Glasgow Boys Win With Second-Half Surge

Glasgow u20 29, Caledonia u20 3After a scoreless first half at Murrayfield this evening Glasgow drew away to a comfortable victory in the district under-20 championship match against Caledonia. To win with a 4-0 try-count was a satisfying result for the defending champions.Glasgow now go on to play Edinburgh in the championship final back at Murrayfield on Sunday (kick-off 2.00pm). Edinburgh beat the Borders 26-3 in the opening match of this evening's double-header, also by four tries to nil.Glasgow's security ensured that Caledonia rarely ventured across halfway, though Matt Coupar was a threat whenever he was in possession. But the champions could make nothing of territorial control through much of the first half despite the efforts of Stuart Fenwick, Alasdair McFarlane, and Ryan Moffat especially to show the way against Caledonia's resolute defence. Glasgow, though, would have profited more if they had been more positive at the breakdown.They wasted no time in opening in the scoring the second half, though initially it seemed their option of a scrummage instead of a penalty kick at goal had backfired. Caledonia disrupted the scrum, but Gareth McCrorie still found the way to slice through for a try. Ryan Moffat converted from well out on the left.Robert Mitchell soon responded with a penalty goal. Moffat answered in kind 10 minutes after the interval, and the final quarter belonged exclusively to Glasgow.McFarlane broke to the narrow side from a scrum on halfway, and Steven Manning finished off from 30 metres out, the Ayr wing squeezing in at the right corner. Moffat missed that goal, but he converted Glasgow's two other tries, scored by McFarlane and Alastair Chalmers.McFarlane scored his from a Caledonia knock-on in goal. The prop benefited from Jamie McCall's lineout catch that fired his pack colleagues to drive over.Glasgow - Johnny McClung (Ayr); Steven Manning (Ayr), Andrew Eggleton (Annan), Ryan Moffat (Glasgow Hawks) captain, Richard Davison (GHA); Gareth McCrorie (Garnock), Alasdair McFarlane (Hillhead/Jordanhill); Alastair Chalmers (Murrayfield Wanderers), Colin Stevenson (Ayr), Stuart Fenwick (Ayr), Sandy Warnock (Glasgow Hawks), Jamie McCall (Ayr), Todd Cairns (Murrayfield Wanderers), Andrew Kemp (Ayr), Andy Boag (GHA). Substitutes - Brian Hendry (Ardrossan) for Stevenson (half-time), Kieran Downs (Cambuslang) for McCrorie (61 miniutes), Dougie Walker (Hillhead/Jordanhill) for Fenwick (68), David Moffat (Marr) for McFarlane (68), Stuart Pollock (Glasgow Hawks) for Cairns (69). Substitutes not used - Michael Gallacher (West of Scotland), John Lyons (Garnock).Caledonia - James Sagar (Stirling University); Ranje Jericevich (GHA), Liam Neilson (Kirkcaldy), Mark Ryan (Ellon), Matt Coupar (Edinburgh Academicals); Robert Mitchell (Heriot-Watt University), Alan Robertson (Stirling County); Chris Allison (Stirling County), Barrk Crookston (Glenrothes), Stuart Corsar (Aberdeen GSFP) captain, Craig Black (Stirling County), Peter Mackie (Aberdeen GSFP), Sandy Storrar (Stewart's Melville FP), Graham Nicol (Strathmore), Tim Clark (Stirling University). Substitutes (all used) - Euan McKay (St Andrews University), Neil Dymock (Dundee HSFP), John Donaldson (Stirling County), Mike Burnett (Aberdeenshire), Barry Jones (Kirkcaldy), Kris Edwards (Dunfermline), William Berry (Kirkcaldy).Referee - Andy Ireland (SRU).Glasgow u20 29, Caledonia u20 3After a scoreless first half at Murrayfield this evening Glasgow drew away to a comfortable victory in the district under-20 championship match against Caledonia. To win with a 4-0 try-count was a satisfying result for the defending champions.Glasgow now go on to play Edinburgh in the championship final back at Murrayfield on Sunday (kick-off 2.00pm). Edinburgh beat the Borders 26-3 in the opening match of this evening's double-header, also by four tries to nil.Glasgow's security ensured that Caledonia rarely ventured across halfway, though Matt Coupar was a threat whenever he was in possession. But the champions could make nothing of territorial control through much of the first half despite the efforts of Stuart Fenwick, Alasdair McFarlane, and Ryan Moffat especially to show the way against Caledonia's resolute defence. Glasgow, though, would have profited more if they had been more positive at the breakdown.They wasted no time in opening in the scoring the second half, though initially it seemed their option of a scrummage instead of a penalty kick at goal had backfired. Caledonia disrupted the scrum, but Gareth McCrorie still found the way to slice through for a try. Ryan Moffat converted from well out on the left.Robert Mitchell soon responded with a penalty goal. Moffat answered in kind 10 minutes after the interval, and the final quarter belonged exclusively to Glasgow.McFarlane broke to the narrow side from a scrum on halfway, and Steven Manning finished off from 30 metres out, the Ayr wing squeezing in at the right corner. Moffat missed that goal, but he converted Glasgow's two other tries, scored by McFarlane and Alastair Chalmers.McFarlane scored his from a Caledonia knock-on in goal. The prop benefited from Jamie McCall's lineout catch that fired his pack colleagues to drive over.Glasgow - Johnny McClung (Ayr); Steven Manning (Ayr), Andrew Eggleton (Annan), Ryan Moffat (Glasgow Hawks) captain, Richard Davison (GHA); Gareth McCrorie (Garnock), Alasdair McFarlane (Hillhead/Jordanhill); Alastair Chalmers (Murrayfield Wanderers), Colin Stevenson (Ayr), Stuart Fenwick (Ayr), Sandy Warnock (Glasgow Hawks), Jamie McCall (Ayr), Todd Cairns (Murrayfield Wanderers), Andrew Kemp (Ayr), Andy Boag (GHA). Substitutes - Brian Hendry (Ardrossan) for Stevenson (half-time), Kieran Downs (Cambuslang) for McCrorie (61 miniutes), Dougie Walker (Hillhead/Jordanhill) for Fenwick (68), David Moffat (Marr) for McFarlane (68), Stuart Pollock (Glasgow Hawks) for Cairns (69). Substitutes not used - Michael Gallacher (West of Scotland), John Lyons (Garnock).Caledonia - James Sagar (Stirling University); Ranje Jericevich (GHA), Liam Neilson (Kirkcaldy), Mark Ryan (Ellon), Matt Coupar (Edinburgh Academicals); Robert Mitchell (Heriot-Watt University), Alan Robertson (Stirling County); Chris Allison (Stirling County), Barrk Crookston (Glenrothes), Stuart Corsar (Aberdeen GSFP) captain, Craig Black (Stirling County), Peter Mackie (Aberdeen GSFP), Sandy Storrar (Stewart's Melville FP), Graham Nicol (Strathmore), Tim Clark (Stirling University). Substitutes (all used) - Euan McKay (St Andrews University), Neil Dymock (Dundee HSFP), John Donaldson (Stirling County), Mike Burnett (Aberdeenshire), Barry Jones (Kirkcaldy), Kris Edwards (Dunfermline), William Berry (Kirkcaldy).Referee - Andy Ireland (SRU).