RYAN Holms snatched an injury time winner as Clydebank recovered from 3-1 down to beat Maybole 4-3 on Saturday.
Stevie Young grabbed a hat-trick, while Joel Kasubandi missed a penalty as Bankies scored twice in the last four minutes to ensure they retain second spot.
The visitors could and should’ve opened the scoring after four minutes when Kasubandi was sent through one on one with Maybole goalkeeper Grant Weir. The striker tried to dribble past the resolute Weir, who recovered well to block the resulting shot.
Midway through the first half, Bankies did open the scoring. Hashim Cole’s free kick was flicked on by Graham Mort for Kasubandi, who played the ball across the face of goal for Stevie Young to bundle in from close range.
Less than five minutes later, Bankies had the chance to extend their advantage. Neat play from Young saw him upended on the byline, with referee William Wilson pointing immediately to the spot. Kasubandii grabbed the ball, but his tame effort was comfortably beaten away by Weir.
Maybole took great encouragement from the penalty miss, and went on to score three goals in eight minutes before the break. First, Steven Shankland peeled off his marker, cushioning his header past the helpless Lumsden. Then, Riley nodded in after the ball was headed back across goal from a corner, and it then went from bad to worse for Clydebank when Andy Stevenson slid in for Maybole’s third.
Five minutes after the break, Bankies were awarded another penalty. Mark Burbidge’s bursting run down the right saw him create room for a shot, which was handled inside the area. Young stepped up this time, comfortably slotting the ball into the bottom corner as he looked to get his side back into the game for the second successive week.
With four minutes of normal time remaining, Clydebank were awarded their third penalty of the afternoon. Some neat build up play once again saw Burbidge released down the right channel, before being hauled down just inside the area. Young assumed responsibility for the second time, placing the ball in the same spot as his second to seal his hat-trick.
But, there was to be one final twist, as substitute Ryan Holms scored a dramatic ninety first minute winner to complete the turnaround. A ball over the top saw Holms through one on one, where he rounded Weir before slotting home to seal all three points.
Clydebank: Lumsden, MacKinnon (Cree, 70), Paterson, Mort, O’Neill, Cole, Burbidge, Vezza, Kasubandi (Holms, 55), Young, Shelvey (Barclay 78).