Three Tries By Andrew Wilson

Scotland Under-21 14, Glasgow Back-up XV 34Four second-half tries, three of them by Andrew Wilson, lifted Glasgow's back-up XV to victory after Scotland Under-21 had led by 14-0 after only four minutes on a chilly, windy afternoon today at Hallhill, Dunbar.Jon Petrie scored the first of Glasgow's revival tries after 14 minutes. More significantly, he played throughout the match only 11 days after he had seemed to be ruled out of contention for Scotland's Six Nations Championship because of a damaged thumb. The injury, however, was not so serious as first feared, as the international forward proved today.For Glasgow's opponents the game was their last in preparation for the under-21 championship, beginning with a game against the Irish at Mayfield, Dundee, a week on Saturday. Despite the defeat it was a more than usual work-out against a team that started off with no fewer than 12 contracted players in the line-up.Initially, though, that did not dismay the youngsters. After less then two minutes, with the under-21s exploiting Andrew Henderson's blocked kick, Andrew Turnbull sent Chris Cusiter over, and the scrum half then provided the pass that put Allister Hogg in. Phil Godman converted both tries, but Glasgow pulled their game together, their recovery beginning when Chris Black's tapped penalty let Petrie in.Then followed a bizarre incident when two of Glasgow Hawks" props, Gordon Macfadyen and John Malakoty, playing against each other, were sin-binned. Their scrummaging, it seemed, did not meet with referee Malcolm Changleng's approval.Before half-time forceful work on the left by Gordon Simpson and Roland Reid laid the ground for Michael Bartlett to score on the other flank. With Barry Irving failing with both conversions, Glasgow reached the interval four points adrift, and it was only approaching the hour that they went ahead for the first time with Simpson and Damien Kelly breaking out on the right from deep in their own half for Wilson's initial try.Loose lineout ball from the youngsters let Wilson in for his second after 69 minutes. Irving converted that try, as he had done the first.Two more Glasgow tries followed in the last seven minutes. Roland Reid's surge to the line let Ian McInroy score, and Wilson finished in added time from Tommy Hayes's deep break.Glasgow" XV - Rory Kerr; Michael Bartlett, Alan Bulloch, Andrew Henderson, Roland Reid; Barry Irving, Chris Black; Gordon Macfadyen (Glasgow Hawks), Ben Daly, Andrew Kelly, Justin Reid (Glasgow Hutchesons" Aloysians), Nathan Ross, Jon Petrie, Paul Burke (Ayr), Gordon Simpson. Replacements used - Stephen MacKinnon (Glasgow Hutchesons" Aloysians), Gavin Mories (Glasgow Hawks), Stuart Male (Glasgow Hawks), Cameron Blades, Andrew Wilson, Tommy Hayes, Ian McInroy.Scotland Under-21 - Alistair Warnock (Boroughmuir and Scottish Institute of Sport); Andrew Turnbull (Watsonians), Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Hawks), Tom Philip (Edinburgh Rugby and Scottish Institute of Sport), Colin Shaw (Glasgow Hawks); Philip Godman (Newcastle Falcons and Scottish Institute of Sport), Chris Cusiter (Boroughmuir and Scottish Institute of Sport); Alasdair Dickinson (Dundee HSFP and Scottish Institute of Sport), Fergus Thomson (West of Scotland and Scottish Institute of Sport), John Malakoty (Glasgow Hawks), Alasdair Strokosch (Boroughmuir and Scottish Institute of Sport), Mark Rennie (Newcastle Falcons), Steve Swindall (Glasgow Hawks), Allister Hogg (Edinburgh Rugby and Scottish Institute of Sport) captain, David Callam (Hawick and Scottish Institute of Sport). Replacements used - James Henry (Leicester Tigers), Kelly Brown (Melrose and Scottish Institute of Sport), Andrew Miller (Gala), Mark McMillan (Stirling County and Scottish Institute of Sport), Jonathan Rimmer (Pontypridd), Iain Berthinussen (Gala).Referee - Malcolm Changleng (Borders).Scotland Under-21 14, Glasgow Back-up XV 34Four second-half tries, three of them by Andrew Wilson, lifted Glasgow's back-up XV to victory after Scotland Under-21 had led by 14-0 after only four minutes on a chilly, windy afternoon today at Hallhill, Dunbar.Jon Petrie scored the first of Glasgow's revival tries after 14 minutes. More significantly, he played throughout the match only 11 days after he had seemed to be ruled out of contention for Scotland's Six Nations Championship because of a damaged thumb. The injury, however, was not so serious as first feared, as the international forward proved today.For Glasgow's opponents the game was their last in preparation for the under-21 championship, beginning with a game against the Irish at Mayfield, Dundee, a week on Saturday. Despite the defeat it was a more than usual work-out against a team that started off with no fewer than 12 contracted players in the line-up.Initially, though, that did not dismay the youngsters. After less then two minutes, with the under-21s exploiting Andrew Henderson's blocked kick, Andrew Turnbull sent Chris Cusiter over, and the scrum half then provided the pass that put Allister Hogg in. Phil Godman converted both tries, but Glasgow pulled their game together, their recovery beginning when Chris Black's tapped penalty let Petrie in.Then followed a bizarre incident when two of Glasgow Hawks" props, Gordon Macfadyen and John Malakoty, playing against each other, were sin-binned. Their scrummaging, it seemed, did not meet with referee Malcolm Changleng's approval.Before half-time forceful work on the left by Gordon Simpson and Roland Reid laid the ground for Michael Bartlett to score on the other flank. With Barry Irving failing with both conversions, Glasgow reached the interval four points adrift, and it was only approaching the hour that they went ahead for the first time with Simpson and Damien Kelly breaking out on the right from deep in their own half for Wilson's initial try.Loose lineout ball from the youngsters let Wilson in for his second after 69 minutes. Irving converted that try, as he had done the first.Two more Glasgow tries followed in the last seven minutes. Roland Reid's surge to the line let Ian McInroy score, and Wilson finished in added time from Tommy Hayes's deep break.Glasgow" XV - Rory Kerr; Michael Bartlett, Alan Bulloch, Andrew Henderson, Roland Reid; Barry Irving, Chris Black; Gordon Macfadyen (Glasgow Hawks), Ben Daly, Andrew Kelly, Justin Reid (Glasgow Hutchesons" Aloysians), Nathan Ross, Jon Petrie, Paul Burke (Ayr), Gordon Simpson. Replacements used - Stephen MacKinnon (Glasgow Hutchesons" Aloysians), Gavin Mories (Glasgow Hawks), Stuart Male (Glasgow Hawks), Cameron Blades, Andrew Wilson, Tommy Hayes, Ian McInroy.Scotland Under-21 - Alistair Warnock (Boroughmuir and Scottish Institute of Sport); Andrew Turnbull (Watsonians), Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Hawks), Tom Philip (Edinburgh Rugby and Scottish Institute of Sport), Colin Shaw (Glasgow Hawks); Philip Godman (Newcastle Falcons and Scottish Institute of Sport), Chris Cusiter (Boroughmuir and Scottish Institute of Sport); Alasdair Dickinson (Dundee HSFP and Scottish Institute of Sport), Fergus Thomson (West of Scotland and Scottish Institute of Sport), John Malakoty (Glasgow Hawks), Alasdair Strokosch (Boroughmuir and Scottish Institute of Sport), Mark Rennie (Newcastle Falcons), Steve Swindall (Glasgow Hawks), Allister Hogg (Edinburgh Rugby and Scottish Institute of Sport) captain, David Callam (Hawick and Scottish Institute of Sport). Replacements used - James Henry (Leicester Tigers), Kelly Brown (Melrose and Scottish Institute of Sport), Andrew Miller (Gala), Mark McMillan (Stirling County and Scottish Institute of Sport), Jonathan Rimmer (Pontypridd), Iain Berthinussen (Gala).Referee - Malcolm Changleng (Borders).