Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat believes there is still plenty to play for in the remainder of the season despite crashing out of the South Challenge Cup on Saturday.

It’s been a far from ideal start to 2022 from the Bankies as surprising back-to-back league losses to Benburb and Kirkintilloch Rob Roy all but ended their chances of promotion from the Premier Division.

That was followed by the heartbreaking loss to Annan Athletic in the Scottish Cup and then Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Pollok in the South Challenge Cup.

Moff feels his side deserved more from Saturday’s tie – but has urged his players to put it behind them and look ahead to their next game.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “There wasn’t that much in the game on Saturday. We did well in spells but the wind and rain ruined the game a little bit.

“We had quite a bit of bad luck in front of goal as well so we’ll just need to get on with it.

“It felt like one of those days and that’s maybe just the way it is when you’re on a wee bit of a bad run.

“I thought both teams could have had penalties.

“I can’t get my head around how the referee decides not to give them.

“At the time both benches were sitting and having a laugh with each other and joking it was 1-1 on penalties but we shouldn’t be having a laugh about it. It isn’t funny. These decisions affect games.

“You want to be winning games, so I’d be lying if I said we were rolling along and smiling and enjoying it, but the boys know we’ve got some key games coming up to try and get some points on the board.

“We’ll need to move on quickly because there’s a lot of league points that we need to try and get on the board and we’ve still got the West of Scotland Cup so there’s a lot still to play for.”

The visitors took the lead through Ryan McGregor’s glancing header ten minutes before the break.

Clydebank looked to respond after the interval with Nicky Little’s free-kick crashing off the crossbar before they came even closer on 56 minutes with Hamish McKinlay’s curling effort hitting the inside of the post and bouncing away.

Bankies could have been awarded a penalty just after the hour when Little was bundled over inside the box but the referee waved away the appeals, just as he did when Pollok had a similar decision go against them in the first period.

Only five minutes later the visitors delivered a sucker punch when Evan Horne used the wind to his advantage as his free-kick looped into the net.

The hosts continued to push but only found a way through in the 90th minute when Ciaran Mulcahy’s powerful header beat the goalkeeper – but there was to be no dramatic equaliser despite the grandstand finish.

Clydebank face bottom of the table Bonnyton Thistle at Holm Park on Saturday as they look to pick up their first win of 2022, but Moff said he doesn’t expect it to be easy – and told his players to look to past experience to show them the Kilmarnock side will be no pushover.

He added: “No matter who the opponent was on Saturday we know we need to get back on the rails.

“We’re playing a team who are losing a lot of goals, but the one caution I’ll give is when we played Rossvale a couple of months ago in the game after they lost seven goals – they were really dogged that night to get a point.”

Elsewhere, Yoker Athletic twice let a lead slip as they fell to a 4-2 home defeat against St Anthony’s on Friday night.

Ross McDonald put the Whe Ho ahead early on but the visitors equalised on the stroke of half-time when Rui Carballo pounced on a mistake at the back.

In the second-half, McDonald got his second when his strike looped over the goalkeeper ten minutes after the break – only for Warin Omar to equalise for a second time on 77 minutes.

And with the wind in their sails, two further goals in a minute secured all three points for the away side as Martin Mullaney found the net from outside the box and Ged Dobbs completed the scoring.

Next up for Yoker is a trip to Kilsyth Rangers on Saturday. Kick-off at Duncansfield Park is at 2pm.

Drumchapel United, meanwhile, crashed out of the South Challenge Cup with a narrow loss against Caledonian Braves.

The Drum got off to a perfect start when Joe Coleman nodded in after two minutes, but were pegged back just before the interval when Rhys Armstrong found the net.

It was a similar story in the second period when the Lowland League side stole the winner with time just about up as Armstrong again scored, this time with a low shot from the edge of the box.

The Drum can regain top spot in Conference C with a point against Lanark United on Saturday. Kick-off at Lochburn Park is 2pm.