Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat praised his side for getting through a month of no home games with a 100 per cent record after watching his side dispatch Beith in the Soccer Shop Challenge Cup on Saturday.

Moff’s side won at Bonnyton Thistle and Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in November on league duty before goals from Ciaran Mulcahy, Lee Gallacher and Joe Slattery secured a 3-0 extra time win at Bellsdale Park.

With nothing to separate the sides in the regular 90 minutes, the game headed to extra time and Mulcahy powered home a header in the early stages to send Clydebank on their way before Gallacher pounced on a loose header to secure the tie with a little over five minutes to go.

And there was still time for Slattery to show neat footwork to create space and add a third to wrap up the victory.

It’s not been an easy month away from Holm for the local side, but Clydebank’s results have been faultless, with wins over Bonnyton and Rob Roy prior to Saturday’s success in Ayrshire, and Moff continues to look for more from his squad.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “It’s tough going away to some of these big clubs for challenging games but the boys have stood up to it well and we’ve come through them with wins so it’s pleasing – but I’ve been really keen to emphasise to the boys that it’s very early days.

“We’ve had a good start, and that’s all it is.

“I keep saying it, but even within ourselves we know we’ve got things to improve on and work on.

“Considering how many new faces we’ve had I’m really pleased with how they are integrating and moulding into a team.”

Clydebank were too strong for Beith in extra time on Saturday, and Moff paid tribute to his squad’s fitness levels as he looked ahead to returning to Holm Park for the resumption of the Bankies’ Premier Division campaign against Rutherglen Glencairn.

He added: “I thought we maybe had enough in the second half to get it done in the 90, but it wasn’t to be.

“We took control and looked really strong in extra time and you could see the fitness of the boys which is great for me and testament to them so I thought that really came to the fore and we turned out worthy winners.

“We’re at home this weekend, so we’ve got that wee advantage and we’ll look to take the game to them.

“It’ll be tough, but I’d like to think it’ll be tough for them too – and we’ve got good quality in our team, so we’ll look to keep the run going.”