Clydebank RFC started off their competitive season with a local derby win over Loch Lomond 17-15 in the BT West Shield away on Saturday.

Lomond had the best of the early exchanges and the visitors found themselves on the back foot.

Despite the pressure they were unable to get the first score due to unforced errors. Clydebank touched down first via a counter-attack; pace and slick hands saw them score in the corner.

Lomond then quickly conceded another score when they allowed a Bank prop to break the line and offload to his team mate who scored under the posts.

Despite having a lot of the possession, Lomond couldn’t capitalise and too often gave possession away via mistakes.

On the stroke of half time they received a penalty which Bailey slotted over from just inside the oppositions half to make the scores .

Lomond got the next score after the break, straight away they won a series of rucks resulting in Drew McGinty crashing over from short range.

Lomond now found themselves controlling the game and Craig Newport found space to get over the line for another score to put Lomond in the lead.

Clydebank came back and only resolute defence and tackling kept them out.

This pattern continued for both teams, as they tried to find that winning score.

And it was the visitors who managed to get it with almost the last play of the game.

From a scrum they put the ball wide and the winger showed quick feet and speed to dart over for the winning try. Clydebank will now host Paisley in the quarter-final of the BT West Shield, with the tie scheduled for Saturday, September 30.

But up first for the Bank is their league opener on Saturday, when they travel to Strathaven. Kick-off is at 3pm.