FOOTBALLERS from a Clydebank college campus were celebrating on Tuesday after romping to a big win in the first match of a brand-new sporting initiative.

Players from West College Clydebank triumphed 6-2 over their counterparts from Greenock to kick off the inaugural West College Scotland Cup, a tournament between the three education campuses including Paisley.

The fresh new event aims to encourage students to get active for their mental health, well-being and fitness and hopes to help bring learners together socially outwith their course and college.

And event organiser Savannah Antoine, Active Campus Coordinator at West College, admits there is nothing wrong with a bit of inter-campus rivalry after watching the Bankie students win.

She told The Clydebank Post: “I'm just happy to see some cross-campus competition coming to life.

“I know this is something that has been missing from the college for a while now, so it's just great to be able to help facilitate it. The sports staff at WCS are enthusiastic and always encourage their students to get involved.”

In Tuesday’s high-scoring affair at Clydebank Community Sports Hub, the home team raced into a 3-0 half-time lead.

The match was filled with spectacular goals, tactical battles, and moments of individual brilliance and despite Greenock fighting back for a period in the second half, Clydebank cooly saw it out.

Next up is a return tie away to Greenock before the Clydebank students face Paisley on February 5.

And Savannah thanked sports lecturer Gary Murray for helping put the occasion together.

She finished: “Gary has been giving up his time to run football clubs at Paisley and Clydebank for some time now, so it's been great to be able to work in partnership with him to provide a competitive aspect.

“It very much felt like a game of two halves so I have every belief that Greenock's team will continue to develop and gel more over the coming fixtures, and who knows what form they may be when they face Clydebank again next time.”

Spectators, which included fellow students and parents of the players on the field, explained it had been a great match to watch on a cold Tuesday afternoon.

One said: “The standard of football has been decent and a good representation of the talent of students we have within the courses at the college.

“It’s been a good opportunity for some competition across the campuses as this hasn’t been something available to us before.

“It would be good to see this being done for other sports now that we have clubs up and running.”