Clydebank FC under-19s secured their place in the Scottish Cup Final with a 6-1 win over Beith on Sunday.

The team rose to the occasion in our of their biggest tests, but the glory was born out of heartbreak two years ago.

Two years ago, previously as Milngavie Wanderers, the same group of players finished level on points with Hamilton after a long campaign.

The league decided to have a play-off game for the league trophy, which ended 0-0 after extra time.

Accies were crowned champions after winning the shoot-out 3-1, and Clydebank under-19s manager Scott Carson says their semi-final victory on Sunday was crafted from that day.

He said: “That was probably my lowest moment as a football coach.

“In the dressing room afterwards it was hard to watch, some of these boys were crying.

“But we’ve used that experience to get where we are.”

After moving to join up with the Bankies, the team has remained almost completely the same.

The under-19s won the league title last year, are in contention for the league this year and their win over Beith was their second semi-final win after beating Harmony Row last week.

They will now face Airdrie United in the final in May for the chance to win the trophy.

And their root to the final has been particularly tough, facing some difficult opposition.

They began with a 12-2 mauling of Renfrew, before beating Spartans FC Reds 2-1.

Clydebank then overcame Arthurlie and Rutherglen Glencairn, who sit first and second in the Paisley and District League.

A 3-0 win over Pollok United in the quarters set up Sunday’s tie, and Carson said the win is simply the fruits of their labour over the years.

Carson added: “We’ve worked hard for this, this is the pinnacle of Scottish boys’ club football getting to the Scottish Cup final.

“To achieve it and be 90 minutes away from hopefully winning it but the preparation will come for that in time.”

And head coach Paul Mooney praised Clydebank’s work rate and determination in the game.

He said: “The two boys up top worked hard up top and that had a knock-on effect with the rest of the team.

“In terms of a team performance, the fight, the desire and aggression, it was definitely up there with the best we’ve played this season.

“We had a lot of hard games early on in the cup, and it’s to reach the final is definitely my greatest coaching achievement so far.”