet header somehow being blocked from point blank range.

As the clock ticked down, Chris Black and Jordan Shelvey were both lucky to escape second yellow cards, with referee Peter Stuart giving both the benefit of the doubt.

Eight minutes from time, Hurlford secured their spot in the semi-finals.

Ryan Caddis was able to find too much space inside the box, before cutting on to his left foot and rifling the ball home to wrap up the victory.

That all but killed proceedings with Bankies next in action at home to Pollok on March 16. Kick-off is 2pm.