New Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat watched on as his side got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over Glenafton on Saturday.

Jordan Shelvey’s 50th goal in Clydebank colours was enough for Bankies, who missed a first-half penalty, as they moved up to 10th in the West Premiership.

With Moffat having limited time with the squad following his appointment, assistant boss Sean Higgins made two changes to the side that lost to Largs, with Michael Bailey and Cammy McClair replacing Alan Vezza and Kyle Munro.

In all-too-familiar circumstances this season, it was the opposition who were on top during the opening exchanges. Goalkeeper Marc Waters had to be alert from the off to get down low to his left to tip a goalbound effort away.

With proceedings at Loch Park passing both midfields by in the first-half, Clydebank went in search of the opener.

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A ball down the right channel saw McClair race past Ally Park and tease it across the face of goal with neither Shelvey or Nicky Little able to get on the end of it.

And, just before the half hour mark, Bankies squandered the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot. Good work by Chris Black saw him release Shelvey through on goal with stopper David Wilson clattering the striker.

Little assumed responsibility but Wilson made amends by springing low to his left to deny him.

Soon after, Waters was called into action up the other end as former Bankies striker Joe Andrew tested him.

The visitors really should have broken the deadlock when Shelvey capitalised on a lofted ball over the top, but opted to head the ball rather than let it drop as Wilson held comfortably.

With just five minutes of the second-half played, Clydebank finally managed to get themselves in front. Despite making the penalty stop, Wilson went from hero to zero as he completely missed his kick, gifting the ball straight to Little, who took a touch and spotted Shelvey who scooped the ball home to register his 50th goal for the club.

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Buoyed by their slender advantage, Bankies went in search of a second goal.

First, Hamilton loanee Munro’s header skimmed the top of Wilson’s crossbar after good work down the right by McClair before a good counter attack saw Little slip the ball to Munro on the right, but his shot was narrowly stopped on the line by Wilson as the Glens stood firm.

As the clock struck 90 minutes, Glenafton could have nicked a point after a ball over the top was hit on the volley by Dale Moore, but a fantastic save from Waters saw him register just his second clean sheet in the league as Bankies held on for all three points.

Moffat takes full control this week and officially kicks off his tenure with the visit of Rutherglen Glencairn to Holm Park this Saturday. Kick-off is 2pm.

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