Clydebank opened their West Division 2 campaign with a bonus-point 37-20 win over familiar foes Waysiders Drumpellier at Whitecrook.

Man of the match Dougie Vallance contributed two great tries and some heroic defensive work, with the returning Robert Parr also bagging a brace of tries.

The team were also sporting new strips and new sponsorship with Access Automation Scotland Limited.

Jack McCombe opened the scoring with a finely struck penalty from 35 metres after a strong start from the home side.

They extended the lead soon after when Parr freed Vallance down the left wing to score in the corner. McCombe added the extras.

Waysiders hit back with a powerful converted score after some robust pick-and-drive play.

They also scored a penalty shot at goal and then took the lead with a well-taken try from their young winger down the right-hand side.

The visitors lead 15-13 at half-time.

Bank then upped their game in the second half and after McCombe slotted another penalty, it rained tries for the home side.

Vallance freed up number eight David Warden to bulldoze over the line and Parr then got on the scoresheet himself with some trademark jinking running.

Vallance got his second of the day and Bank’s best try of the game after some lovely handling from both backs and forwards.

Parr got his second try and Bank’s final try with five minutes left after more jinks evasion work.

Waysiders scored the day’s final try from their young right winger who completed his own brace of tries with a well-taken score in the last minute of the match.

It was a fine start to the season with a bonus-point win for the Red and Blacks but they have a lot to work on, especially their first-up tackling.

However, they scored some fantastic tries and their attacking play was at times a joy to watch.

The match ball was sponsored by Veeam – disaster recovery and virtualisation management software.