Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat hailed the “out of this world” Nicky Little for the Clydebank skipper’s early goal of the season contender against Cumnock.

The Bankies captain scored his 97th and 98th goals for the club in last Wednesday’s 2-1 victory, with his first strike coming from all of 35 yards.

A kick from the visiting goalkeeper was headed away by the Clydebank defence to Little who brought the ball down on his chest and, on the turn, his volley looped into the corner to give his side the lead.

The clip has since been viewed nearly 40,000 times on the club’s official Twitter account and was shared by Saturday morning Sky programme Soccer AM on their social media.

And Little wasn’t done there, as headed in a second a few minutes later – though Bankies had plenty of work to do to hold on for the win, and had keeper Jamie Donnelly to thank for saving a Cumnock penalty.

Moff was stunned at Little’s strike and, whilst not entirely happy with this side’s performance, he admits it’s all about getting points on the board at this stage of the season.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “Nicky’s first goal was out of this world.

“It’s one of those ones where you’re watching the goalkeeper and he’s not even moved; he just knows it’s going over his head. It was unbelievable.

“He’s capable of it and he tries it off the deck when the goalkeeper is off his line but the execution was sensational.

“We started the game really well and barring a ten-minute spell I thought we were very good in the first half.

“In the second half they gambled, they pushed their full-backs and midfielders high and it was a problem.

“We got there in the end, and with the schedule just now, it’s points on the board.”

Clydebank followed the victory with another three points away to Troon on Saturday to make it three wins on the bounce and keep their unbeaten run going.

Joe Slattery nodded in Kevin Green’s inviting cross to secure the win that lifts the Bankies to sixth in the West of Scotland Football League Premier Division with 11 points from five matches and yet to taste defeat.

Moffat told the club’s media team after the trip to Ayrshire: “We just want to keep the run going as long as we can. It goes back to last season as well; we never lost a game last season so it’s about continuing that run as long as you can.

“We know it’ll come to an end at some point but I said to the players make sure it’s not today and keep that momentum going.”

Meanwhile, Yoker Athletic’s difficult start to the season in Conference C of the WoSFL continued with a 3-2 home defeat to Glasgow Perthshire on Saturday.

The visitors raced into a 2-0 lead in the first half at Holm Park before Gregor Cree pulled one back inside the final quarter.

Perthshire regained their two-goal lead with 85 minutes on the clock, and whilst Cree got his second a couple of minutes later it wasn’t enough to grab a point, leaving the Whe Ho stuck at the bottom of the table, yet to record a point.

This Wednesday, August 4, Clydebank return to Ayrshire, this time heading to Loch Park to face Glenafton, while Yoker make the rather shorter trip to Glasgow’s east end to face Vale of Clyde. Both matches kick off at 7.30pm.

On Saturday, August 7, Clydebank are at home to Largs Thistle, while Yoker travel to Lanarkshire to take on Wishaw. Both Saturday’s games get under way at 2pm.

Meanwhile, Clydebank’s under-20s sit top of Conference E in the Scottish Lowlands Development Football League after a 6-0 win at home to Ashfield in Friday night’s first round of fixtures.

Yoker’s under-20s began their Conference E campaign with a 4-2 defeat away to St Anthony’s.