CLYDEBANK secured their place in the final of the Sectional League Cup with a 5-1 win over Cambuslang Rangers on Wednesday night.
Phil Johnston’s double, alongside strikes from Jordan Shelvey, Ciaran Lafferty and a debut goal from new signing Scott Miller set up a final against either Renfrew or Pollok.
Bankies boss Kieran McAnespie made four changes to side that secured a semi final spot, with Chris Dooley, Ross Forsyth, Phil Johnston and Johnny Allan all regaining a starting place.
It was the hosts who had the first real chance of the game, with Calum McRobbie forcing Bankies goalkeeper Scott Morrison into a strong stop from a free kick.
Clydebank should’ve opened the scoring after Ryan Deas released Phil Johnston down the right, with the winger crossing perfectly for Deas, but Rangers goalkeeper Ian Stewart got down well to tip the ball round the post.
Two minutes before the break, Bankies did go in front. Jordan Shelvey chased down Alan Vezza’s quick throw before knocking the ball across goal for Johnston who tapped in from close range.
But in the third minute of stoppage time in the first half, Rangers levelled. McRobbie got the better of Ross Forsyth and Andy Paterson in the air and flicked the ball on for Dale Simeon who rounded Morrison and slotted home
Ten minutes after the restart, Bankies regained the lead. Johnston took the ball past right back Kris Gebbie, who tripped Johnston inside the area and referee Craig King pointed straight to the spot. Shelvey stepped up and fired straight at Stewart, with the striker managing to slide in and score the rebound.
Midway through the second period, Clydebank extended their advantage. Picking the ball up in the middle of the park, Johnston drove from the half way line and coolly slotted the ball under Stewart for his second of the evening.
And eight minutes later, Bankies added a fourth. Deas once again fed Johnston down the right, who crossed for substitute Ciaran Lafferty who head home.
With two minutes remaining, McAnespie’s men finished in style with a fifth goal of the night. Substitute Scott Miller – signed on a development loan from Morton – grabbed a debut goal when he smashed the ball home from 10 yards.
Clydebank now turn their attention to the visit of Beith this coming Saturday. Kick off at Holm Park is 2pm