Glasgow Downed In Dragons' Den

Gwent Dragons 27, Glasgow 5So it goes on. Win, lose, win, lose, win, lose. Glasgow have been consistent in their inconsistency.Once again defeat followed victory when Glasgow were down by Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade, Newport, this afternoon in a Celtic League match that rarely raised the temperature on either side. From the peak of Celtic Cup success against Munster the Glasgow path plummeted yet again into a trough.Fortunately, two of Glasgow's three wins have been in the cup competition. Their season still thrives on that route. But their league campaign has so far been marked by only one victory against three defeats.Today's game had ominous portents. Glasgow lost their first throw-in and their first scrummage put-in. But worries were initially discounted, thanks to Sean Lamont.First, the bright blond head was seen flying up the far touchline, sent on his way by Daniel Parks. Then Lamont went in for a try off Paul Dearlove's inside flip-pass on the blind side of a ruck that Graeme Morrison had set up deep in the home 22.Glasgow, however, could not fit the pieces together again as well as that. The scrummage creaked throughout, their lineout was not secure enough, the backs" passing was laboured, and too often hard-won ground was lost in turnovers. Their defensive game, though, held up apart from conceding two tries, one with the last play of the match.Yet Dragons led only 9-5 at half-time despite the advantage of a stiff breeze blowing in off the Severn. Two penalty goals by Craig Warlow eased them ahead midway in the first half, and Glasgow had the chance to regain the lead after yet another incision by Lamont, this time the left wing exploring options on his "wrong" flank. But Parks could not find the way into the wind.Warlow hit another penalty goal when Matthew Proudfoot was sin-binned for killing tackle possession. Yet apart from that score Glasgow survived the prop's absence, and once they were back to full strength, with Euan Murray remaining at loose head for Proudfoot, Parks tried two more penalties - one from just inside his own half, the other from 38 metres. Both kicks had the length, though not quite the direction.Warlow responded with his fourth penalty goal, and after 57 minutes Glasgow's defence cracked for the first time after Stuart Moffat had denied Ben Breeze in the left corner. The subsequent Glasgow scrum wheeled into disarray, and Jason Forster exploited to score in the corner.Warlow missed the conversion, added a penalty in 73 minutes, and kicked his sixth goal after replacement prop Rhys Thomas had dived in for Dragons" second try four minutes into added time.Gwent Dragons - Brett Davey; Nathan Brew, Andy Marinos (captain), Steve Winn, Ben Breeze; Craig Warlow, Gareth Baber; Adam Black, Steve Jones, Chris Anthony, Ian Gough, Peter Sidoli, Rhys Oakley, Shawn van Rensburg, Jason Forster. Substitutes - Jamie Ringer for van Rensburg (46 minutes), Paul Young for Jones (59), Gerald Arasa for Davey (74), Luke Charteris for Gough (74), Rhys Thomas for Black (75).Tries, Forster, Thomas; conversion, Warlow; penalty goals, Warlow (5).Glasgow - Stuart Moffat; Jon Steel, Graeme Morrison, Alan Bulloch, Sean Lamont; Daniel Parks, Kenny Sinclair; Matthew Proudfoot, Simon Gunn, Lee Harrison, Nathan Ross, Joe Beardshaw, Cameron Mather (captain), Paul Dearlove, Donnie Macfadyen. Substitutes - Euan Murray for Macfadyen (35), Macfadyen for Proudfoot (43), Scott Lawson for Gunn (50-63), Andy Hall for Ross (54), Roland Reid for Macfadyen (57), Mark McMillan for Sinclair (67), Calvin Howarth for Morrison (76).Try, Lamont.Referee - Simon McDowell (Ireland).Gwent Dragons 27, Glasgow 5So it goes on. Win, lose, win, lose, win, lose. Glasgow have been consistent in their inconsistency.Once again defeat followed victory when Glasgow were down by Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade, Newport, this afternoon in a Celtic League match that rarely raised the temperature on either side. From the peak of Celtic Cup success against Munster the Glasgow path plummeted yet again into a trough.Fortunately, two of Glasgow's three wins have been in the cup competition. Their season still thrives on that route. But their league campaign has so far been marked by only one victory against three defeats.Today's game had ominous portents. Glasgow lost their first throw-in and their first scrummage put-in. But worries were initially discounted, thanks to Sean Lamont.First, the bright blond head was seen flying up the far touchline, sent on his way by Daniel Parks. Then Lamont went in for a try off Paul Dearlove's inside flip-pass on the blind side of a ruck that Graeme Morrison had set up deep in the home 22.Glasgow, however, could not fit the pieces together again as well as that. The scrummage creaked throughout, their lineout was not secure enough, the backs" passing was laboured, and too often hard-won ground was lost in turnovers. Their defensive game, though, held up apart from conceding two tries, one with the last play of the match.Yet Dragons led only 9-5 at half-time despite the advantage of a stiff breeze blowing in off the Severn. Two penalty goals by Craig Warlow eased them ahead midway in the first half, and Glasgow had the chance to regain the lead after yet another incision by Lamont, this time the left wing exploring options on his "wrong" flank. But Parks could not find the way into the wind.Warlow hit another penalty goal when Matthew Proudfoot was sin-binned for killing tackle possession. Yet apart from that score Glasgow survived the prop's absence, and once they were back to full strength, with Euan Murray remaining at loose head for Proudfoot, Parks tried two more penalties - one from just inside his own half, the other from 38 metres. Both kicks had the length, though not quite the direction.Warlow responded with his fourth penalty goal, and after 57 minutes Glasgow's defence cracked for the first time after Stuart Moffat had denied Ben Breeze in the left corner. The subsequent Glasgow scrum wheeled into disarray, and Jason Forster exploited to score in the corner.Warlow missed the conversion, added a penalty in 73 minutes, and kicked his sixth goal after replacement prop Rhys Thomas had dived in for Dragons" second try four minutes into added time.Gwent Dragons - Brett Davey; Nathan Brew, Andy Marinos (captain), Steve Winn, Ben Breeze; Craig Warlow, Gareth Baber; Adam Black, Steve Jones, Chris Anthony, Ian Gough, Peter Sidoli, Rhys Oakley, Shawn van Rensburg, Jason Forster. Substitutes - Jamie Ringer for van Rensburg (46 minutes), Paul Young for Jones (59), Gerald Arasa for Davey (74), Luke Charteris for Gough (74), Rhys Thomas for Black (75).Tries, Forster, Thomas; conversion, Warlow; penalty goals, Warlow (5).Glasgow - Stuart Moffat; Jon Steel, Graeme Morrison, Alan Bulloch, Sean Lamont; Daniel Parks, Kenny Sinclair; Matthew Proudfoot, Simon Gunn, Lee Harrison, Nathan Ross, Joe Beardshaw, Cameron Mather (captain), Paul Dearlove, Donnie Macfadyen. Substitutes - Euan Murray for Macfadyen (35), Macfadyen for Proudfoot (43), Scott Lawson for Gunn (50-63), Andy Hall for Ross (54), Roland Reid for Macfadyen (57), Mark McMillan for Sinclair (67), Calvin Howarth for Morrison (76).Try, Lamont.Referee - Simon McDowell (Ireland).