Clydebank chair Grace McGibbon admits that Saturday’s Scottish Cup shock win over Clyde is the stuff that dreams are made of.

The club are competing in the country’s most iconic and historic tournament for the first time since 2001 after their license to become a Scottish FA member club was approved earlier this year.

Goals from Jamie Darroch and captain Nicky Little secured a memorable win for the Bankies over the League One side at a sold-out Holm Park with their reward being a fourth round home tie with Annan Athletic in January.

McGibbon has revealed that progression in the tournament has not just been enjoyable for players, fans, coaches and committee members but brings huge rewards off the park as well.

Speaking exclusively to the Post, she said: “You saw at the end of the game what it meant to our fans, the support, the sponsors and everyone who was here. It was a massive game but a well-deserved result.

“In the first half it could have gone either way but in the second-half we came out all guns blazing and were by far the better team.

“When this whole Scottish Cup thing started for us and we got our licence we thought we’ll get one big day out and we’re now on day four, looking at game five in the Scottish Cup. Still in the Scottish Cup after Christmas? It doesn’t sound much better than that.

“In reality now it’s about getting a bit of financial backing for the club. These games have been tremendous, and we’ve had some great days out but now we can actually do something that could secure a bigger and better future for the club.

“This time 20 years ago, this is what we dreamed of. Even if you go back, it’s only a year since we applied and put the process in place to get our licence.

“A year later we’re in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup – that’s the things dreams are made of.

“Everybody that has been involved at Clydebank on the committee, past and present, are supporters and the lifeblood of the club. For them and the guys who have been involved over the last 20 years, this is what it’s all been for. Saturday just epitomises that.”

The club are back at Holm Park on Friday evening when they return to league business with Troon the visitors.

After a sold-out crowd and memorable performance on Saturday, McGibbon is hoping that many will have caught the Bankies bug and come back.

She added: “You would like to hope people look at Saturday and think if they can do that against Clyde then they can do it in their own league.

“It’s attractive football we play, and we did that against Clyde. We played to our strengths and not a man on the park didn’t deserve his place on the park.

“Hopefully the fans look at that and think they want to be part of it going forward and get to know the structure of the club, the players and the support.

“The amount of kids that were here on Saturday was phenomenal – that’s the future. That’s about Clydebank and the community and all the things we’ve been working towards.”