Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat feels his side deserved more as their five-game winning run came to an end on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat at Blair Park against Hurlford United.

Paul McKenzie nodded in the first for the hosts just after the half-hour mark with Bankies equalising through an own goal shortly before the hour mark.

Hurlford won it late on when Will Graham found the bottom corner from the edge of the box and Moff, who was back on the touchline after missing out last week due to Covid, was left frustrated at losing another goal from a set-piece and with the top two also both losing on Saturday he accepts it was an opportunity missed to the cut the gap.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “I was chatting to their manager after the game and he said that it was unfair they took the three points but that’s football.

“I like to think if we get beat and don’t deserve anything then I’ll say that, but I felt on Saturday we deserved something. It was a frustrating day. We easily could have had the three points and then we end up with nothing.

“It’s annoying to lose a goal from a dead ball and it’s something we’ve had since New Year now and again.

“We had a spell of it then it looked like we had cut it out but it’s still a bit of an Achilles heel and we’ll continue working on that.

“It shows you this league is very hard to put runs together, especially at this stage of the season where you’ve got a few things going on – you’ve got teams playing with freedom after being relegated, you’ve got teams fighting for their lives, and others looking to finish as high as they can, and then others going for the title so everyone is fighting for their own cause.”

Bankies head into a double header of home fixtures now with Beith visiting Holm Park this Saturday, March 26, before Rutherglen Glencairn make the short trip across the Clyde on April 2.

Elsewhere, Drumchapel United remain in top spot in Conference C after a 4-2 win over Neilston.

Daniel Finnigan scored twice in the opening half-hour as he slotted past the goalkeeper when one on one and tapped in his second with Ryan Deas making it three from the penalty spot before the break.

Joe Coleman nodded in the fourth and despite Conor Bolger pulling two for Neilston in the closing stages, The Drum held on for three points.

Drumchapel remain four points clear at the top of Conference C but Petershill in second trail by four points with two games in hand.

The Drum have just one game left this season when Ardrossan Winton Rovers come to Lochburn Park on April 2.