Glasgow Extinguish Dragons' Fire

GLASGOW 48, GWENT DRAGONS 20A sensational performance by Glasgow provided seven tries against Celtic League leaders Gwent Dragons. Man of the match Rory Kerr snaffled a brace with Dan Parks bagging 18 of the 48 points in a very creditable return from international duties. The opening ten minutes saw two interceptions gift a try a piece for both sides as Parks recovered from a stumble to charge fifty meters up field for the first score inside two minutes. Former Springbok Percy Montgomery was rewarded for his support of team mate and stand off Lee Jarvis with the second try of the evening from loose play six minutes later. Parks looked eager to control the game from his stand off berth but on occasion was seen to force the wide sweeping moves, allowing handling errors to creep in. However, some well placed kicks by Parks gave Glasgow the upper hand early on and the territory needed to threaten the Gwent line further. Donnie Macfadyen pounced for Glasgow's second try as Jarvis" clearance was charged down by flanker Andrew Wilson. Wilson secured the ball for his back row partner to score 23 minutes in. Parks added the extra two points. Five minutes on and Rory Kerr found himself with the ball in hand and space to stretch his legs. His chip through for scrum half Sam Pinder was inch perfect and who was there to gather Pinder's pop pass but Kerr. Montgomery edged the visitors back with a penalty before Kerr crossed the line for his second try and the bonus point. Parks" goal and positional kicking was once again vital for Glasgow. On the stroke of half time Montgomery, Gwent's sole points scorer, added a penalty to bring the score to 26-11.Six minutes into the second half Gwent were punished again as Pinder charged down another sloppy clearance. The scrum half waited patiently for the ball to bobble over the line, allowing Parks an easy shot at goal. An exchange of penalties kept the scoreboard ticking over as Glasgow appeared to relax and let errors creep in. In a final flurry Glasgow drove the knife deeper into the Dragons' side with two late scores. As the Glasgow fire was rekindled, no 8 Roland Reid found himself on the end of the best passing display of the match for a try. In the final act, Macfadyen broke from his own 22 to relieve some desperate Gwent pressure and floated the ball wide to replacement winger David Millard whose pace carried him to the corner. Glasgow coach Hugh Campbell said: "I"m absolutely delighted with the performance. Some fantastic pressure from the boys forced Gwent to make mistakes and we maximised on them. To score four tries in the first half was an excellent start and gave us something to build on. "It must have been a real effort to keep the pressure and the composure up but Glasgow looked sharp. We"ve been trying to keep the boys fresh as the season goes on and tonight we saw some fantastic individual performances and a complete team effort," he added.""Referee: Alain RollandGLASGOW: Glenn Metcalfe (captain); Rory Kerr, Graeme Morrison, Alan Bulloch, Sean Lamont; Dan Parks, Sam Pinder; Andrew Kelly, Simon Gunn, Euan Murray, Joe Beardshaw, Nathan Ross, Andrew Wilson, Roland Reid, Donnie MacfadyenReplacements: Scott Lawson, Matthew Proudfoot, Andrew Hall, Shuan Renwick, Graeme Beveridge, Calvin Howarth, David MillardGWENT DRAGONS: Sione Tuipulotu; Nathan Brew, Percy Montgomery, Andy Marinos (captain), Ben Breeze; Lee Jarvis, Gareth Baber; Rod Snow, Steve Jones, Rhys Thomas, Ross Beattie, Peter Sidoli, Shawn Van-Rensberg, Jamie Ringer, Jason ForsterReplacements: Paul Young, Adam Black, Neil Edwards, Bobby Skinstad, Rhodri Jones, Craig Warlow, Steve Winn_GLASGOW 48, GWENT DRAGONS 20A sensational performance by Glasgow provided seven tries against Celtic League leaders Gwent Dragons. Man of the match Rory Kerr snaffled a brace with Dan Parks bagging 18 of the 48 points in a very creditable return from international duties. The opening ten minutes saw two interceptions gift a try a piece for both sides as Parks recovered from a stumble to charge fifty meters up field for the first score inside two minutes. Former Springbok Percy Montgomery was rewarded for his support of team mate and stand off Lee Jarvis with the second try of the evening from loose play six minutes later. Parks looked eager to control the game from his stand off berth but on occasion was seen to force the wide sweeping moves, allowing handling errors to creep in. However, some well placed kicks by Parks gave Glasgow the upper hand early on and the territory needed to threaten the Gwent line further. Donnie Macfadyen pounced for Glasgow's second try as Jarvis" clearance was charged down by flanker Andrew Wilson. Wilson secured the ball for his back row partner to score 23 minutes in. Parks added the extra two points. Five minutes on and Rory Kerr found himself with the ball in hand and space to stretch his legs. His chip through for scrum half Sam Pinder was inch perfect and who was there to gather Pinder's pop pass but Kerr. Montgomery edged the visitors back with a penalty before Kerr crossed the line for his second try and the bonus point. Parks" goal and positional kicking was once again vital for Glasgow. On the stroke of half time Montgomery, Gwent's sole points scorer, added a penalty to bring the score to 26-11.Six minutes into the second half Gwent were punished again as Pinder charged down another sloppy clearance. The scrum half waited patiently for the ball to bobble over the line, allowing Parks an easy shot at goal. An exchange of penalties kept the scoreboard ticking over as Glasgow appeared to relax and let errors creep in. In a final flurry Glasgow drove the knife deeper into the Dragons' side with two late scores. As the Glasgow fire was rekindled, no 8 Roland Reid found himself on the end of the best passing display of the match for a try. In the final act, Macfadyen broke from his own 22 to relieve some desperate Gwent pressure and floated the ball wide to replacement winger David Millard whose pace carried him to the corner. Glasgow coach Hugh Campbell said: "I"m absolutely delighted with the performance. Some fantastic pressure from the boys forced Gwent to make mistakes and we maximised on them. To score four tries in the first half was an excellent start and gave us something to build on. "It must have been a real effort to keep the pressure and the composure up but Glasgow looked sharp. We"ve been trying to keep the boys fresh as the season goes on and tonight we saw some fantastic individual performances and a complete team effort," he added.""Referee: Alain RollandGLASGOW: Glenn Metcalfe (captain); Rory Kerr, Graeme Morrison, Alan Bulloch, Sean Lamont; Dan Parks, Sam Pinder; Andrew Kelly, Simon Gunn, Euan Murray, Joe Beardshaw, Nathan Ross, Andrew Wilson, Roland Reid, Donnie MacfadyenReplacements: Scott Lawson, Matthew Proudfoot, Andrew Hall, Shuan Renwick, Graeme Beveridge, Calvin Howarth, David MillardGWENT DRAGONS: Sione Tuipulotu; Nathan Brew, Percy Montgomery, Andy Marinos (captain), Ben Breeze; Lee Jarvis, Gareth Baber; Rod Snow, Steve Jones, Rhys Thomas, Ross Beattie, Peter Sidoli, Shawn Van-Rensberg, Jamie Ringer, Jason ForsterReplacements: Paul Young, Adam Black, Neil Edwards, Bobby Skinstad, Rhodri Jones, Craig Warlow, Steve Winn_