Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat admits he was slightly disappointed on Saturday evening, despite his side making it five wins on the bounce with a 4-1 victory over Largs Thistle at Holm Park.

The Bankies maintained their unbeaten start to the season to move to third in the league after a blistering first-half on Saturday saw them lead by four goals thanks to an own goal by Thistle’s Scott Adam as well as strikes from Joe Slattery, Nicky Little and Hamish McKinlay.

A red card for Matt McLean in the second period, followed by the visitors pulling one back, could have set up a nervy finish to the game, but the Holm Park side managed the game in a professional manner to secure three points.

Saturday’s result, coming hard on the heels of a 3-1 win away to Glenafton last Wednesday, saw the Bankies climb to third place in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Auchinleck Talbot – and trailing second-placed Kilwinning only on goal difference.

Moff was pleased to see his side put the game to bed in the early stages on Saturday, after seeing his troops fail to take chances in some recent matches and nearly be punished for it.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “There have been games where we could have been out of sight and have made things difficult, but on Saturday we were more or less out of sight by half-time.

“We spoke about trying to go up a gear, because I didn’t feel we were perfect in the first half – I thought we gave them a few chances.

“To be fair to the boys they did step it up in the first 10 minutes of the second-half and we could have been 6-0 up before the sending off.

“That changed the game a wee bit but other than a 10 or 15 minute period that we had to weather, we kept our composure. I thought the guys managed a tricky situation really well.

“It was a bit of a strange feeling, because although we won 4-1 at home I was still a wee bit disappointed – but only because the guys were really starting to click just before the red card.

“To keep the momentum going was the main thing.”

Slattery’s strike from 25 yards got the Bankies up and running on 11 minutes before Scott Adam diverted the ball into his own net.

Two goals in the closing stages of the half made the outcome of the match almost certain as Little scored his 99th goal for the club with a free kick that crashed in off the post and McKinlay got his first with a well-placed header on the end of Paul Byrne’s cross.

Clydebank were reduced to 10 men in the first 10 minutes of the second-half when McLean hauled down his man, and from the resulting free-kick Jamie Ballantyne found the net.

The Bankies are on the road tonight (Wednesday) as they travel to Kilbirnie Ladeside, who parted company with boss Martin Ferry last week and are currently propping up the Premier League – though Moff insists he is paying no attention to the early season table.

“People will look and see Kilbirnie have zero points so we should be winning,” he said, “but with them losing their manager, we know what that can bring. They will be re-galvanised.

“It’s bad timing for us, but we’ll be prepared and ready for it.”

After yesterday’s trip to Valefield Park, Irvine Meadow are the visitors to Holm Park on Saturday with a 2pm kick-off.

Meanwhile, Yoker Athletic’s tough start to life in the WoSFL has continued over the past week with losses at the hands of Vale of Clyde last Wednesday and table-topping Wishaw on Saturday leaving the Whe Ho still searching for their first point of the Conference C campaign.

Yesterday (Wednesday), Yoker welcomed St Roch’s to Holm Park before a short trip to Millburn Park on Saturday to take on West Dunbartonshire rivals Vale of Leven with a 2pm start.