ANNAN ended Clydebank’s four-game winning streak in clinical style and showed why they are contenders for the West Division Two title by beating the Red and Blacks 22-0 at Whitecrook.

It was a tight tussle to begin with on Saturday as both sides probed for the opening score.

The defence on both sides was solid and there were not many raids into either side's 22.

Bank’s best chance was a sweeping backs' move and David McLintock was tackled just short of the Annan line, and as he tried to offload an Annan defender swatted the ball away.

It took until the 35th minute for the deadlock to be broken from a successful Annan penalty from around 30 metres out.

The half-time score of 0-3 reflected the tightness of the contest.

The second half, however, was a different story as Annan dominated both possession obsession and territory.

Bank were unable to exit their half and indeed made only two or three raids into the visitors' half.

It was a massive defensive effort from the Red and Blacks but they buckled when Baxter was sin-binned and Annan clinically put the game to bed with three well-taken tries.

Bank’s heroic defence was highlighted with Baxter in the bin the Red and Black’s seven shoved a full Annan scrum back on their own five-metre line to regain possession.

In the end Annan showed their class and fully deserved their victory and a crumb of comfort to Clydebank was they prevented Annan scoring a bonus point for four tries scored.

Clydebank are at home next week when they face Waysiders as they look to continue their recent great form and the Second XV are back in action after a long break against Hillhead/Jordanhill.