Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat insists that he sees Saturday as another missed opportunity in the race for the title after a home defeat to Gartcairn. 

A late goal from Stephen Docherty earned the visitors all three points as Bankies suffered their first home defeat since July, as well as losing consecutive league games for the first time since April after the disappointment of last weeks loss at Beith.  

The Holm Park side do remain on top of the Premier Division but with Beith dropping points and the likes of St Cadoc’s and Darvel not on league duty, Clydebank could have given themselves a more comfortable cushion. 

Moff’s side still lead the way by seven points over nearest challengers Cumnock, but the chasing pack of Beith, St Cadoc’s and Darvel do have games in hand that could see them claim top spot. 

Speaking to the Clydebank Post, the Bankies boss said: “I don’t think we done enough to win the game but we didn’t deserve to lose it and that looked like the only way that the game was heading before we got sucker punched.  

“It’s disappointing but we only have ourselves to blame for certain periods in the game.  

“We only had one or two clear-cut chances which was the most disappointing thing for me – there were a lot of similarities to the end of the game at Beith where we had plenty of the ball around the box but didn’t quite have that cutting edge so we’ll be looking to tweak things and change it and address it pretty quickly.  

“We need to look at our part in the game on Saturday – I wasn’t too despondent after the Beith game because it was an away game where conditions played their part whereas this week I was really disappointed because we never got enough pressure on them for most of the first-half and periods of the second half. 

“It wasn’t through any want of effort from the lads, it was just not pressing at the right time and a few things that were disjointed so that falls on me and we need to look at it over the next couple of weeks.  

Clydebank Post: Clydebank just couldn't find that cutting edgeClydebank just couldn't find that cutting edge (Image: Ronnie Murphy)

“It's very much a case of missed opportunities over the last two games – we’ve got to be taking at least two points from the last two games but we have ended up with nothing.  

“We can only focus on ourselves, and other teams will drop points, but we should be two points better off than we are.  

“It's been a fair while since we suffered back-to-back defeats so it’s a bit of an unfamiliar feeling and we’re going to need to react to it quickly.” 

There’s no competitive fixture for Clydebank until next weekend, Saturday 24th, and Moff admits having to sit on back-to-back defeats for an extended period will be difficult. 

He explained: “It’s going to feel like a longer break than it would be coming off the back of two defeats.  

“It makes Largs when we come back an absolutely huge game, as they all are, and the wait will be frustrating.  

“We’ve got a friendly against Rossvale on Tuesday and then three friendlies before Largs which will really help us.”