Clydebank Rugby Club were outplayed by Paisley on Saturday, with Bank losing 42-12.

After opening their league account with a hard fought 34-22 win away at Strathaven, Clydebank looked to get off to a good start at their first league match at their new home at John Browns Park.

Clydebank took the game to Paisley from the off and enjoyed some early pressure in their half but were unable to convert the sustained pressure into points.

Dave Kirkwood had a chance to score after opening up the Paisley defence down the right wing but a superb cover tackle by Paisley’s full back bundled him into touch.

Paisley struck first and scored a well worked try on the right wing with some great passing that was converted.

Bank then got back into the game after some great scrimmaging from the forwards, allowed Logan Cope to snipe in from close range.

McCombe converted well from out wide to even up the score.

Paisley then took the lead after some nice interplay between their backs and forwards that was unconverted.

McCombe had a chance to close the gap with a penalty from 30 metres but it drifted wide.

There was no further scoring despite the best effort of both teams and it was 12-7 at half time.

Paisley upped their game in the second half and Clydebank were unable to withstand the visitors attacking play.

They scored 3 tries that were converted, including a length of the field score after turning Bank over close their line.

Declan Coyle responded for the Red and Blacks but they were unable to make a comeback.

The visitors scored two more tries to secure the win.

Douglas Vallance was Bank’s outstanding performer on the day with some strong running and some excellent defensive work and made some crunching tackles.

Clydebank travel to Birkmyre on Saturday as they look to get back to winning ways.