Glasgow Beaten At Gloucester

Gloucester 28, Glasgow 12Glasgow lost their practice match against Gloucester at Kingsholm this evening. Yet a lot of benefits could be gleaned from the contest.A try count of 3-2 in Gloucester's favour was at least as good as Glasgow could have expected with a much revamped squad. Even better on a warm night suited to such as tennis, the margin was three sets to one - 8-0, 3-7, 10-0, 7-5. The match was played in four quarters of 20 minutes each, and the teams would have been level on both measures but for a Gloucester try in injury time.Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's new coach, was far from unhappy with the result. "Playing one of the top club teams in the world it was not disappointing to lose by three tries to two," he remarked.Campbell was also pleased with the way Glasgow absorbed pressure. 'the defence was outstanding," he commented. That was especially so in the third quarter."We didn't have enough possession," the coach remarked. "But when we did have it we were dangerous."Glasgow's lineout did not function well, a weakness that will be addressed before their next warm-up match, the Hughenden game against Newcastle Falcons on Friday 22 August. However, the Glasgow scrummaging was strong and secure regardless of what front-row permutations were being utilised, and even from limited opportunities newcomers such as Paul Dearlove, Sean Lamont, and Gareth Maclure impressed with ball in hand.Colin Shaw, the full back borrowed from Glasgow Hawks for the evening, scored the visitors" first try just as the second quarter was drawing to a close. The Scotland under-21 cap made the best of little space 30 metres out, twice stepping past opponents before accelerating away to score. Calvin Howarth added the conversion, hauling Gloucester back to 11-7 at half time.Another of Glasgow's 10 debutants, Graeme Morrison, the under-21 cap recruited to the professional ranks this summer, had the other try, latching on to Maclure's chipped kick into the left corner just before the end of regulation 80 minutes. Yet time was still left for Will Matthews to slice through for Gloucester's third try, Rory Teague converting.A Jon Goodridge try tight in the right corner and a Henry Paul penalty goal gave Gloucester the lead at the end of the first quarter. Paul added another penalty goal seven minutes into the second quarter, but Glasgow replied with telling thrusts by Dearlove and Maclure setting the trend before Shaw's try.Dearlove and Lamont were sin-binned in the third quarter. Yet Glasgow's line was secure until the last seconds of those 20 minutes, when Jack Boer, Gloucester's captain, was driven over off lineout ball. Paul converted, adding to his second penalty goal six minutes earlier. Morrison's try looked like giving Glasgow the final 'set" until the midfield defence was punctured for the first time.Glasgow squad - Alan Bulloch, Calvin Howarth, Sean Lamont, Gareth Maclure, Mark McMillan, David Millard, Stuart Moffat, Graeme Morrison, Joe Naufahu, Colin Shaw, Kenny Sinclair, Jon Steel, Joe Beardshaw, Alan Brown, Paul Dearlove, Simon Gunn, Andrew Hall, Andrew Kelly, Scott Lawson, Donnie Macfadyen, Cameron Mather, Rory McKay, Eric Milligan, Euan Murray, Matt Proudfoot, Roland Reid, Nathan Ross, Andrew Wilson.Gloucester 28, Glasgow 12Glasgow lost their practice match against Gloucester at Kingsholm this evening. Yet a lot of benefits could be gleaned from the contest.A try count of 3-2 in Gloucester's favour was at least as good as Glasgow could have expected with a much revamped squad. Even better on a warm night suited to such as tennis, the margin was three sets to one - 8-0, 3-7, 10-0, 7-5. The match was played in four quarters of 20 minutes each, and the teams would have been level on both measures but for a Gloucester try in injury time.Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's new coach, was far from unhappy with the result. "Playing one of the top club teams in the world it was not disappointing to lose by three tries to two," he remarked.Campbell was also pleased with the way Glasgow absorbed pressure. 'the defence was outstanding," he commented. That was especially so in the third quarter."We didn't have enough possession," the coach remarked. "But when we did have it we were dangerous."Glasgow's lineout did not function well, a weakness that will be addressed before their next warm-up match, the Hughenden game against Newcastle Falcons on Friday 22 August. However, the Glasgow scrummaging was strong and secure regardless of what front-row permutations were being utilised, and even from limited opportunities newcomers such as Paul Dearlove, Sean Lamont, and Gareth Maclure impressed with ball in hand.Colin Shaw, the full back borrowed from Glasgow Hawks for the evening, scored the visitors" first try just as the second quarter was drawing to a close. The Scotland under-21 cap made the best of little space 30 metres out, twice stepping past opponents before accelerating away to score. Calvin Howarth added the conversion, hauling Gloucester back to 11-7 at half time.Another of Glasgow's 10 debutants, Graeme Morrison, the under-21 cap recruited to the professional ranks this summer, had the other try, latching on to Maclure's chipped kick into the left corner just before the end of regulation 80 minutes. Yet time was still left for Will Matthews to slice through for Gloucester's third try, Rory Teague converting.A Jon Goodridge try tight in the right corner and a Henry Paul penalty goal gave Gloucester the lead at the end of the first quarter. Paul added another penalty goal seven minutes into the second quarter, but Glasgow replied with telling thrusts by Dearlove and Maclure setting the trend before Shaw's try.Dearlove and Lamont were sin-binned in the third quarter. Yet Glasgow's line was secure until the last seconds of those 20 minutes, when Jack Boer, Gloucester's captain, was driven over off lineout ball. Paul converted, adding to his second penalty goal six minutes earlier. Morrison's try looked like giving Glasgow the final 'set" until the midfield defence was punctured for the first time.Glasgow squad - Alan Bulloch, Calvin Howarth, Sean Lamont, Gareth Maclure, Mark McMillan, David Millard, Stuart Moffat, Graeme Morrison, Joe Naufahu, Colin Shaw, Kenny Sinclair, Jon Steel, Joe Beardshaw, Alan Brown, Paul Dearlove, Simon Gunn, Andrew Hall, Andrew Kelly, Scott Lawson, Donnie Macfadyen, Cameron Mather, Rory McKay, Eric Milligan, Euan Murray, Matt Proudfoot, Roland Reid, Nathan Ross, Andrew Wilson.