Clydebank earned a replay with League Two side Elgin City after a 1-1 draw in the second round of the Scottish Cup at Holm Park on Monday evening.

Rory MacEwan found the opener for the away side in a first-half they largely dominated.

But the tables turned in the second-half and skipper Nicky Little found the equaliser from the spot.

The Bankies were unfortunate not to win it and will now travel to Borough Briggs on Saturday afternoon to determine who will meet Clyde in the third round.

Gordon Moffat’s troops would have been looking to get off to a fast start in front of a packed-out Holm Park and perhaps keen to get their opponents on the back foot after a nearly 200-mile journey for the Moray club - however it was the League Two side that struck first after 14 minutes.

Just moments after Jamie Donnelly had denied full-back Euan Spark, the ball fell to Rory MacEwan on the edge of the box who skidded the ball across the wet surface and into the bottom corner.

The Bankies were failing to get anything going in the final third with the trio of Little, Lee Gallacher and Hamish McKinlay putting in a power of work but not getting much in return for their efforts.

Moff’s troops started to get more into the game as the half went on as they started to get to grips with their formation, but still struggled to make an impact on the visiting goalkeeper.

The gloves of Thomas McHale were finally tested on 40 minutes after a neat interception from Paul Byrne created space for Hamish McKinlay.

He teed up Joe Slattery and whilst his shot from range was comfortable for the Elgin stopper, Bankies would have taken the shot on goal as a sign of encouragement.

The home side would have been glad to get into half-time just one goal down after being far from their best - but were nearly dealt a sickener when Connor O’Keefe got into a promising position, only to miss the target just a minute before the break.

In the second period, the Bankies were galvanised and had the chance that they would have been hoping for in the opening two minutes.

McKinlay found himself through on goal after a neat touch from Little, with Spark getting a vital touch on the rebound to take the loose ball away from the Clydebank skipper.

Holm Park was buzzing again after being somewhat subdued in the opening 45 minutes after the early Elgin goal - and that seemed to inspire the Clydebank players as they continued their hot start to the half.

There were still warning signs from the away side as Jamie Darroch was forced into an acrobatic clearance off the line after a header across goal, before a glorious chance for Little on the hour mark saw him volley over the bar from 12 yards.

The introduction of Liam McGonigle continued to encourage Clydebank, and the substitute dinked off target five minutes later after a series of corners before he won his side the perfect opportunity to get back into the game.

Midway through the half he pounced on a bouncing ball that was missed by Spark before being brought down by the Elgin skipper in the penalty box and the referee pointed to the spot.

Little stepped up and did what he does best, calmly stroking the ball into the corner to spark wild celebrations from the home support and keep all the momentum with the home side.

The captain was replaced a little over ten minutes later after picking up a knock, as Ciaran Mulcahy was introduced to the action, with Conor Lynass soon joining him in place of McKinlay.

McConigle knocked the ball into the net on the 80-minute mark but he was adjudged to have barged over McHale, who suffered a nasty landing as a result.

The one-way traffic continued in the final five minutes as Jamie Darroch nodded wide from two corners and had another looping header clawed away by the goalkeeper with Mulcahy also dragging an effort off target from range.

In the end, Clydebank had to settle for a replay after a dominant second-half display and will be buoyed by that performance heading into Saturday’s replay.