Proud Warriors Do Double Over Falcons

Glasgow Warriors 13 Newcastle Falcons 7Glasgow Warriors Development team 21Newcastle Falcons Development team 7A Sky TV film crew turned up at Burnbrae tonight to try to tempt Englanda?'s new director of elite rugby, Rob Andrew, to offer them a few soundbites.Andrew chose to keep his own counsel and was hardly given the rousing farewell to his new post after 11 years nurturing the fortunes of Newcastle Falcons, as his former charges lost both contests to a rejuvenated Glasgow Warriors, much to the delight of the vast majority of the 1,843 crowd.In the development team game, Warriors, altogether the more combative and creative, won 21-7, while in the main fare, it was another home triumph, this time by the more testing margin, as weather conditions deteriorated, of 13-7.Of course ita?'s early days yet but the Sky cameraman may well have footage that points to something akin to a sea change in the fortunes of professional rugby in Glasgow.As Warriors head coach Sean Lineen reflected: a??The one thing that shone out for me tonight in both games was pride in Glasgow Warriors. Neither game was pretty but I thought the defence was outstanding in both.a??In the opening match Warriors began with a 7th minute try where Colin Shaw out-paced Scotland 7s wing Cameron Johnston to touch-down Sean Marsdena?'s chip-kick through an advancing defence, all off a very decent advantage from referee Graham Knox. Stand-off Ruaridh Jackson converted.It was level pegging at the interval as Falconsa?" flanker Brent Wilson rounded off a driving maul with a try which Toby Flood converted._The second-half, however, saw Jackson, who shaped promisingly, apply the coup de grace to a move that began with his own penalty to touch, as he kicked beyond a flat defence to claim try No 2, adding the extra points for good measure.And Warriors secured the win with a drive over try from prop Moray Low, after James Eddie and Andy Dunlop had been involved in the build-up with a sustained forward rumble._Michael Adamson converted and not even the departure of skipper Graeme Beveridge with a bump to his thigh could dent Warriorsa?" satisfaction at the successful outcome to part one of proceedings.Part two was no gentle, going through the motions exercise._True, Falcons did eschew kicks at goal and, particularly in the second-half, showed more ambition than offered by their development side.But there was an exuberance about Glasgow that belied the driving rain._Al Kellock and Andy Newman gave a rumbustious lead up front and new recruit on the wing, Thom Evans,_suggested that he has buckets of rugby in addition to the precious commodity of pace.Dan Parksa?" two penalties gave the hosts a half-time lead of 6-0 and within five minutes of the restart that was boosted by a drive over try credited to Donnie Macfadyen, from Newmana?'s lineout take._Parks converted.Newcastle did pull back a try through left wing Ollie Phillips on the hour with Jonny Wilkinson a?" who played the entire game a?" converting from near the left touchline.Wilkinson and Joe Shaw at inside centre tried to spark a revival for the visitors but Glasgowa?'s defence repelled their attacks and ensured home morale ended on a high.Glasgow Warriors 13 Newcastle Falcons 7Glasgow Warriors Development team 21Newcastle Falcons Development team 7A Sky TV film crew turned up at Burnbrae tonight to try to tempt Englanda?'s new director of elite rugby, Rob Andrew, to offer them a few soundbites.Andrew chose to keep his own counsel and was hardly given the rousing farewell to his new post after 11 years nurturing the fortunes of Newcastle Falcons, as his former charges lost both contests to a rejuvenated Glasgow Warriors, much to the delight of the vast majority of the 1,843 crowd.In the development team game, Warriors, altogether the more combative and creative, won 21-7, while in the main fare, it was another home triumph, this time by the more testing margin, as weather conditions deteriorated, of 13-7.Of course ita?'s early days yet but the Sky cameraman may well have footage that points to something akin to a sea change in the fortunes of professional rugby in Glasgow.As Warriors head coach Sean Lineen reflected: a??The one thing that shone out for me tonight in both games was pride in Glasgow Warriors. Neither game was pretty but I thought the defence was outstanding in both.a??In the opening match Warriors began with a 7th minute try where Colin Shaw out-paced Scotland 7s wing Cameron Johnston to touch-down Sean Marsdena?'s chip-kick through an advancing defence, all off a very decent advantage from referee Graham Knox. Stand-off Ruaridh Jackson converted.It was level pegging at the interval as Falconsa?" flanker Brent Wilson rounded off a driving maul with a try which Toby Flood converted._The second-half, however, saw Jackson, who shaped promisingly, apply the coup de grace to a move that began with his own penalty to touch, as he kicked beyond a flat defence to claim try No 2, adding the extra points for good measure.And Warriors secured the win with a drive over try from prop Moray Low, after James Eddie and Andy Dunlop had been involved in the build-up with a sustained forward rumble._Michael Adamson converted and not even the departure of skipper Graeme Beveridge with a bump to his thigh could dent Warriorsa?" satisfaction at the successful outcome to part one of proceedings.Part two was no gentle, going through the motions exercise._True, Falcons did eschew kicks at goal and, particularly in the second-half, showed more ambition than offered by their development side.But there was an exuberance about Glasgow that belied the driving rain._Al Kellock and Andy Newman gave a rumbustious lead up front and new recruit on the wing, Thom Evans,_suggested that he has buckets of rugby in addition to the precious commodity of pace.Dan Parksa?" two penalties gave the hosts a half-time lead of 6-0 and within five minutes of the restart that was boosted by a drive over try credited to Donnie Macfadyen, from Newmana?'s lineout take._Parks converted.Newcastle did pull back a try through left wing Ollie Phillips on the hour with Jonny Wilkinson a?" who played the entire game a?" converting from near the left touchline.Wilkinson and Joe Shaw at inside centre tried to spark a revival for the visitors but Glasgowa?'s defence repelled their attacks and ensured home morale ended on a high.