Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat has called on his side to improve their Holm form after they suffered back-to-back home defeats in the space of four days.

The Bankies were beaten 3-1 by Hurlford United last Wednesday before falling to a single-goal defeat against Kilwinning Rangers on Saturday.

Holm Park has not been the fortress that Clydebank would have been hoping for this season – Moffat’s troops have now dropped points in six of their 10 matches on home turf this season, in contrast to their near-perfect away form of eight wins and a draw.

Moff’s side had the better of the opening exchanges on Wednesday evening but trailed at the break through Jack Whittaker’s free-kick and Lewis Morrison doubled Hurlford’s lead before the hour.

Substitute Ross McPherson pulled one back with a quick turn and finish on 82 minutes as Clydebank looked to set up a tense finale, only for the visitors to regain their two-goal advantage on the break a couple of minutes later.

On Saturday, there could have been a couple of first-half goals at either end in the torrential conditions as Cammy McClair was denied when one on one with the Kilwinning goalkeeper and Jamie Donnelly made a superb double save to keep the scores level.

The visitors then crashed a header off the bar before Lee Gallacher also hit the frame of the goal at the other end, with his shot from the edge of the box inches away from being the opener.

The only goal of the game came on 68 minutes when a hopeful free-kick into the box was headed into the path of Calvin Kemp, who helped the ball past Donnelly.

Moff’s side have a reputation of coming from behind to take something from games, but haven’t done so in recent weeks, and the manager says he wants his troops to start finding the first goal in games.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “In the big games we can’t be giving teams a goal or two of a start and expect every time to dig ourselves out.

“We dig out points and wins from losing positions because the boys have got character and resilience, but on Wednesday I thought there was decent stuff and there wasn’t really any excuse for us to be behind at half-time.

“I don’t know what it is about our home form.

“I’m getting a wee bit frustrated with going behind in these bigger games and giving ourselves work to do. I’d like the away team to be chasing the game.

“I do think if we go ahead then we can manage games better. It’s frustrating at the moment because we’re not doing that so it’s up to us to get it right.

“We’re getting guys back but there’s a few wee blows. Craig Holmes got a sore one last Saturday and Ciaran Mulcahy we need to assess because every time he plays his knee is blowing up.

“It’s about getting the right combination to get a win in one of these bigger games.”

And while Moffat’s thoughts are still very much on getting his team’s league campaign back on course, Bankies have the exciting prospect of a live TV appearance coming up later this month after BBC Scotland chose the Scottish Cup second round tie with Elgin City for the next step of their live coverage on this year’s ‘road to Hampden’.

The tie will be played at Holm Park on Monday, October 25, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Long before then, Clydebank are on the road this Saturday when they travel to Bellsdale Park to take on Beith Juniors, with the game kicking off at the earlier time of 12.30pm.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Yoker Athletic’s Conference C fixture away to East Kilbride Thistle fell victim to the torrential rain which fell on much of the west of Scotland and which left the Showpark pitch waterlogged.

This Saturday, October 9, the Whe Ho are at home to Petershill with a 2pm kick-off at Holm Park.

Meanwhile, Drumchapel United, who maintained their lead at the top of Conference C on Saturday after a 3-0 win over Larkhall Thistle at Gasworks Park, have announced that they are to groundshare with Maryhill for the rest of the 2021-22 campaign.

The team’s first game at Lochburn Park will be on October 23, when St Roch’s are the visitors.

This Saturday, though, Drumchapel head for Ayrshire to face Ardrossan Winton Rovers. Kick-off at Winton Park is at 2pm.