Glasgow May Sign Trialist Scott Barrow

Glasgow 20, Sale Sharks 39Scott Barrow scored a try barely two minutes after he stepped on to the Hughenden pitch for his Glasgow debut this evening. His performance that followed against Sale Sharks, even in defeat, may well have earned him a contract, even if not for the complete season."We"ll certainly be considering signing Scott on a short-term contract," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, said after the match. That is more than the former Worcester and Orrell utility back might have expected a week ago, when his current club, Rotherham, announced that it was going into liquidation. He arrived in Glasgow only today on trial in Glasgow's two games against Sale - tonight and at Edgeley Park next Friday.Barrow's try, shortly before half-time, gave Glasgow a much-needed boost. Calvin Howarth's conversion clawed Sale's lead back to 19-10, though Mike Hercus still had time to add a penalty goal before the interval.By the end of the game, Sale were 5-2 ahead on the try-count. Yet Glasgow's performance was much more heartening that in the 34-3 defeat against Leeds a week ago."For much of the first half we had difficulty in getting possession," the coach remarked after the game. "Once we got involved we looked dangerous."But our defence needs to be tightened up," he added. 'three of the Sale tries were gifts. That was the difference in the end."Yet all was not doom on that count. Rory Lamont, for instance, stuck on a couple of hefty saving tackles in the first half.Barrow was not the only player called in belatedly to augment the depleted ranks. Glasgow had to look to a Premier 3 club for a reserve scrum half - Hillhead/Jordanhill readily made Alasdhair McFarlane available for the professional team.Because of injury to Graeme Beveridge after 35 minutes, McFarlane had play more than half of the game. He did more than enough to prove why he is already a Scotland under-21 cap with still another season when he is eligible at that level. His service was mainly sharp and secure, and early in the second half he had the confidence to have a go on his own with a chip and chase that was only a couple of yards away from being successful.Sale struck with two tries in the first quarter of an hour. Chris Mayor scored on the right after Robert Todd had been held up close to the posts, and when Graeme Morrison fumbled inside his own half Steve Hanley snatched the offering to run fully 60 metres for the second try. That was the first of the gifts to which the Glasgow coach referred, and Hercus converted.Howarth kicked a penalty goal for Glasgow in 18 minutes, but Hercus countered with a try off close-range ruck four minutes later, the stand-off also converting.When Barrow entered the fray, 10 minutes later, he was immediately involved. He first released Rory Kerr, and then he sent Nathan Ross away, though the lock knocked on. Barrow's third offering was to take the game into his own hands after Kenny Logan had run the ball back into the 22 from a Sale kick. The trialist chipped ahead and followed up to score.Eight minutes into the second half, after McFarlane's chip-and-chase effort, Glasgow clawed Sale's lead back to five points. Morrison and Sean Lamont thrust up the left, that man Barrow made a telling dent in front of the posts, and Colin Gregor's long pass to the right sent Andy Hall over. Gregor converted from wide out.Mayor registered his second try after 53 minutes. It was the second gift as Sale ran the ball back from a kick up the right by Scott Lawson. Hookers should not bother punting the ball!Hercus again converted, and Gregor soon added a penalty goal. So it was 20-29 going into the last quarter, and for almost quarter of an hour that looked like being how it would finish. But Sale stretched the margin by 10 points in the last five minutes.Andrew Henderson, especially, will wish to forget that finale. After Hercus had kicked a penalty goal the Scotland centre broke diagonally into the Sale 22, but his long pass to the left could not find Sean Lamont. Sale countered, and John Carter accepted the third gift try, intercepting a Henderson pass in the home 22. Hercus converted.Glasgow - Rory Lamont; Rory Kerr, Graeme Morrison, Andrew Henderson, Kenny Logan; Calvin Howarth, Graeme Beveridge; Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Lee Harrison, Andrew Hall, Nathan Ross, Paul Dearlove, Shawn Renwick, Jon Petrie (captain). Replacements used - Andrew Kelly, Dan Turner, Alex Mockford, John Beattie, Alasdhair McFarlane, Colin Gregor, Sean Lamont, Scott Barrow, David Millard.Tries, Barrow, Hall; conversions, Howarth, Gregor; penalty goals, Howarth, Gregor.Sale Sharks - Chris Mayor; Mark Cueto, Jos Baxendell (captain), Robert Todd, Steve Hanley; Mike Hercus, Bryan Redpath; Trevor Woodman, Sebastien Bruno, Andrew Sheridan, Dean Schofield, Christian Day, Jason White, Sebastian Chabel, John Carter. Replacements - Stuart Turner, Andrew Titterell, Barry Stewart, Pierre Caillet, Hugh Perrett, Sililo Martens, Charlie Hodgson, Mike Bartlett, Chris Jones, James Moore, Richard Wigglesworth.Tries, Mayor (2), Hanley, Hercus, Carter; conversions, Hercus (4); penalty goals, Hercus (2).Referee - Mike Hall (Boroughmuir).Glasgow 20, Sale Sharks 39Scott Barrow scored a try barely two minutes after he stepped on to the Hughenden pitch for his Glasgow debut this evening. His performance that followed against Sale Sharks, even in defeat, may well have earned him a contract, even if not for the complete season."We"ll certainly be considering signing Scott on a short-term contract," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, said after the match. That is more than the former Worcester and Orrell utility back might have expected a week ago, when his current club, Rotherham, announced that it was going into liquidation. He arrived in Glasgow only today on trial in Glasgow's two games against Sale - tonight and at Edgeley Park next Friday.Barrow's try, shortly before half-time, gave Glasgow a much-needed boost. Calvin Howarth's conversion clawed Sale's lead back to 19-10, though Mike Hercus still had time to add a penalty goal before the interval.By the end of the game, Sale were 5-2 ahead on the try-count. Yet Glasgow's performance was much more heartening that in the 34-3 defeat against Leeds a week ago."For much of the first half we had difficulty in getting possession," the coach remarked after the game. "Once we got involved we looked dangerous."But our defence needs to be tightened up," he added. 'three of the Sale tries were gifts. That was the difference in the end."Yet all was not doom on that count. Rory Lamont, for instance, stuck on a couple of hefty saving tackles in the first half.Barrow was not the only player called in belatedly to augment the depleted ranks. Glasgow had to look to a Premier 3 club for a reserve scrum half - Hillhead/Jordanhill readily made Alasdhair McFarlane available for the professional team.Because of injury to Graeme Beveridge after 35 minutes, McFarlane had play more than half of the game. He did more than enough to prove why he is already a Scotland under-21 cap with still another season when he is eligible at that level. His service was mainly sharp and secure, and early in the second half he had the confidence to have a go on his own with a chip and chase that was only a couple of yards away from being successful.Sale struck with two tries in the first quarter of an hour. Chris Mayor scored on the right after Robert Todd had been held up close to the posts, and when Graeme Morrison fumbled inside his own half Steve Hanley snatched the offering to run fully 60 metres for the second try. That was the first of the gifts to which the Glasgow coach referred, and Hercus converted.Howarth kicked a penalty goal for Glasgow in 18 minutes, but Hercus countered with a try off close-range ruck four minutes later, the stand-off also converting.When Barrow entered the fray, 10 minutes later, he was immediately involved. He first released Rory Kerr, and then he sent Nathan Ross away, though the lock knocked on. Barrow's third offering was to take the game into his own hands after Kenny Logan had run the ball back into the 22 from a Sale kick. The trialist chipped ahead and followed up to score.Eight minutes into the second half, after McFarlane's chip-and-chase effort, Glasgow clawed Sale's lead back to five points. Morrison and Sean Lamont thrust up the left, that man Barrow made a telling dent in front of the posts, and Colin Gregor's long pass to the right sent Andy Hall over. Gregor converted from wide out.Mayor registered his second try after 53 minutes. It was the second gift as Sale ran the ball back from a kick up the right by Scott Lawson. Hookers should not bother punting the ball!Hercus again converted, and Gregor soon added a penalty goal. So it was 20-29 going into the last quarter, and for almost quarter of an hour that looked like being how it would finish. But Sale stretched the margin by 10 points in the last five minutes.Andrew Henderson, especially, will wish to forget that finale. After Hercus had kicked a penalty goal the Scotland centre broke diagonally into the Sale 22, but his long pass to the left could not find Sean Lamont. Sale countered, and John Carter accepted the third gift try, intercepting a Henderson pass in the home 22. Hercus converted.Glasgow - Rory Lamont; Rory Kerr, Graeme Morrison, Andrew Henderson, Kenny Logan; Calvin Howarth, Graeme Beveridge; Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Lee Harrison, Andrew Hall, Nathan Ross, Paul Dearlove, Shawn Renwick, Jon Petrie (captain). Replacements used - Andrew Kelly, Dan Turner, Alex Mockford, John Beattie, Alasdhair McFarlane, Colin Gregor, Sean Lamont, Scott Barrow, David Millard.Tries, Barrow, Hall; conversions, Howarth, Gregor; penalty goals, Howarth, Gregor.Sale Sharks - Chris Mayor; Mark Cueto, Jos Baxendell (captain), Robert Todd, Steve Hanley; Mike Hercus, Bryan Redpath; Trevor Woodman, Sebastien Bruno, Andrew Sheridan, Dean Schofield, Christian Day, Jason White, Sebastian Chabel, John Carter. Replacements - Stuart Turner, Andrew Titterell, Barry Stewart, Pierre Caillet, Hugh Perrett, Sililo Martens, Charlie Hodgson, Mike Bartlett, Chris Jones, James Moore, Richard Wigglesworth.Tries, Mayor (2), Hanley, Hercus, Carter; conversions, Hercus (4); penalty goals, Hercus (2).Referee - Mike Hall (Boroughmuir).