Clydebank boss Gordon Moffat dedicated his side’s shock Scottish Cup win over Clyde to the people of the town.

The Bankies moved into the fourth round and set up a tie with Annan Athletic at Holm Park in January after Saturday’s 2-0 victory over The Bully Wee.

Goals either side of the break from Jamie Darroch then Nicky Little secured the historic result for the West of Scotland Football League outfit against their League One opponents as they moved into the fourth round for the first time since 2000.

Clydebank were roared on by a sold-out Holm Park crowd but the game got off to a slow start as Moff admitted he was keen not to see his side fall behind early on, as they did against Elgin in round three.

However, just as the teams looked to be headed into the break all square, Clydebank took the lead.

Lee Gallacher’s free-kick was ricocheted around the penalty area before it dropped to Matt Niven who teed up Darroch to rifle a shot into the top corner, via the crossbar.

In the second-half, Clydebank dominated from the off and Gallacher skewed an effort just wide of the near corner and Niven had a header clawed away by Neil Parry.

Gallacher’s dead ball delivery had been a nuisance for the Clyde defence all afternoon and when Little was wiped out on the left-hand side, he had another opportunity to send in a cross.

His curling ball only needed a touch and who else would pop up but Little to put a glancing header past Parry to score his 109th goal in for the club and send Holm Park into bedlam.

The full-time whistle sparked jubilant scenes on the terraces and on the pitch as Moff’s side kept the fans dreaming of Scottish Cup glory.

The Bankies boss said afterwards he felt his side should have made the score more comfortable and hailed the outstanding second-half performance from his troops.

Speaking to the Post, he said: “I didn’t feel like I celebrated that as much as the Elgin one – I think because we were comfortable towards the end. It wasn’t like we were backs to the wall, and at Elgin we were.

“That’s testament to how good the second-half performance was, that we were comfortable seeing it out.

“The boys will tell you I am greedy and quite demanding as a manager. It’s probably our frustration that we could have killed the game earlier. It could have been three or four, but you just take going into the next round when you’re playing a team of that quality.

“I’m delighted for everybody at the club and the people of Clydebank on the terraces. It was amazing to see them.

“It was very similar to the Elgin game that the fans stayed with us. In the first 20 minutes when Clyde were on top and moving the ball well whilst we were getting to grips and find our way into the game.

“The crowd always stay with us and give us a wee bit of backing – even cheering tackles and things like that to help us.”

Both of Clydebank’s goals came from set pieces and with Gallacher providing the crosses, Moff believes there is always the possibility of scoring from them.

He added: “Against a league team set plays were going to be important, and we spend a lot of time on them, which hopefully shows in our games.”