The recent wet and windy weather has caused havoc with Clydebank Rugby Club’s fixtures but the Second XV didn’t let a boggy GHA pitch hold them back as they scored four tries in a 26-10 bonus point win.

The Red and Blacks fielded a mixed bag of experience and youthful exuberance to extinguish any hopes of a home win.

Bank gave new recruit Danny McMillan a start at centre and with old heads Ross McCombe pulling the strings at stand off and Scott McIntosh leading the pack from number 8 they were soon on the scoresheet.

McIntosh was heavily involved as Bank surged into GHA’s 22 and McCombe passed the ball to the right and Daniel Donnelly touched down in the corner.

McCombe missed the conversion. In the difficult conditions Bank played smash mouth rugby using the big forwards and this reaped the reward when Joe Moore scored soon after with a powerful run under the posts that McCombe converted.

McMillan then capped his debut with a try after a strong burst through the weak defence to cement an early 19-0 lead after 20 minutes.

The game then got bogged down until half time as GHA got back into the game but with difficult underfoot conditions and knock ons aplenty there was no more scoring.

The half ended with a bad knee injury to GHA’s flanker and everyone from Clydebank wishes him a speedy recovery.

GHA got back into the game in the second half with two unconverted tries as Bank’s discipline deserted them with Colin McLean finding himself sin binned due to an accumulation of penalties.

Clydebank got the game’s final score with an unstoppable catch and drive from a lineout outside the 22 and with GHA impeding the charge several times, the referee awarded a penalty try that was converted.

Clydebank had several players who stood out on the day with McIntosh an ever present danger and Tom Napper on the flank with 3 turnovers in the first half alone.

McMillan showed some lovely touches in the centre and Rory Taylor again shone at hooker and he is playing his way into contention for a first team start.

The 1st XV didn’t have a fixture this weekend but weather permitting they travel to Cumnock next week with the 2nds at home to Ardrossan.