Glasgow'S Third Successive Defeat

Celtic Warriors 29, Glasgow 23Glasgow lost this evening, their third defeat in successive Celtic League games. But even in going down against Celtic Warriors at Brewery Field, Bridgend, Glasgow turned on a more positive performance than they had done in losing at home to Leinster Lions a week ago.It was, too, a game in which Glasgow had two memorable scores. Sam Pinder scored a try after less than two minutes" play, the product of a move of simple, precise timing, and Andy Hall dropped a goal from about 30 metres in the first minute of the second half, cutting Warriors back to 17-13.Yes, that's right! A lock forward kicked a drop goal!! What was he doing in a space for such a score? No matter, he was there - he did it - and it counted. But Neil Jenkins then more than countered it with three of his five penalty goals.Those five goals by the former Wales stand-off were essentially the difference between the teams in scoring terms. The try-count was two each, and Glasgow picked up their first bonus point of the season.Even that, though, could not save them from being last in the table. They are now a point behind The Borders, who beat Ospreys at Netherdale this evening.Pinder's early try was born off lineout ball, with David Millard intruding off the blind-side wing to slice through from Alan Bulloch's inside pass. The scrum half was up to finish off from the wing's feed, and Calvin Howarth added the conversion. That was 7-0 to Glasgow after less than 100 seconds.Jenkins replied with his first penalty goal after six minutes, and the home stand-off's penalty into the left corner 10 minutes later allowed Warriors to take the lead. Deiniol Jones secured the throw-in, and Chris Horsman scored in the drive-over.Jenkins converted, but almost immediately Howarth equalised with a penalty goal. That sparked more than 10 minutes of almost constant Glasgow pressure.Suddenly, however, the siege was lifted by Paul John's quick throw-in that sent Gareth Wyatt away on a run of 60 metres for a try. Glasgow were caught napping, seeming to be bemused that the throw-in was allowed. It certainly did not appear to fulfil the two criteria for a quick throw-in to be permissible - the same ball has to be used, and it has to be thrown in by the player who gathered it in touch. To add insult to injury, Jenkins kicked the goal.That was 17-10 to Warriors at half-time, though Pinder had the chance to counter in a break-out from his own goal-line immediately before the interval. The thrust, though, was stifled at halfway.Hall's drop goal cut the home lead to four points, but Jenkins stretched the margin to 26-13 after 56 minutes with three penalty goals.That was how it stayed for quarter of an hour before Rory Kerr ignited the fuse for Glasgow with a couple of surging runs. The first found the ever-busy Scott Lawson in support - the second sent Bulloch through for Glasgow's second try. Dan Parks added the goal points, and again Glasgow were less than a major score behind.Jenkins soon struck again, with his fifth penalty goal, though an injury-time penalty goal by Parks cut the final scoreline to a bonus-point margin.Defeat left Glasgow in an incongruous situation. They are on the league table's bottom rung, but in the Celtic Cup they have done what has been needed that in a week's time they will take on the championship leaders in a semi-final at Hughenden.Celtic Warriors - Emyr Lewis; Gareth Wyatt, Shaun James, Leigh Thomas, Aisea Havili; Neil Jenkins, Paul John; Phil Booth, Matt Rees, Chris Horsman, Deiniol Jones, Nathan Budgett, Mark Lewis, Richard Parks, Cory Harris. Substitute - Maama Molitika for Lewis (45 minutes).Tries, Horsman, Wyatt; conversions, Jenkins (2); penalty goals, Jenkins (5). Glasgow - Rory Kerr; David Millard, Gareth Maclure, Alan Bulloch, Sean Lamont; Calvin Howarth, Sam Pinder; Euan Murray, Scott Lawson, Lee Harrison, Andrew Hall, Nathan Ross, Andrew Wilson, Paul Dearlove (captain), Donnie Macfadyen. Substitutes - Joe Beardshaw for Ross (51), Dan Parks for Howarth (64), Rory McKay for Wilson (65), Chris Birchall for Harrison (68).Tries, Pinder, Bulloch; conversions, Howarth, Parks; penalty goals, Howarth, Parks; drop goal, Hall.Referee - Tony Redmond (Ireland).Celtic Warriors 29, Glasgow 23Glasgow lost this evening, their third defeat in successive Celtic League games. But even in going down against Celtic Warriors at Brewery Field, Bridgend, Glasgow turned on a more positive performance than they had done in losing at home to Leinster Lions a week ago.It was, too, a game in which Glasgow had two memorable scores. Sam Pinder scored a try after less than two minutes" play, the product of a move of simple, precise timing, and Andy Hall dropped a goal from about 30 metres in the first minute of the second half, cutting Warriors back to 17-13.Yes, that's right! A lock forward kicked a drop goal!! What was he doing in a space for such a score? No matter, he was there - he did it - and it counted. But Neil Jenkins then more than countered it with three of his five penalty goals.Those five goals by the former Wales stand-off were essentially the difference between the teams in scoring terms. The try-count was two each, and Glasgow picked up their first bonus point of the season.Even that, though, could not save them from being last in the table. They are now a point behind The Borders, who beat Ospreys at Netherdale this evening.Pinder's early try was born off lineout ball, with David Millard intruding off the blind-side wing to slice through from Alan Bulloch's inside pass. The scrum half was up to finish off from the wing's feed, and Calvin Howarth added the conversion. That was 7-0 to Glasgow after less than 100 seconds.Jenkins replied with his first penalty goal after six minutes, and the home stand-off's penalty into the left corner 10 minutes later allowed Warriors to take the lead. Deiniol Jones secured the throw-in, and Chris Horsman scored in the drive-over.Jenkins converted, but almost immediately Howarth equalised with a penalty goal. That sparked more than 10 minutes of almost constant Glasgow pressure.Suddenly, however, the siege was lifted by Paul John's quick throw-in that sent Gareth Wyatt away on a run of 60 metres for a try. Glasgow were caught napping, seeming to be bemused that the throw-in was allowed. It certainly did not appear to fulfil the two criteria for a quick throw-in to be permissible - the same ball has to be used, and it has to be thrown in by the player who gathered it in touch. To add insult to injury, Jenkins kicked the goal.That was 17-10 to Warriors at half-time, though Pinder had the chance to counter in a break-out from his own goal-line immediately before the interval. The thrust, though, was stifled at halfway.Hall's drop goal cut the home lead to four points, but Jenkins stretched the margin to 26-13 after 56 minutes with three penalty goals.That was how it stayed for quarter of an hour before Rory Kerr ignited the fuse for Glasgow with a couple of surging runs. The first found the ever-busy Scott Lawson in support - the second sent Bulloch through for Glasgow's second try. Dan Parks added the goal points, and again Glasgow were less than a major score behind.Jenkins soon struck again, with his fifth penalty goal, though an injury-time penalty goal by Parks cut the final scoreline to a bonus-point margin.Defeat left Glasgow in an incongruous situation. They are on the league table's bottom rung, but in the Celtic Cup they have done what has been needed that in a week's time they will take on the championship leaders in a semi-final at Hughenden.Celtic Warriors - Emyr Lewis; Gareth Wyatt, Shaun James, Leigh Thomas, Aisea Havili; Neil Jenkins, Paul John; Phil Booth, Matt Rees, Chris Horsman, Deiniol Jones, Nathan Budgett, Mark Lewis, Richard Parks, Cory Harris. Substitute - Maama Molitika for Lewis (45 minutes).Tries, Horsman, Wyatt; conversions, Jenkins (2); penalty goals, Jenkins (5). Glasgow - Rory Kerr; David Millard, Gareth Maclure, Alan Bulloch, Sean Lamont; Calvin Howarth, Sam Pinder; Euan Murray, Scott Lawson, Lee Harrison, Andrew Hall, Nathan Ross, Andrew Wilson, Paul Dearlove (captain), Donnie Macfadyen. Substitutes - Joe Beardshaw for Ross (51), Dan Parks for Howarth (64), Rory McKay for Wilson (65), Chris Birchall for Harrison (68).Tries, Pinder, Bulloch; conversions, Howarth, Parks; penalty goals, Howarth, Parks; drop goal, Hall.Referee - Tony Redmond (Ireland).