Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat hailed his team for coming from behind to pick up their first three points of the season on Saturday...but wishes they would stop giving themselves work to do in the first place. 

Bankies recorded a 4-1 victory over ten-man Glenafton Athletic at Holm Park, with a double from Thomas Collins alongside Joe Slattery and Ciaran Mulcahy strikes securing the result. 

Gary Fraser put the visitors ahead as the hosts conceded the opening goal of the game for the third time in three league games this season. 

Moff’s side also let the first goal slip at Irvine Meadow XI last Wednesday night, before Nicky Little fired in a late penalty to grab a point, as well as in their 3-1 opening day defeat to Benburb. 

Clydebank Post: Clydebank again found themselves a goal down on SaturdayClydebank again found themselves a goal down on Saturday (Image: Ronnie Murphy)

Clydebank scored three goals in ten minutes at the start of the second-half to put Saturday's game out of Glenafton’s reach and the Bankies boss was impressed with the showing. 

Speaking to the Clydebank Post, he said: “It was a wee bit of a blow to lose a sloppy early goal but I thought the reaction was really good and, even in the first half, we grew into the game and played some nice stuff.  

“After what had happened at home on the first day of the season, it would have been easy for the players to go into their shell but I was pleased with the reaction.  

“The red card swings things in our favour but it can be tricky against ten men and the boys made it look very straightforward, which speaks volumes for them and how they played in the second half.   

“The timing of the red card right on half-time meant I could give a fresh team talk on how we go and win the game. 

“It was a huge advantage for me to do that for the guys and they went and carried it out convincingly.  

“At 4-1, you could hear the bench next to us making adjustments to limit the damage, which made it more difficult to penetrate them but we still created a lot of good situations and we could have scored seven or eight.  

“Losing the first goal in this league can be important, so it’s something we’ll definitely look at and talk about.  

“The way we are as a team and the way we play, we are very difficult to beat when we get the first goal and we need to look at that. You don’t want to be doing that too often.” 

There’s no midweek action, with Bankies now looking forward to a trip to the seaside on Saturday to face Largs Thistle - and, after a hectic start to the league season, Moff is happy to have a full week on the training pitch. 

Clydebank Post: Moff is now looking ahead to a trip to LargsMoff is now looking ahead to a trip to Largs (Image: Ronnie Murphy)

He explained: “It’s good to have a wee break and reflect on what has been good and not so good from those first three games.  

“We just need to tweak a few things and work on a couple of defensive set-play situations.” 

Elsewhere, Yoker Athletic were defeated 2-0 at Vale of Clyde on Saturday. 

Tiger Lawson scored after less than 60 seconds at Fullarton Park and Kieran Christie sealed the points in the final ten minutes after Whe Ho had been reduced to ten men. 

Gordon Robertson’s team was also narrowly beaten by Cumbernauld United at Holm Park last Wednesday night, with a stoppage-time penalty earning the visiting side all three points. 

They will be looking to return to winning ways against Ardrossan Winton Rovers this Saturday. Kick-off at Holm Park is at 2pm.