Bankies made it two wins from two with a 3-0 win over Shotts Bon Accord on Saturday.
Mark Burbidge’s brace and a strike from Peter McGill saw Bankies secure top spot with successive wins.
Bankies boss Budgie McGhie made two changes to the side that beat Irvine Meadow, with Nicky Little and Jordan Shelvey making way for Jamie Darroch and Mark Burbidge.
Bankies started much the brighter and could’ve went ahead inside four minutes. Operating as part of a midfield three, Haddow’s sweet volley from the edge of the area was tipped over by Murdoch.
The home side continued to press, with Jamie Lyden hitting the post with a diving header after another sweeping counter attack.
Shotts soon came back into the game, with Josh Lumsden called into action, diving low to his left to hold Burns effort.
On the half hour mark, Bankies broke the deadlock. A driving run from the influential Haddow saw him cross perfectly for Burbidge, who guided the ball into the back of the net.
Four minutes before the break, Bankies doubled their lead. McGill found space wide on the right, and cut inside the defender before curling a wonderful effort past Murdoch as Bankies went in two goals to the good.
After the restart, Bankies almost grabbed a third. Good movement from Alan Frizzell saw the former Largs attacker get a shot away, but his effort was deflected over the bar.
Midway through the second half McGhie made two changes – with Stevie Young and Jordan Shelvey replacing Joel Kasubandi and Peter McGill, with Shelvey involved instantly.
Picking the ball up twenty yards out, Shelvey first forced Murdoch into a flying save, before shooting narrowly wide.
Then Jamie Lyden, filling in at left back, almost made it two goals in two games after rising highest at the back post, but his header went narrowly over the bar.
With five minutes remaining, Burbidge grabbed his second and Bankies third of the day. Great hold up play from substitute Jordan Shelvey saw him lay the ball off to Burbidge who smashed home from inside the area.
Burns was then dismissed for a second yellow card as Clydebank secured their second successive win to go top of the league.
Shotts Bon Accord – All Photos By Stevie Doogan