Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat already has his eyes on causing a cup shock after his side were drawn against Elgin City in the second round of the Scottish Cup.

The Bankies put seven past Dalkieth Thistle in Saturday’s historic match at Holm Park to set up a home clash with the League Two side next month.

It was the first time Clydebank have competed in the competition in nearly 20 years with braces from Hamish McKinlay and Craig Holmes alongside efforts from Ross McPherson, Joe Slattery and Kevin Green securing a comfortable afternoon for Moffat’s troops.

McKinlay got the scoring under way on 27 minutes when he lobbed the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper and Slattery swept home the second five minutes later.

Holmes capped a superb passing move to make it three before the break, with McKinlay getting his second five minutes into the second half.

Green got his first goal in a Bankies shirt with a glancing header on 56 minutes and substitute McPherson drilled home a sixth on his return from injury.

Holmes nodded in the final goal of the afternoon in added time and Moff was delighted his players rose to the occasion.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “There’s a wee bit of relief because there was a lot of build-up and we were favourites for the game.

“We scored at fairly regular intervals once we got going.

“There was probably a few nerves from our boys. We were in control of the game but not taking too many risks, but as soon as the first goal went in we started to relax and passed it about and scored some excellent goals.

“It was a great day for the club overall. I said to the boys after the game they probably don’t realise just how happy they made a lot of people. A lot of work and highs and lows have gone in to getting us to that position.

“We are going to be big underdogs for the Elgin game but we are at home and it’s what you’re in the cup for – to go and test yourselves against established teams from higher levels.

“People might say it would be nice to get a more winnable tie but for me this is still winnable. If we’re on it, and do our homework, there’s no reason why we can’t cause an upset.”

The Bankies return to league duty this weekend with a trip to Rutherglen Glencairn, and Moff knows his squad will have to put the highs of Saturday behind them and focus on the task in hand.

He added: “The boys manage themselves very well. They had a team night out planned for Saturday night and I said to them it’s important they go and enjoy it, but by the time they come back in on Tuesday it’ll be out their system and ready again.”

Elsewhere on Saturday, Yoker Athletic made it seven games without a defeat as they picked up a 6-1 victory on the road at St Anthony’s.

The Whe Ho raced into a 4-1 half-time lead to secure a comfortable three points that continues their remarkable recent upturn in form.

And there was a big win, too, for Drumchapel United on Saturday as they maintained their five-point lead at the top of Conference C with a 6-0 win away to Lanark.

Clydebank’s league match away to Rutherglen this Saturday kicks off at 2pm at the Hamish B. Allan Stadium.

And next Wednesday, September 29, Bankies welcome Hurlford to Holm Park with a 7.30pm kick-off.

Following their big win on Saturday, Yoker are set to travel to Hamilton Park to take on Girvan in the second round of the Junior Cup this weekend. Kick-off on Saturday is at 2.30pm.

Drumchapel will travel to Renfrew this Friday evening to face St Peter’s in the first round of the Strathclyde Demolition Cup at 7.45pm.

Meanwhile, Clydebank’s under-20s maintained their three-point lead at the top of Conference E in the Scottish Lowlands Development Football League with a 4-0 win away to their St Anthony’s counterparts on Friday night, while Drumchapel’s under-20s enjoyed a 2-1 win at home to Rossvale.

This Friday’s SLDFL fixtures see Clydebank host Maryhill, while Yoker will be travelling to Ashfield and Drumchapel are away to BSC Glasgow.