By David Brockett

Clydebank U17s coach Jim Hannah described his side as special after winning the league and cup double last weekend.

The U17s beat Drumsagard 2-0 to clinch the league title on Thursday before beating Cantera 4-1 after extra time in Sunday’s knockout cup final.

Steven Collins and Ben Bradshaw were on target as the young Bankies lifted the league trophy.

The squad then turned their attention to avenging a 7-6 defeat on penalties against Cantera in the final of the Janice Morton Memorial Cup earlier this month, as the sides met for their second cup final showdown of the season.

And it was mission accomplished for Hannah’s team as an own goal and strikes from Connor Hamilton, Edward Ramsay and Kevin Lleshi saw them take victory against the Barrhead side at Broadwood Stadium and secure the double.

Hannah told the Post: “We’re absolutely delighted because it’s been a long time coming and the boys have been amazing all season.

“We’ve taken the same approach as last season, and the boys are just progressing every year which has obviously culminated in winning the league which is one of the strongest leagues at this age group in Scotland.

“It was a tough game because Drumsagard also had a chance to nick the league and beat us twice last year, so we knew what we were up against.

“Thankfully the boys just stuck to the game plan and showed a lot of composure when they were through on goal.

“It hasn’t been an easy season for a number of reasons so the league and cup double is just the icing on the cake.”