Warriors Lament Frustrating Leinster Loss

LEINSTER 26_GLASGOW WARRIORS 21Glasgow Warriors came away from Donnybrook with only a consolation bonus point following a close and frustrating defeat to Leinster.Avoidable errors from the Warriors led to a purple patch for Leinster immediately following half time with one try from turnover ball when Glasgow over-threw at the lineout and another from a turnover in the opposition's 22 and they raced up the other end of the field to score.Accurate kicking from the sure boot of Argentinian winger Felipe Contepomi kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Irish side and likewise, the Warriors' own Dan Parks clocked up 11 of Glasgow's 21 points with the other 10 resulting from tries by second row Craig Hamilton and winger Rory Lamont.Glasgow head coach Hugh Campbell said: "It was another game when the onus was on us - WE had it to win and WE lost it._They played very well in the first half but on the balance of things we should have been way ahead rather than just the 9-13 lead at half time._The period straight after half time was crucial and their points came from our mistakes which put them in the driving seat._"We didn't put them under enough pressure and even though we put in a lot of excellent effort, the small things let us down like kicking into space when we had an overlap for guys to run out wide._It's extremely frustrating but the positive side of it is that I think we were actually the better team out there and that shows me that there's a lot more we can build on."With two home games in a row - next weekend at Hughenden against Munster and the following weekend against Cardiff Blues - the Warriors will now have the advantage on their side to work on those positives and hopefully come away with their first Celtic League win of the season.LEINSTER: Girvan Dempsey; Gary Brown, Kieran Lewis, Felipe Contepomi (Capt), Rob Kearney (Brendan Burke 82); Christian Warner, Guy Easterby (Brian O'Meara 20-27); John Lyne (Emmett Byrne 63), Brendan Jackman (David Blaney 63), Will Green, Adam Byrnes, Ben Gissing, Ciaran Potts, Keith Gleeson, Jamie Heaslip. GLASGOW:_Colin Shaw (Graeme Morrison 63); Rory Lamont, Andy Craig, Scott Barrow, Mike Roberts; Dan Parks (Capt), Sam Pinder (Graeme Beveridge 59); Euan Murray, Scott Lawson (Fergus Thompson 70), Lee Harrison, Tim Barker (Dan Turner 59), Craig Hamilton, Steve Swindall, Andrew Wilson (John Barclay 72), Paul Dearlove. Unused substitutes:17 Stuart Corsar21 Calvin HowarthReferee: Phil Fear (Wales)SCORING SEQUENCE0-5 - Craig Hamilton try (10 mins)0-7 - Dan Parks conversion3-7 - Felipe Contepomi penalty (22 mins)6-7 - Felipe Contepomi penalty (32 mins)6-10 - Dan Parks penalty (34 mins)9-10 - Felipe Contepomi penalty (39 mins)9-13 - Dan Parks drop goal (40 mins)HALF TIME: LEINSTER 9 GLASGOW 13 14-13 - Robert Kearney try (44 mins)16-13 - Felipe Contepomi conversion21-13 - Kieran Lewis try (56 mins)23-13 - Felipe Contepomi conversion23-18 - Rory Lamont try (61 mins)26-18 - Felipe Contepomi penalty (64 mins)26-21 - Dan Parks penalty (66 mins)LEINSTER 26_GLASGOW WARRIORS 21Glasgow Warriors came away from Donnybrook with only a consolation bonus point following a close and frustrating defeat to Leinster.Avoidable errors from the Warriors led to a purple patch for Leinster immediately following half time with one try from turnover ball when Glasgow over-threw at the lineout and another from a turnover in the opposition's 22 and they raced up the other end of the field to score.Accurate kicking from the sure boot of Argentinian winger Felipe Contepomi kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Irish side and likewise, the Warriors' own Dan Parks clocked up 11 of Glasgow's 21 points with the other 10 resulting from tries by second row Craig Hamilton and winger Rory Lamont.Glasgow head coach Hugh Campbell said: "It was another game when the onus was on us - WE had it to win and WE lost it._They played very well in the first half but on the balance of things we should have been way ahead rather than just the 9-13 lead at half time._The period straight after half time was crucial and their points came from our mistakes which put them in the driving seat._"We didn't put them under enough pressure and even though we put in a lot of excellent effort, the small things let us down like kicking into space when we had an overlap for guys to run out wide._It's extremely frustrating but the positive side of it is that I think we were actually the better team out there and that shows me that there's a lot more we can build on."With two home games in a row - next weekend at Hughenden against Munster and the following weekend against Cardiff Blues - the Warriors will now have the advantage on their side to work on those positives and hopefully come away with their first Celtic League win of the season.LEINSTER: Girvan Dempsey; Gary Brown, Kieran Lewis, Felipe Contepomi (Capt), Rob Kearney (Brendan Burke 82); Christian Warner, Guy Easterby (Brian O'Meara 20-27); John Lyne (Emmett Byrne 63), Brendan Jackman (David Blaney 63), Will Green, Adam Byrnes, Ben Gissing, Ciaran Potts, Keith Gleeson, Jamie Heaslip. GLASGOW:_Colin Shaw (Graeme Morrison 63); Rory Lamont, Andy Craig, Scott Barrow, Mike Roberts; Dan Parks (Capt), Sam Pinder (Graeme Beveridge 59); Euan Murray, Scott Lawson (Fergus Thompson 70), Lee Harrison, Tim Barker (Dan Turner 59), Craig Hamilton, Steve Swindall, Andrew Wilson (John Barclay 72), Paul Dearlove. Unused substitutes:17 Stuart Corsar21 Calvin HowarthReferee: Phil Fear (Wales)SCORING SEQUENCE0-5 - Craig Hamilton try (10 mins)0-7 - Dan Parks conversion3-7 - Felipe Contepomi penalty (22 mins)6-7 - Felipe Contepomi penalty (32 mins)6-10 - Dan Parks penalty (34 mins)9-10 - Felipe Contepomi penalty (39 mins)9-13 - Dan Parks drop goal (40 mins)HALF TIME: LEINSTER 9 GLASGOW 13 14-13 - Robert Kearney try (44 mins)16-13 - Felipe Contepomi conversion21-13 - Kieran Lewis try (56 mins)23-13 - Felipe Contepomi conversion23-18 - Rory Lamont try (61 mins)26-18 - Felipe Contepomi penalty (64 mins)26-21 - Dan Parks penalty (66 mins)