Clydebank U21s saw their winning run come to an end earlier this week at the hands of Greenock HSFP.

The young Bankies got off to the worst possible start against the league leaders, conceding after just six minutes with sloppy defending at fault to allow Dylan Porteous time in the box.

The visitors were bossing the first-half with Porteous netting his second thanks to a deflection as Bankies counted themselves lucky to go in just the two down at the break.

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Porteous grabbed his hat-trick just five minutes into the second-half to all but secure the points with Clydebank unable to find a way back into it despite Matt McGibbon's effort on the hour mark.

Bankies now find themselves fifth in the table, eight points behind Greenock but with three crucial games in hand.

It was a different story for the young Clydebank side last weekend, however, as they edged to their four successive win with a 2-1 victory over Finnant FC.

With both sides enjoying stellar winning runs recently, it was bound to be a tense affair with the Bankies looking to move further up the West of Scotland 21s YFL Championship table.

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The visitors were full of confidence on the back of a six-game unbeaten run and are currently sitting second in the table six points clear of Clydebank having played three more matches.

A nervy first-half ensued with both sides struggling to create any real chances in an evenly fought contest.

However, just as the first 45 was coming to a close, a powerful Kyle Chalmers free-kick was spilled by the Finnart keeper before falling perfectly for captain Jack Carson to follow up and bag his first goal of the season to break the deadlock.

The young Bankies took control of proceedings after the break, dominating possession and restricting the visitors to long-range efforts as they searched for a way back into it.

Chalmers was involved once again as Clydebank doubled their advantage, his long throw-in finding Jordan Hay who managed to glance it beyond the Finnart keeper with the slightest of touches.

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One of the visitors’ long-range efforts evaded the Bankies keeper in injury time but it was no more than a consolation as the hosts saw it out to bring Finnart’s six-game unbeaten run to a halt while extending their own.