Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat hailed his side’s “top” performance as they picked up an impressive 3-0 win on the road at Darvel.

Goals from Matt Niven, Ciaran Mulcahy and Lee Gallacher secured three points as the Bankies dealt a damaging blow to their hosts’ hopes of catching Premier Division leaders Auchinleck.

Niven nodded in the first on eight minutes before Mulcahy capitalised on a mistake to add the second before half-time.

Gallacher curled in a delightful third 20 minutes after the break, and the Holm Park side passed up several opportunities to increase their lead – but Moff was left thrilled with the showing.

Speaking to the Post after the match, he said: “The boys were tremendous on Saturday.

“We had a game plan which doesn’t always go smoothly, but on Saturday it did. The boys executed it very well. I thought our first 45 was as good as it gets.

“We could have scored a few more goals, and even in the second half we were a bit more conservative, but we were picking them off and could have scored another three or four. It was a really top performance.

“To be fair to Darvel, their schedule has been busy, so that was one of our main points in the team talk – that their energy levels might not be at their optimum.

“We had to go and put pressure on them and we did that.

“You could see one or two of the Darvel guys were a bit fatigued, so we had to make the most of that. There was no point in sitting off them because even if they are not quite at their max, they could easily cut through you.

“Credit’s got to go to our boys for forcing the game and mistakes.

“We pressed them very high and our second goal comes from that.

“We played the game in their half in the first half and it was really good to watch.”

Bankies aren’t back in action until next Wednesday, April 20, when they make the short journey across the city to face Pollok at Newlandsfield, and Moff thinks the break is coming at the right time.

He explained: “The way we played on Saturday took its toll on a couple of the boys, and a few are struggling with tightness and knocks.

“It’s been a crazy schedule all season, so the wee break is going to be pretty welcome.”