Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat believes his side have risen to the challenge after winning their third consecutive game.

Moffat’s men were 3-0 victors over Hurlford on Saturday thanks to Conor Lynass who grabbed his first hat-trick in Clydebank colours.

That win was Bankies’ sixth from their last eight matches.

The gaffer said: “It was another good home performance. I’d thrown the gauntlet down to the boys before the three home games and said we need to be winning them. We’ve managed to take care of the games against Rutherglen, Cumnock and then Hurlford so we’re delighted.

“I said to the boys at half-time that I was a bit upset at the first 40 minutes if I’m honest. I’d go as far as to say it’s probably the sloppiest half of football we’ve played since I’ve been here. They were doing a lot of things we hadn’t asked initially, but to be fair to them, the guys themselves recognised that. That’s encouraging to see because it means they’re setting their own standards.

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“We were more secure in the second-half but I’m just a bit disappointed they got the late red cards because others looking in from the outside will only see that they ended with nine men. That didn’t really have a bearing on the game because we were 2-0 up and comfortable at that stage.

“Conor has been excellent. We tried him in that central position in the hole behind the striker against Carluke and he’s got real quality - his pace and movement were good to watch. I also thought big Nicky Little lead the line again really well.”

Moffat also revealed he expects two players to be back fit ahead of schedule.

He added: “We’re managing Jordan Shelvey just now, we don’t want to push him too soon. Jamie Darroch has a chance of being back in training on Thursday and Jordan Kennedy is ahead of schedule too.”

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