Clydebank suffered a humbling 4-0 defeat to Pollok on Saturday as they slumped to their fifth league defeat in seven games.

Adam Forde’s double alongside goals from Stuart McCann and Stefan McCluskey saw Pollok do the double over Kieran McAnespie’s men who continue to sit seventh in the West Premiership table.

McAnespie made two changes to the side that lost to Pollok at home last weekend with Declan Fitzpatrick and Chris Black both earning a recall to the starting XI in place of Andy Paterson and Ross Alexander.

It was a disastrous start for Bankies as they conceded their first goal of the afternoon inside the opening two minutes. Left-back Danny Mackenzie sent the ball up the line with Forde given space to nod the ball on for McCann to chase down. Fitzpatrick mistimed his challenge which allowed McCann a free run in on goal and the striker made no mistake by slipping the ball under the onrushing Marc Waters from the edge of the area. 

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Pollok went on to double their lead after 25 minutes. Grant Evans’ throw-in from the right was glanced on by Shaun Fraser, with Forde getting in front of his man in order to nod home from close-range. 

On the hour mark, Bankies came close to reducing the deficit through top scorer and former Lok man Nicky Little but his free-kick from 25-yards crashed off the post.

Goal number three came midway through the second-half and all but killed any hopes of a Clydebank comeback. 

Once again Mackenzie’s long ball up the left channel caused problems for the Bankies defence, with McCann beating Jamie Darroch to the ball at the byeline. His low cross was perfect for Forde who got in front of Fitzpatrick to slide in his second and Pollok’s third of the afternoon.

Clydebank Post: Stuart McCann fires Pollok into an early lead and it only got worse from then as Bankies went on to ship four (Photo: Stevie Doogan)Stuart McCann fires Pollok into an early lead and it only got worse from then as Bankies went on to ship four (Photo: Stevie Doogan)

McAnespie’s last roll of the dice saw Bankies make a double switch with Cammy McClair and Alan Vezza replacing Andy Paterson and Ross Alexander as Clydebank tried a 3-5-2 formation with Paterson and Duncanson now operating as wing-backs.

The formation and personnel changes were to be of no avail, though, as Pollok scored their fourth. Patient build up play saw Lok work the ball out to Fraser on the right, who cut inside and sent a ball to the back post, where McCluskey was waiting to head past Waters and secure all three points.

McAnespie’s men weren’t at the races and couldn’t find a consolation goal as the clock struck 90. Little sent Shelvey through on goal but the striker’s effort across goal was tame and Josh Lumsden got down well to register a clean sheet. 

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Bankies now face relegation threatened Kirkintilloch Rob Roy tonight as they look to bounce back from back-to-back Lok defeats. Kick-off at Lochburn Park is 7pm.