Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat believes there’s still work to be done, despite seeing his side move to the top of the West of Scotland Football League Premier Division on Saturday.

The Bankies blew Hurlford away in the midst of Storm Aiden with strikes from Nicky Little, Liam McGonigle, Conor Lynass and an own goal securing the points.

Moffat’s side got off to an ideal start when Ford defender Adam Hodge hooked the ball into his own net following Michael Bailley’s cross and pressure from Ciaran Mulcahy.

Clydebank’s task seemingly got easier when they weren’t just a goal up, but also a man down when Jamie Wilson was shown a second yellow card on the half-hour mark and the visitors were reduced to 10 men.

The Bankies made the most of the windy conditions in the second-half but had to wait until the final 15 minutes to put the game to bed when keeper Jamie Donnelly’s kick bounced all the way through to Little who had no problems in adding a second.

McGonigle then capitalised on another high bounce to loft the ball over the Hurlford number one and knock it into an empty net before Lynass drilled home a fourth at the end following a strong gust of wind that caught out the visiting defence.

It was the second week in a row that Moff has seen his side up against 10 men for a large portion of the game, and whilst he welcomes the man advantage, the 38-year-old does feel it can be tougher to break teams down.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “There were some similarities with last week’s game and the opposition going down to ten men.

“Although you get the numerical advantage, it does throw your game plan out the window a wee bit, because teams naturally go more compact, and it’s difficult.

“Similar to last week, it took a wee while to get to grips with that, and I think Hurlford were the better team for about 20 minutes at the start of the second-half.

“When we started to get our foot on the ball and wear them down a wee bit, then the goals came.

“It was pleasing overall, but there’s still definitely things we need to work on.”

Moffat’s assistant Gary McMenamin was drafted into the starting line-up with centre-halves Matt Niven and Jamie Darroch both isolating, and despite the lack of any real recent game time, Moff was impressed with his right-hand-man’s performance.

“I thought he marshalled the back four very well and had a very composed game for not having a pre-season or playing any matches,” the boss added.

“It was kind of needs-must, and situations like this are going to come up – it’s part of deciding to play, and we’re going to get situations like that.”

This Saturday, November 7, Bankies travel to the Synergy Arena in Kilmarnock to take on former South of Scotland League side Bonnyton Thistle.

Kick-off is at 2pm, but once again the match will be played behind closed doors due to Covid-19 restrictions.