Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat was delighted as his side made it nine points from nine in the West of Scotland Premier Division – and admits the Bankies are yet to hit their best.

A second-half double from Nicky Little, his 91st and 92nd goals for the club, turned out to be enough as the Holm Park side came from behind to take all three points from Bonnyton Thistle at the Synergy Arena on Saturday.

Moff’s side fell behind through an early goal from Kyle Gilroy, but the hosts were reduced to 10 men a few minutes into the second-half when Thomas Dempsie was shown a red card for violent conduct.

Bankies had to be patient, with Little’s 65th and 80th minute goals extending his sides lead at top of the table to two points over nearest rivals Beith.

The Clydebank boss believes that his troops still have a bit of work to do but can’t fault three victories out of three.

He told the Post: “You obviously want to win, and play well, and score plenty of goals, and we scored four last week, which was pleasing, but there are certain aspects that can improve.

“The boys are saying that themselves and know they can get better in certain periods of the game.

“We know we’re not the finished article and we’re working towards trying to be better each game.

“It’s pleasing to have nine points out of nine when we know as a squad that we’ve not been fully at our best.

“There have been periods in games where we have looked very good, so it’s about putting it altogether over a sustained period.

“That’ll come. It’s been a long pre-season, and we’re only in our third competitive game so I’ve got no worries that it will come.”

Gilroy raced through and scored the opener for the Kilmarnock side after a mix-up in the Clydebank defence as Moffat’s side failed to make their mark early on.

In the second-half, a late challenge from Callum Walsh sparked a brawl, with Dempsie receiving a red card for the part he played.

It’s the third week in a row that Clydebank have had a man advantage for some portion of the game, and they made the most of it as Little was on hand to turn home a lay-off from Ross MacPherson before he arrived at the right place at the right time to win the game.

Bankies travel to one of Moffat’s former clubs this Saturday, November 14, as they take on Kirkintilloch Rob Roy at Guy’s Meadow.