Clydebank 1XV bounced back from last week’s defeat in style as they ran in seven tries to triumph 44-5 over Cumbernauld at Whitecrook.

After last week’s disappointing collapse to Cambuslang, the Bank scored five tries in the second half, with the visitors reduced to 14 men late on.

Clydebank remain third at this early stage of the season, with Cambuslang and Millbrae winning three out of three in BT West Division 2.

Clydebank opened the scoring when a kick through was gathered by the Cumbernauld winger, however Jamie Boyd made a great chase and ripped the ball in the tackle and fed Jack McCombe who streaked away down the wing to score in the corner and converted his own try from out wide.

McCombe then landed a fine penalty goal from 30 metres to make it 10-0.

A scrum on Cumbernauld’s five-metre line led to the next score as Ross Moffat picked and sidestepped the defence to dive over from close range.  The away side hit back aided by some poor Bank discipline and scored a nice try down the left-hand side when their backs released their winger.

The visitors’ number eight also received 10 minutes in the sinbin for a late hit on Moffat with Bank leading 17-5 at half-time.

The second half belonged to the Red and Blacks and they scored five fine tries to put the match beyond doubt.

Graeme Kyle scored from a lineout catch and drive from the pack and was in control when they rumbled over the line.

David Miller got the bonus-point fourth try after good work from Jack Burgoyne.

Warden then extended the lead from another strong catch and drive.

Jamie Boyd scored a fine individual try when he ran in from 40 metres.

Cumbernauld’s number 8 then received a red card when he picked up his second yellow for a dangerous tackle on McCombe.

Bank then scored the try of the day with a hint of luck on their side.

They turned over the ball and fed the ball right from their own 22 and prop forward Jamie Baxter then showed a turn of pace and made 40 metres, skinning several defenders in a stunning show of speed.

He fed All Smart who then passed inside but a Cumbernauld defender got his hand to it and knocked it into the try zone and new recruit Thomas Conboy touched down for his first try for the club.

It was a dominant second period by Clydebank and they have now collected four bonus points from three games.

They travel away to Lenzie on Saturday.

CLYDEBANK 2nd XV got their league campaign under way but could not match the firsts and were defeated 48-12 by Kilmarnock.

The 2nd XV had a harder day at the office but they were in the match until Kilmarnock spotted the lack of speed in the back three and killed the game off in the second half.

Colin Newman got their first try as he took a short pass and barged over in the right corner. Alex Allan got the second from a set backs move from just outside the 22 and scythed through the defence.

But it was in the second period Kilmarnock began to assert their dominance. The second team play away to Annan on Saturday.