The first half was extremely poor considering a point would not do either side and was summed up by Robert Love’s attempted finish in the opening five minutes. Colin Williamson’s initial shot was blocked by David McWilliams before Love’s follow up shot from four yards was hit straight at Robert Hamilton. Had the shot been hit either side of the ‘keeper it would have been a goal.

Hamilton made sure the game stayed level in the 15th minute when he managed to hold Kieran Downs' shot. James Lundie played the ball long to Love who managed to chest it to Downs, who struck a first time shot from the edge of the box towards the bottom right hand corner of the net but Hamilton managed to get down low to his right and hold the ball.

The next chance, apart from two poorly executed free kicks from Ray Montgomerie and Love, came in the 44th minute. Phil Barclay struck a 30 yard shot through a whole host of players before hitting the right hand post with Ally Semple well and truly beaten.

Scott Davidson opened the scoring for the Bankies in the 55th minute. Poor defending once again allowed Davidson to advance into the box before rounding Semple and sliding the ball through the legs of Tony Low and into the net. Cumnock had three defenders on the line but could not prevent Davidson from scoring.

Three minutes later Davidson doubled his tally as well as Clydebank’s lead. A counter attack from the home side ended with Barclay crossing the ball in to Davidson who headed the ball across Semple and into the back of the net from 12 yards.

Cumnock thought they were back in the game on the hour mark when Montgomerie had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside. Steven Crawford whipped in a free kick from the half way line which was flicked on to Montgomerie, who volleyed home from 10 yards with the linesman raising his flag almost immediately to deny Montgomerie his goal.

An almost identical move gave Cumnock a way back into the game in the 71st minute. James Lundie whipped in a free kick which was flicked on to Love by Stephen Low who fired a close range volley off the hand of Hamilton and into the back of the net.

Cumnock’s equaliser came in the form of a penalty in the 85th minute. Consistent pressure from Cumnock ended with Owen Ronald clipping the ball to McKnight who was standing at the back post. McKnight’s shot was subsequently blocked by the arm of a Clydebank defender and the referee immediately pointed to the spot. McKnight stepped up and blasted the ball into the centre of the goal to draw Nock level.

Once again poor defending cost Cumnock points. They remain two points clear of the relegation zone having played three games more than the teams below them.

The defence need to start tightening up if they wish to remain in the top division as they head in to the business end of the season.

CUMNOCK - Semple, Lundie, Crawford, Low, Kennedy, Montgomerie, Ronald, Williamson, Love Downs, Low Subs: Wood, Quinn, McKnight, Lowe, McLatchie