Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat praised his side’s second-half performance as they came from behind to follow up last weekend’s Scottish Cup heroics and beat Troon on Friday evening.

The Bankies were a goal down in the early stages but hit back through Jamie Darroch, an own goal and Nicky Little to secure three points.

Ray Montgomerie got the opener after five minutes when he picked up the ball on the right-hand side with his low shot deflecting past Jamie Donnelly, giving the keeper no chance.

Darroch got his third goal in three games after 38 minutes when he met Lee Gallacher’s cross and volleyed the ball into the net.

After the interval, Bankies were on top but went ahead through fortunate circumstances as Little’s shot from 12 yards hit the base of the post before hitting the unlucky Troon goalkeeper on the back and rolling into the net.

Little made the points safe when he got on the end of Hamish McKinlay’s cross to glance a header past the goalkeeper for goal 110 in a Clydebank shirt.

Moff admits it was important for his troops to remain focussed after last week’s win over Clyde but he was again concerned that the opposition were the ones to break the deadlock.

Speaking exclusively to the Post, he said: “It was similar after the Elgin game when we were then going to Cumnock the week after and we spoke about training well and reacting well.

“You need to give Troon credit for their first-half performance but with the intensity they played at it was going to be difficult for them to maintain that. In the second-half our boys took over and played most of the game in Troon’s half.

“The second-half performance was more than good enough to win the game but when you put it together with the first-half it’s a bit frustrating because we give Troon a way into getting the points potentially.

“We’re losing too many first goals and we’re looking at a few things as to how we can get rid of that in terms of our training or matchday preparation. It’s not an exact science but at the end of the day games last 90 minutes and the guys are doing enough to win games over that period so I need to give the players credit for that.

“Even if we do go one or two down, I’m still confident we can get something out of the game. It’s a good thing to have but obviously we don’t want it to happen too often.”

The Bankies have three more games before the Christmas break, starting at Petershill Park against Rossvale this evening (Wednesday) before taking on Carluke Rovers at The John Cumming Stadium on Saturday in the first round of the West of Scotland Cup, and then at home to Kilbirnie Ladeside in the league next Saturday.

Moff explained: “We spoke before the Troon game that our target was to win our three games in the league and progress in the cup competition but it’s not that straightforward.

“The target is to put another six points on the board and get through in another competition that takes us into the New Year which would be a great achievement. It would be a great achievement to be sitting in the cup competitions after Christmas and sitting in a decent position in the league.

“That’s the motivation but we know we need to perform to achieve that.”

Elsewhere, Yoker Athletic made it three wins on the spin with a 1-0 win at Ardrossan Winton Rovers on Saturday.

Gregor Cree’s seventh minute strike was the difference between the sides as attention now turns to the visit of Premier Division side Largs Thistle in the First Round of the West of Scotland Cup.

There wasn’t to be success for Drumchapel United, however, as they fell to a 3-2 defeat at St Anthony’s. Cammy Smith had put The Drum ahead before the break but two goals in the opening fifteen minutes of the second period had the hosts ahead.

Alex Docherty hit back after the hour to equalise but with five minutes to go The Ants found the winner.

Drumchapel remain top of Conference C with a five-point gap over second placed Neilston ahead of this week’s trip to take on Vale of Leven. Kick-off at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium is at 1.30pm.