Clydebank were victorious in their last pre-season fixture against Hyndland on Saturday, winning 22-0 at their temporary home at John Brown’s Park.

The visitors were missing some of their regular front row, so the game was unusual in having uncontested scrum from the very start.

Hyndland won the toss and started with the wind at their backs, a marked advantage on a wet and blustery day.

And with this advantage Hyndland started much the better, with the conditions allowing them extended periods of pressure.

But Clydebank’s marshalled defence and strong tackling, coupled with handling errors and some poor decision making by the visitors conspired to thwart Hyndland’s attack.

The Bank also toiled to produce any attacking chances of note in the wet and windy conditions, so half-time arrived with the game still scoreless.

After the break, the home side now had the wind at their backs and were on the attack.

They scored their first try via Joe Moore, the stand-in number eight broke though from short range to cross the line, with the conversion being missed.

Hyndland were not out of the game yet, and although playing into to a strong wind were able to press Clydebank with a few sustained periods of pressure, but the home side held strong.

But the hosts scored the next try, after several attacking lineouts, Jack Kirkwood touched down from the back of the maul to go 12-0 up after Logan Cope converted his score.

From the restart was the highlight and the game, the ball was collected by Connor Sloss inside his own 10m line, which he then followed with a lung bursting 60m run to the line for try number three.

Clydebank used their bench to good effect, punishing Hyndland’s tired legs with the game’s final score with Connor Sloss being in support to receive the ball and once more dot down this time in the corner for his second try of the match, no extras were added. Clydebank’s next game is away to Loch Lomond on Saturday.