With all five West Region Premiership matches falling victim to the weather at the weekend, Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat admits he was frustrated but in no way surprised that his side’s game against Irvine Meadow XI was called off.

The tail-end of Storm Dennis wreaked havoc across the juniors over the weekend with only a handful of matches on artificial surfaces given the green light, with the Bankies’ trip to Meadow Park one of 16 matches in the West Region to succumb to the terrible conditions.

Last weekend’s convincing 2-0 win over Benburb came after two hard-fought battling draws against Hurlford and Beith as Bankies climbed up to fifth in the table.

And with Moffat’s side in the middle of a purple patch of form, the gaffer revealed he was frustrated despite the early forecasts all pointing to a weekend off. 

“That call-off came as no surprise to anyone at the club, we knew from around Thursday that it had no chance,” Moffat told Post Sport. “The guys at Meadow were still trying to remain hopeful but all you had to do was look out the window to see it stood no chance.

“The weather was that bad that it actually scuppered plans for a training session on Saturday too. We had to cancel that due to the travel chaos, so the full week was a bit of a write off.

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“It wasn’t a shock in any way, but at the same time it was still frustrating and disappointing not to be able to carry on our good run of form.

“We’re sitting with just one defeat from our last seven matches and won last week with a big performance against Benburb, so we were very keen to continue that.

“Saying that, we’ve had some niggles over the past couple of weeks so the forced break gives us the chance to get the squad back to full fitness.

“There can be absolutely no complaints about the postponement, though, as almost every other team in the region were in the same boat. We’ll just chalk it up to a week off and now we begin to prepare and go again for this weekend and our remaining four fixtures.”

With just four fixtures remaining, Clydebank begin the final stretch of their season with a tough trip to Moffat’s former club Rossvale this weekend.

Like the Bankies, the Bishopbriggs side have enjoyed somewhat of an upturn in form themselves in recent weeks.

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Moffat added: “This will be my first time playing against Rossvale since coming back to Clydebank. 

“I’m looking forward to the weekend as I’ve still got a lot of friends at Rossvale, particularly Dom McInally the chairman. It will be good to see them all. 

“We’ll of course be going all out for the win but there is no ill feeling there and it’ll be good to catch up after. 

“It’ll be really tough on the pitch and neither side will hold back. I’ll be fully focused on my side and our game plan, any sort of emotion I’ve got will be taken out of it - it’s not about me, it’s about us as a team trying to get the win.”

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