A FOUR-TRY blitz in the first half got Clydebank Rugby Club back to winning ways against Waysiders as they won 26-12 at Whitecrook on Saturday.

The 2nd XV meanwhile were back in action after a long break and they fought hard but were beaten 28-22 against Hillhead/Jordanhill.

The 1st XV made several changes to their starting team due to injuries and unavailability. but it didn’t seem to affect the flow of their play. Jack Burgoyne moved to centre from the back row while and made an immediate impact with his first involvement in the match with a powerful run and smashed his opposite man with a colossal collision.Jamie Boyd switched from flanker to number eight.

And it was Boyd who opened the scoring when he burst through some weak Waysiders defending in midfield from 15 metres. Jack McCombe converted.
It wasn’t one way traffic though as Waysiders hit back with a well worked try. They bashed the ball up through their forwards then released right and scored down the short side.

The home side then dominated territory and possession and extended their lead when Bank set up a maul and Joe Moore found himself in the right place at the right time as the maul breached Waysiders try line. McCombe again added the extras.

Boyd then got his second try of the day when he broke from a scrum and burst through from close range. McComber again converted. 
Burgoyne then used his power to take a short pass and broke through three defenders to earn Bank the bonus point to make it 26-7 at half-time.

Thoughts of an easy afternoon in the second half were quickly extinguished when Bank lost their shape and composure and made some poor decisions.
In the second half Boyd continued to tackle everything in sight and Burgoyne was always a danger in midfield. But Waysiders scored the half's only try when their own powerful centre burst through the first line of defence then obliterated the last line of defence for a burst through for a fine individual score.

The visitors were kept at bay though and Bank closed out the game.
Jamie Boyd was a stand out for the Red and Blacks and put in a superb all-round performance to earn the man of the match. His defence was solid and his two tries were just reward for a fine display, as he showed that moving from flanker to Number 8 was no problem.

Burgoyne also moved position and put in his best shift of the season. David Kirkwood came in at scrum half and was always providing quick ball from scrum half. 
The win moves Bank into fourth position. They face third-placed Cumnock next with a chance to overtake them in the league.

The 2nd XV were up against it from the start againt Hillhead with 12 call offs before kick off meaning a team was thrown together at the last minute but they performed well against the odds and got to within a score of Hillhead as they lost 28-22.

Several players played out of position and it was a committed display as they got 3 tries on the board. Colin Newman got on the scoresheet and it was a family affair as his nephew scofed from a charged down kick.

Peter Watson got a rather fortuitous try awarded as he scored when he touched the post with the ball but the referee gave it despite the ball being 3 feet off the ground.