Glasgow Go Down Again

Edinburgh Gunners 28, Glasgow Warriors 12September by nature is a month of fruitfulness. But not for Glasgow Warriors. Five Celtic League games they have played this month, and four they have lost. The fourth was in the inter-city duel against Edinburgh Gunners at Murrayfield this evening.Despite an early Glasgow try by Scott Lawson, Edinburgh went on to win more comfortably than would appear from the try count of 3-2. Moreover, his namesake, Rory, Edinburgha?'s scrum half, thoroughly earned the man of the match award.By the time Andy Craig ran in Glasgowa?'s second try the game was all but over, with Edinburgh leading 23-12 after 69 minutes. Almost immediately, as if to remind the visitors who was in charge of the contest, Rob Dewey went in for the home teama?'s third.Scott Lawsona?'s try was a simple double act by himself and Gregor Hayter. Lawson throw into the front of a lineout, Hayter gathered and ran down the touchline into the home 22, and the hooker was up for scoring pass. Dan Parks narrowly missed the conversion from well out on the right, his kick striking the near post and rebounding the wrong way.That score was sandwiched by two Chris Paterson penalty goals, and after eight minutes Edinburgh were 6-5 up. Paterson added a drop goal in 20 minutes while the referee was signalling advantage for offside after a Simon Cross thrust close to the Glasgow line.Two minutes later Edinburgh stretched their lead 16-5 with a Scott Murray try in liaison with Cross. Murray made the initial dent, Cross linked, and the international lock finished off with a try that Paterson converted.Mike Roberts prompted Glasgow hope with a dash up the left. But it was a contest in need of inspiration. Rory Lawson provided it. Off turnover ball out on the right the scrum half probed the blind side to send Paterson away up the touchline, and Lawson himself was up to finish off in the corner. Paterson converted from that far wide for 23-5 at half-time.Glasgow needed an early try in the second half to have any hope of working their way back into the game. But they made nothing of_a quarter of an hour of almost constant pressure, even though Craig partially opened the door with a scamper up the left touchline. The supporting Calvin Howarth was squeezed out.Nearly half an hour had gone since the interval, all the Glasgow replacements were on, before they found the means to record their second try. Graeme Morrison tapped the accelerator to gallop through a gap into the Edinburgh 22, and Craig finished off by the goalposts for Parks to convert.That stung Edinburgh, and Allister Hogga?'s thrust into the Glasgow 22 initiated the pressure that produced a try for Dewey. It maintained the centrea?'s 100% scoring record this season a?" he has played four league games and notched a try in each. Paterson, though, missed the conversion. But Edinburgh were comfortably 16 points ahead after 71 minutes.For the final couple of minutes both teams were down to 14 men. Davis Hewett was in the sin-bin, and Calvin Howarth was carried off on a stretcher, the full back injury his right leg in a late effort claw Glasgow closer. But the visitors could not call on a substitute a?" they had already utilised their allocation from the bench.Edinburgh Gunners a?" Hugo Southwell; Chris Paterson (captain), Marcus Di Rollo, Rob Dewey, Francisco Leonelli; Phil Godman, Rory Lawson; David Hewett, Dougie Hall, Craig Smith, Alastair Kellock, Scott Murray, Allister Hogg, Simon Taylor, Simon Cross. Substitutes a?" Alasdair Strokosch for Cross (56 minutes), Andrew Kelly for Hall (76), Alasdair Dickinson for Craig (76), Fergus Pringle for Murray (76), Simon Webster for Leonelli (80), Duncan Hodge for Dewey (82), Craig for Hogg (84).Tries, Murray, Lawson, Dewey; conversions, Paterson (2); penalty goals, Paterson (2); drop goal, Paterson.Glasgow Warriors a?" Calvin Howarth; Rory Lamont, Andy Craig, Scott Barrow, Mike Roberts; Dan Parks (captain), Sam Pinder; Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Lee Harrison, Tim Barker, Dan Turner, Gregor Hayter, John Beattie, Andrew Wilson. Substitutes a?" Graeme Morrison for Barrow (half-time), Craig Hamilton for Turner (46), Graeme Beveridge for Pinder (53), Stuart Corsar for Tkachuk (54), Fergus Thomson for Lawson (66), Paul Dearlove for Beattie (66), Hefin Oa?"Hare for Roberts (66).Tries, Lawson, Craig; conversion, Parks.Referee a?" Simon McDowell (Ireland).Attendance a?" 2502.Edinburgh Gunners 28, Glasgow Warriors 12September by nature is a month of fruitfulness. But not for Glasgow Warriors. Five Celtic League games they have played this month, and four they have lost. The fourth was in the inter-city duel against Edinburgh Gunners at Murrayfield this evening.Despite an early Glasgow try by Scott Lawson, Edinburgh went on to win more comfortably than would appear from the try count of 3-2. Moreover, his namesake, Rory, Edinburgha?'s scrum half, thoroughly earned the man of the match award.By the time Andy Craig ran in Glasgowa?'s second try the game was all but over, with Edinburgh leading 23-12 after 69 minutes. Almost immediately, as if to remind the visitors who was in charge of the contest, Rob Dewey went in for the home teama?'s third.Scott Lawsona?'s try was a simple double act by himself and Gregor Hayter. Lawson throw into the front of a lineout, Hayter gathered and ran down the touchline into the home 22, and the hooker was up for scoring pass. Dan Parks narrowly missed the conversion from well out on the right, his kick striking the near post and rebounding the wrong way.That score was sandwiched by two Chris Paterson penalty goals, and after eight minutes Edinburgh were 6-5 up. Paterson added a drop goal in 20 minutes while the referee was signalling advantage for offside after a Simon Cross thrust close to the Glasgow line.Two minutes later Edinburgh stretched their lead 16-5 with a Scott Murray try in liaison with Cross. Murray made the initial dent, Cross linked, and the international lock finished off with a try that Paterson converted.Mike Roberts prompted Glasgow hope with a dash up the left. But it was a contest in need of inspiration. Rory Lawson provided it. Off turnover ball out on the right the scrum half probed the blind side to send Paterson away up the touchline, and Lawson himself was up to finish off in the corner. Paterson converted from that far wide for 23-5 at half-time.Glasgow needed an early try in the second half to have any hope of working their way back into the game. But they made nothing of_a quarter of an hour of almost constant pressure, even though Craig partially opened the door with a scamper up the left touchline. The supporting Calvin Howarth was squeezed out.Nearly half an hour had gone since the interval, all the Glasgow replacements were on, before they found the means to record their second try. Graeme Morrison tapped the accelerator to gallop through a gap into the Edinburgh 22, and Craig finished off by the goalposts for Parks to convert.That stung Edinburgh, and Allister Hogga?'s thrust into the Glasgow 22 initiated the pressure that produced a try for Dewey. It maintained the centrea?'s 100% scoring record this season a?" he has played four league games and notched a try in each. Paterson, though, missed the conversion. But Edinburgh were comfortably 16 points ahead after 71 minutes.For the final couple of minutes both teams were down to 14 men. Davis Hewett was in the sin-bin, and Calvin Howarth was carried off on a stretcher, the full back injury his right leg in a late effort claw Glasgow closer. But the visitors could not call on a substitute a?" they had already utilised their allocation from the bench.Edinburgh Gunners a?" Hugo Southwell; Chris Paterson (captain), Marcus Di Rollo, Rob Dewey, Francisco Leonelli; Phil Godman, Rory Lawson; David Hewett, Dougie Hall, Craig Smith, Alastair Kellock, Scott Murray, Allister Hogg, Simon Taylor, Simon Cross. Substitutes a?" Alasdair Strokosch for Cross (56 minutes), Andrew Kelly for Hall (76), Alasdair Dickinson for Craig (76), Fergus Pringle for Murray (76), Simon Webster for Leonelli (80), Duncan Hodge for Dewey (82), Craig for Hogg (84).Tries, Murray, Lawson, Dewey; conversions, Paterson (2); penalty goals, Paterson (2); drop goal, Paterson.Glasgow Warriors a?" Calvin Howarth; Rory Lamont, Andy Craig, Scott Barrow, Mike Roberts; Dan Parks (captain), Sam Pinder; Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Lee Harrison, Tim Barker, Dan Turner, Gregor Hayter, John Beattie, Andrew Wilson. Substitutes a?" Graeme Morrison for Barrow (half-time), Craig Hamilton for Turner (46), Graeme Beveridge for Pinder (53), Stuart Corsar for Tkachuk (54), Fergus Thomson for Lawson (66), Paul Dearlove for Beattie (66), Hefin Oa?"Hare for Roberts (66).Tries, Lawson, Craig; conversion, Parks.Referee a?" Simon McDowell (Ireland).Attendance a?" 2502.