Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat believes his side are starting to see the benefit of four years of hard work.

The Bankies good run of form continued on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Kirkintilloch Rob Roy at Guy’s Meadow with goals coming from Nicky Little, Thomas Collins and Alan Kelly making it eight games in a row undefeated.

A quickfire double from Little and Collins on the stroke of half-time knocked the stuffing out of the hosts before Kelly sealed the points after coming off the bench in the final quarter of an hour.

The Holm Park side's away from has been solid this season as they remain unbeaten with three wins from four, seven goals scored and just one conceded.

Moff admits he hasn’t changed his approach to games on the road despite the recent successes and believes the strength in depth is a key reason for their start to the 2023/24 campaign.

He told the Post: “It was a good performance from the boys on Saturday, it was very assured and outwith a 10-15 minute spell in the first half we were in complete control.

"Our keeper didn’t have a save to make so that tells you how well the boys played.

Clydebank Post: Collins made it two on the stroke of half-timeCollins made it two on the stroke of half-time (Image: David Brockett)

“The two goals right before half-time were important and we spoke about managing the game in the second half.

“We knew with the threat we had on the pitch we would get chances and make sure we take one of them.

“We’re not approaching the games any differently but over the summer and in pre-season we have finetuned things that we want to see and our patterns of play.

“It’s been a slow build over three or four seasons now so I think it’s probably down to the fact we have had quite a few of the boys for a few years and we only added four during the summer so the continuity is there."

The South Challenge Cup takes centre stage this weekend as Bankies face fellow Premier Division side Beith at Holm Park.

Moff admits his side have nothing to fear against last season's league champions heading into the game, though is set to be without a number of first-team players due to injury and suspension.

He explained: “Saturday and this week a few things have gone against us at the wrong time in terms of guys being unavailable and then we have had some suspensions.

“Jimmy Grant and Frazer Johnstone are banned for this weekend with suspensions carrying over from last season, Joe Slattery opened up his groin charging down a clearance on Saturday and Danny McKenzie came off at half-time against Rob Roy because he hasn’t played any football at all so we’re having to get him up to speed gradually.

“It’ll be tough, especially with the guys we have unavailable but I can’t contradict myself because I’m also saying that everybody is capable of playing."

Kick-off at Holm Park on Saturday is at 2.00pm.

Elsewhere, Yoker Athletic suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Wishaw on Saturday.

Gregor Cree had fired the Whe Ho ahead before Ross McQueen levelled for the visitors.

The second half began on a sour note after Yoker forward Lewis Smith had to be taken to hospital after falling awkwardly and damaging his collarbone.

After a delay due to waiting for an ambulance, Luke Clark headed in the winner for Wishaw in the final ten minutes.

Gordon Robertson’s side are also on South Challenge Cup duty this weekend as they take on Fourth Division leaders St Peter’s. Kick-off at Holm Park on Friday evening is at 7.45pm.

Drumchapel United made it three wins on the spin with a comfortable victory at Ashfield on Saturday.

Kevin Fell, David Hopkirk, James Marks and a Youcef Narbesla brace secured a 5-1 for Adam Hopes’ men who are just one point off the top of the First Division.

The Drum host Ardrossan Winton Rovers in the South Challenge Cup this weekend. Kick-off at the Donald Dewar Centre is 2.00pm.