Kerr'S Three Tries Not Enough For Glasgow

Glasgow Development XV 32, Sanix 38Three tries by Rory Kerr were not enough for Glasgow's back-up team to secure victory against Sanix at Hughenden on Monday night. Jamie Joseph matched that haul for the Japanese club, and his fellow New Zealander, Reuben Parkinson, delivered the coup de grace as the tourists came back from a 12-25 deficit to snatch victory with five tries to four.It was a match contested mainly at a pace more furious than Glasgow's club contingent were used to. Yet the home team had the better of the middle half of the match, their surge to an 18-12 interval lead sparked off by Kerr's first try. The Scotland wing cashed in on a Sanix mistake well inside their own half to hack and chase to score.Damien Kelly exploded out of a maul 15 metres out to run in for Glasgow's second try just before the interval. Kerr's second try, when he ran through from a tapped penalty on his own 10-metre line, hoisted the home lead to 13 points only two minutes into the second half, but his third, from Chris Black's chipped kick to the right, was needed after two Joseph tries had pulled the home lead back to 25-24 on the hour.Glasgow, however, could not stretch their eight-point advantage. Sanix finished the stronger with tries by Joseph and Parkinson. Ryuji Koga converted both of those, as he had done from Kakogawa's try and Joseph's first.Each of Glasgow's first-half tries was in response to one by the tourists - by Takuro Mori and Masatsugu Kakogawa. Jamie Duguid converted all of Kerr's tries as well as kicking two penalty goals for 3-0 and 13-5.Despite defeat, it was a useful exercise in bringing professionals and club players together. The downside was that Roland Reid and Ben Daly were injured only five days before the start of Glasgow's Heineken Cup campaign. Daly was helped from the field shortly before the interval, and Reid, making his first appearance of the season after injury, was replaced at half-time.Reid reported on Tuesday that he had twisted his ankle and was optimistic he would be able to resume next week.Glasgow Development XV - Colin Shaw (Glasgow Hawks); Rory Kerr (Glasgow), Ian McInroy (Glasgow), Rod Seib (Aberdeen GSFP), Roland Reid (Glasgow); Jamie Duguid (Dalziel), Chris Black (Glasgow), captain; Cameron Blades (Glasgow), Ben Daly (Glasgow), Andrew Kelly (Glasgow), Scott McKechnie (Grangemouth), Damien Kelly (Ayr), Rory McKay (Glasgow), Colin Eadie (Stirling County), Richard Maxton (Glasgow Hawks). Substitutes - Michael Bartlett (Glasgow), Graham Thomson (West of Scotland), Chris Milne (Kirkcaldy), Alan Brown (Dundee HSFP), Neil Mackenzie (Glasgow Hawks), Andrew Neilson (Stirling County), Euan Murray (Glasgow Hawks), Gordon Sykes (Ayr).Tries, Kerr (3), Damien Kelly; conversions, Duguid (3); penalty goals, Duguid (2).Glasgow Development XV 32, Sanix 38Three tries by Rory Kerr were not enough for Glasgow's back-up team to secure victory against Sanix at Hughenden on Monday night. Jamie Joseph matched that haul for the Japanese club, and his fellow New Zealander, Reuben Parkinson, delivered the coup de grace as the tourists came back from a 12-25 deficit to snatch victory with five tries to four.It was a match contested mainly at a pace more furious than Glasgow's club contingent were used to. Yet the home team had the better of the middle half of the match, their surge to an 18-12 interval lead sparked off by Kerr's first try. The Scotland wing cashed in on a Sanix mistake well inside their own half to hack and chase to score.Damien Kelly exploded out of a maul 15 metres out to run in for Glasgow's second try just before the interval. Kerr's second try, when he ran through from a tapped penalty on his own 10-metre line, hoisted the home lead to 13 points only two minutes into the second half, but his third, from Chris Black's chipped kick to the right, was needed after two Joseph tries had pulled the home lead back to 25-24 on the hour.Glasgow, however, could not stretch their eight-point advantage. Sanix finished the stronger with tries by Joseph and Parkinson. Ryuji Koga converted both of those, as he had done from Kakogawa's try and Joseph's first.Each of Glasgow's first-half tries was in response to one by the tourists - by Takuro Mori and Masatsugu Kakogawa. Jamie Duguid converted all of Kerr's tries as well as kicking two penalty goals for 3-0 and 13-5.Despite defeat, it was a useful exercise in bringing professionals and club players together. The downside was that Roland Reid and Ben Daly were injured only five days before the start of Glasgow's Heineken Cup campaign. Daly was helped from the field shortly before the interval, and Reid, making his first appearance of the season after injury, was replaced at half-time.Reid reported on Tuesday that he had twisted his ankle and was optimistic he would be able to resume next week.Glasgow Development XV - Colin Shaw (Glasgow Hawks); Rory Kerr (Glasgow), Ian McInroy (Glasgow), Rod Seib (Aberdeen GSFP), Roland Reid (Glasgow); Jamie Duguid (Dalziel), Chris Black (Glasgow), captain; Cameron Blades (Glasgow), Ben Daly (Glasgow), Andrew Kelly (Glasgow), Scott McKechnie (Grangemouth), Damien Kelly (Ayr), Rory McKay (Glasgow), Colin Eadie (Stirling County), Richard Maxton (Glasgow Hawks). Substitutes - Michael Bartlett (Glasgow), Graham Thomson (West of Scotland), Chris Milne (Kirkcaldy), Alan Brown (Dundee HSFP), Neil Mackenzie (Glasgow Hawks), Andrew Neilson (Stirling County), Euan Murray (Glasgow Hawks), Gordon Sykes (Ayr).Tries, Kerr (3), Damien Kelly; conversions, Duguid (3); penalty goals, Duguid (2).