The match between these two sides took place on the great looking new surface at New Douglas Park and in great weather conditions for both players and fans. Hamilton Accies dominated from the first whistle until the last and proved to be well worthy winners.
The first attack of the match came when the Accies Steven Boyd made a decent run from midfield, playing a nice one-two with the trialist before sending a dangerous cross low in front of the goal mouth, defender Robbie Halliday got a foot onto the ball and tried to guide over the bar. Instead it headed straight for goal but fortunately keeper Robert Hamilton managed to touch over the cross bar for a Hamilton corner.
With 21 minutes on the clock, Hamilton managed to win a questionable penalty when the keeper brought down Ryan Tierney after it looked like he had lost any goalscoring opportunity from a blocked Armstrong shot on goal. Tierney stepped up and struck the penalty kick well enough but Clydebank keeper Robert Hamilton pulled off a decent diving save.
With the next attack on the Clydebank goal, Accies took a well deserved lead when Boyd sent a corner kick beyond the far post and the unmarked Darian Mackinnon, a former Bankie, brought the ball nicely under control with his chest before hammering into the back of the net from a pretty tight angle, leaving the keeper with no chance to react in time, 1-0.
Thirty-seven minutes had passed when Hamilton added to their goal tally, Armstrong made a beautiful 30-yard pass from halfway, Tierney read the flight of the ball and timed his run perfectly and lobbed over the goalkeeper from 20 yards with his first touch, 2-0.