Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat admits Frazer Johnstone continues to have his full backing despite being shown his second red card of the season on Saturday.

The Bankies battled to a 0-0 draw with Beith as they played more than 80 minutes with 10 men after Johnstone was dismissed.

The midfielder was also shown a red card against Pollok last month in bizarre circumstances and the decision was later overturned upon appeal, with Moff revealing that Beith manager Bryan Young admitted himself that Saturday’s decision was harsh.

After back-to-back home defeats against Hurlford United and Kilwinning Rangers, Saturday’s draw extends the Holm Park sides winless streak to three games but the 39-year-old doesn’t think it’s time to panic yet.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “Under the circumstances it’s a good point but we’re a wee bit frustrated not to win it. The guys have done very well.

“The red card incident happened on the opposite side of the pitch from us so I’ve not got too much of a strong opinion on it.

“My feeling at the time was the ball has sat up and Frazer has went in with a high foot but he hasn’t actually caught the boy.

“Frazer was really upset after the game. He knows himself that he’ll get yellow cards and he knows himself some of them are maybe self-inflicted and can be avoided. But he is upset over the two red cards he’s received this season.

“People will probably look at him and he’ll get a bit of a reputation even though he thinks neither red card are close to being one in his eyes.

“I had a long chat with him on Sunday to reassure him and keep his head up and tried to explain it’s a wee spell that unfortunately sometimes happens to guys that play the way he does.

“We’re right behind him but it is a bit frustrating for him because he is going to miss a lot of football now.

“The run we’re on would be a lot more concerning if we weren’t doing well in games. The two losses could have went the other way.

“There is things we’re not doing well and need to get right.”

Clydebank return to Holm Park this evening (Wednesday) with Benburb the visitors.

Two cup games then follow as Moff’s side take on Harmony Row at New Tinto Park in the South Challenge Cup ahead of the following weeks visit of League Two side Elgin City in the Scottish Cup, a game which will be broadcast live on BBC Scotland.

The Bankies boss believes Saturday will present his side with a different challenge when they take on the Division Four outfit.

He added: “It’s important we go into our wee break from league games on the back of a win so we’ll be doing everything we can to do that.

“Harmony Row is a different proposition and it’s a cup tie they’ll be right up for. We’ll give every opponent every respect.”

Kick-off at Holm Park this evening is at 7.30pm with Saturday’s game getting under way at 2pm.

Elsewhere, Yoker Athletic’s recent turnaround in form came to an abrupt end on Saturday as Petershill ran out comfortable winners.

The Springburn based side put eight without reply past The Whe Ho who had previously gone on a run of eight games without defeat.

Drumchapel United extended their lead at the top of Conference C with a 3-2 win at Ardrossan Winton Rovers.

The Drum are now seven points clear at the top of the league ahead of St Roch’s, however they have played a game more than their closest challengers.

Yoker and Drumchapel meet in the South Challenge Cup on Saturday. Kick-off at Holm Park is 2pm.