Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat was delighted to see his side's work on the training ground pay off as they moved four points clear at the top of the West of Scotland Football League Premier Division.

It was Friday night football for the Bankies against Kirkintilloch Rob Roy at Holm Park, with goals in either half from Matt Niven and Liam McGonigle securing a 2-0 victory.

Niven drilled in the opener on 10 minutes after Thomas Collins had knocked the ball down from Lee Gallacher’s delivery before ex-Clydebank defender Kevin Green was dismissed for the visitors before the break.

The second half was only five minutes old when McGonigle was in the right place at the right time to find the net from close range after Niven glanced a corner towards the back post.

The hosts were able to see out the result in comfortable fashion and Moff was thrilled to see his troops pass their first test as league leaders.

Speaking to the Clydebank Post, he said: “It was more difficult for us in the second half against ten men than it has been but you need to give credit to Rob Roy for that, their setup was pretty rigid and sat with five in defence and three in front of that so it was difficult to break down.

“We were always passing with a purpose and trying to get there and a couple of wee final passes at times let us down but overall we deserved to win the game and we got a couple good goals from set plays.

“You don’t want to give a team with ten men encouragement so going 2-0 up fairly early in the second half gave us something to build on and it meant we could continue to dominate and make some changes to see the game out.

Clydebank Post: The match was played under 90 minutes of rainThe match was played under 90 minutes of rain (Image: Ronnie Murphy)

“We trained on Thursday and didn’t do anything too intense but we spent a good bit of time looking at our corners – the likes of where Liam scores from we were just reinforcing where he needed to be.

“The guys still need to execute so I’m not trying to take the credit but it’s testament that our practice pays off and Lee’s delivery makes it easy at times."

Bankies were set to have a free matchday this weekend but WoSFL officials have handed them an away fixture to Benburb on Saturday.

Ben’s shocked Clydebank on the opening day as they picked up a 3-2 win at Holm Park and Moff wants to put that right this weekend.

He said: “For us, it’s just about personal pride to go and win another game and put three points on the board.

“It’s not a revenge mission or anything, it’s just about us doing ourselves justice on the day which we did on the first day of the season.

“If we go and play to our full capability then we’ll have a chance of going on and picking up some points.”

Kick-off at New Tinto Park on Saturday is at 2.00pm.