Glasgow Deliver Eight Try Salvo

Glasgow 58 Ebbw Vale 22Glasgow recorded their third consecutive Celtic League victory with a convincing dismissal of Ebbw Vale at Hughenden on Tuesday night.Watched by Scotland coach Ian McGeechan, Glasgow were much heartened by the form of full-back Glenn Metcalfe, whose blistering intrusions into an eager home back division had the visitors toiling._Much of Metcalfe's precise passing was a joy - both to his colleagues and spectators.It was also a considerable boon to have the combtive Graeme Beveridge back at scrum-half._Sidelined for nine months with an ankle injury, Beveridge reminded all and sundry that he is without equal in his appetite for tackling chores at close-range.Mindful that his charges now face Llanelli at Hughenen on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm), coach Richie Dixon made a spate of second-half substitutions._Even the new deployment, however, did not slip on the entertainment count, Glasgow adding three second-half tries to their five from the first-half.Dixon said: "Overall, I was pleased with the team performance, although I was disappointed that we lost three tries._We should have been more ruthless but, given that we made some changes to save players for Friday night, I can't complain too much."Glasgow got off to a cracking start, Tommy Hayes - who was to finish with a haul of 21 points - landing a sixth minute offside penalty, as prelude to Glasgow's first try four minutes later.Metcalfe was the instigator off a decent rumble from the forwards and James McLaren rounded things off with some aplomb. Hayes was the next to benefit from Metcalfe's largesse after slick work by Andy Henderson for a try which the stand-off converted before popping over his second penalty for an 18-0 lead after 20 minutes.Fittingly, Metcalfe was next on the scoresheet from a thrilling exchange of passes with Rory Kerr off Jason White's lineout win._Hayes converted and although Scott Mitchell landed Ebbw Vale's first points with a 28th minute penalty Glasgow continued to was strong.The forwards demonstrated rare skill in the next try._Jon Petrie made the hard yards, Gordon Simpson blasted on and Lee Harrison, complete with genuine sidestep, paved the way for Gareth Flockhart to cross._Hayes converted as he did when Rory Kerr skipped in from a 50 metre interception for a 39-3 half-time lead.The visitors had the first word at the restart, Mitchell capitalising on Kati Tuipulotu's charge for their opening try which he also goaled.Two tries in as many minutes midway through the half, however, confirmed that Glasgow were not resting on laurels, Henderson and Beveridge doing the scoring honours with Hayes adding the goal points to the centre's touchdown.McLaren's second try, when he bruised past would-be challengers on a glorious right wing dart for Barry Irving to convert, completed a good day at the office for the hosts and late tries for David Weatherly and Mitchell again - the stand-off adding one conversion - were only of academic interest.Glasgow: Glenn Metcalfe; James McLaren, Andy Henderson, Jon Stuart, Rory Kerr; Tommy Hayes, Graeme Beveridge; David Hilton, Gordon Bulloch (Captain), Lee Harrison, Andrew Hall, Jason White, Gordon Simpson, Jon Petrie, Gareth Flockhart.Subs: Barry Irving for Hayes (57 mins), Gavin Scott for Bulloch and Cameron Blades for Harrison (both 60 mins), Colin Stewart for White (68 mins), James Craig for Kerr and Chris Black for Beveridge (both 74 mins). Glasgow 58 Ebbw Vale 22Glasgow recorded their third consecutive Celtic League victory with a convincing dismissal of Ebbw Vale at Hughenden on Tuesday night.Watched by Scotland coach Ian McGeechan, Glasgow were much heartened by the form of full-back Glenn Metcalfe, whose blistering intrusions into an eager home back division had the visitors toiling._Much of Metcalfe's precise passing was a joy - both to his colleagues and spectators.It was also a considerable boon to have the combtive Graeme Beveridge back at scrum-half._Sidelined for nine months with an ankle injury, Beveridge reminded all and sundry that he is without equal in his appetite for tackling chores at close-range.Mindful that his charges now face Llanelli at Hughenen on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm), coach Richie Dixon made a spate of second-half substitutions._Even the new deployment, however, did not slip on the entertainment count, Glasgow adding three second-half tries to their five from the first-half.Dixon said: "Overall, I was pleased with the team performance, although I was disappointed that we lost three tries._We should have been more ruthless but, given that we made some changes to save players for Friday night, I can't complain too much."Glasgow got off to a cracking start, Tommy Hayes - who was to finish with a haul of 21 points - landing a sixth minute offside penalty, as prelude to Glasgow's first try four minutes later.Metcalfe was the instigator off a decent rumble from the forwards and James McLaren rounded things off with some aplomb. Hayes was the next to benefit from Metcalfe's largesse after slick work by Andy Henderson for a try which the stand-off converted before popping over his second penalty for an 18-0 lead after 20 minutes.Fittingly, Metcalfe was next on the scoresheet from a thrilling exchange of passes with Rory Kerr off Jason White's lineout win._Hayes converted and although Scott Mitchell landed Ebbw Vale's first points with a 28th minute penalty Glasgow continued to was strong.The forwards demonstrated rare skill in the next try._Jon Petrie made the hard yards, Gordon Simpson blasted on and Lee Harrison, complete with genuine sidestep, paved the way for Gareth Flockhart to cross._Hayes converted as he did when Rory Kerr skipped in from a 50 metre interception for a 39-3 half-time lead.The visitors had the first word at the restart, Mitchell capitalising on Kati Tuipulotu's charge for their opening try which he also goaled.Two tries in as many minutes midway through the half, however, confirmed that Glasgow were not resting on laurels, Henderson and Beveridge doing the scoring honours with Hayes adding the goal points to the centre's touchdown.McLaren's second try, when he bruised past would-be challengers on a glorious right wing dart for Barry Irving to convert, completed a good day at the office for the hosts and late tries for David Weatherly and Mitchell again - the stand-off adding one conversion - were only of academic interest.Glasgow: Glenn Metcalfe; James McLaren, Andy Henderson, Jon Stuart, Rory Kerr; Tommy Hayes, Graeme Beveridge; David Hilton, Gordon Bulloch (Captain), Lee Harrison, Andrew Hall, Jason White, Gordon Simpson, Jon Petrie, Gareth Flockhart.Subs: Barry Irving for Hayes (57 mins), Gavin Scott for Bulloch and Cameron Blades for Harrison (both 60 mins), Colin Stewart for White (68 mins), James Craig for Kerr and Chris Black for Beveridge (both 74 mins).