CLYDEBANK capitulated in the last 10 minutes away to Lenzie in a bruising tie, losing 31-15 in West Division 2.

Lenzie had the early possession and territory but were unable to convert it into points.

They were camped in the Clydebank half for the first 10 minutes and they battered away at the Red and Black’s defence.

Strong cover tackling and scramble defence kept Lenzie at bay and they missed a penalty shot at goal to take the lead.

Clydebank then took the lead in sensational style from inside their own half.

From a scrum Joe Moore picked from number eight and fed the backs and stand-off Miller flicked a pass back inside to Robert Parr who burst through and beat several defenders and released Connor Sloss on the left who sprinted into the corner from 30 metres.

And Miller missed the resulting conversion from out wide.

This set the platform for Bank to regain parity in the game and they extended the lead after 25 minutes when Jack Burgoyne powered through the midfield with a strong run to breach the Lenzie line, with Miller this time adding the extras.

Lenzie ended the half with a try of their own from five metres out after battering the Bank line that was converted to make it 14-12 at the break to Lenzie.

The second half was more of the same with both sides throwing everything at each other with some physical first up defence and brave cover tackling.

Lenzie scored the half’s first try that was converted and with 20 minutes to go Jack McCombe took over the kicking duties for the Red and Black’s and slotted a nice penalty from 20 metres in front of the posts to take a one-point lead.

The last quarter of the match was Clydebank’s worst period of the game due to some poor first up tackling and decision making.

Lenzie scored when their last man on the outside cut a beautiful line on the inside to score then extended the lead soon after helped by some poor first time tackling by Clydebank.

Clydebank then gifted the last score of the game to Lenzie by trying a cute chip kick that was gathered inside the Clydebank 22 and dotted down under the posts.

This was the toughest match of the season for Clydebank against an extremely physical Lenzie side who gave as good as they got and showed more composure in the final 10 minutes and took their chances clinically.

Clydebank must be better in defence and decision making if they are to close out tight games of this nature. They are at home to McLaren next week and the 2XV take on Ardrossan.