BANKIES picked up their first league win in five matches with a convincing 4-0 win over Shotts Bon Accord on Wednesday evening.
Joel Kasubandi’s double, as well as goals from Robbie Halliday and Mark Burbidge, saw Clydebank regained third spot.
Bankies dominated the opening 25 minutes of the match, in which they won more than ten corners. That pressure paid off on the half hour mark, when Bankies finally made the breakthrough. Johnny Allan’s delightful through ball fed Kasubandi, who shot low across Shotts stopper Whyte to deservedly open the scoring.
Just before the hour mark, Bankies doubled their advantage. Good work Ryan Holms saw him lay the ball off to marauding right back Robbie Halliday, who squeezed a right footed shot past Whyte at the near post.
Holms should’ve grabbed a goal of his own just after. A clever throw in saw Burbidge slip the ball in to Holms who feigned to shoot, cutting inside on to his left foot, but blazed the shot over the bar.
With twenty minutes remaining, Bankies sealed the win with two goals in as many minutes.
First, Shotts left back Ryan Lochie’s sliced his attempted clearance high into the air, allowing Burbidge to catch the ball on the half volley and grab his second goal in a week.
Less than a minute later, Bankies had a fourth. Graham Mort’s cross from the left was met by the head of Kasubandi, and his downward header made sure of all three points, as he also grabbed this thirteenth goal of the season.
With less than seven minutes left on the clock, Kasubandi squandered the chance to grab his hat-trick. Clydebank’s top striker got in behind the Shotts defence, but dragged his shot wide as Bankies held on for an invaluable three points.