Lineen Benefits After Fiesty Contest

Newcastle Falcons 19 Glasgow Warriors 8In spite of a second-half try by international centre Graeme Morrison, Glasgow lost to Newcastle Falcons in their final warm-up match at Kingston Park tonight.However head coach Sean Lineen was by no means downcast and indicated his charges could go into the Magners League opener against the Dragons at Hughenden next Friday in optimistic mood."I felt we could take a lot from tonight's match._We used 26 players in total and it was a very competitive encounter," he explained.The sides had clashed at Burnbrae last week with the Warriors emerging victorious on that occasion 13-7. Tonight Warriors were without their captain Alastair Kellock who was withdrawn as a precaution with an ankle injury and scrum-half Sam Pinder. Kellock's absence particularly did not help Glasgow's cause against a rumbustious home pack."Again it was raining tonight so it was very much a good forward battle - quite fiesty up front, " Lineen added.Warriors had trailed 3-12 at the break, their only score of the first period having been a Dan Parks penalty. Morrison's second half try had narrowed the gap to 8-12 but the home side pulled away late on.Newcastle's points came from tries by Anthony Elliott, Joe Shaw and Phil Dowson._Jonny Wilkinson kicked one conversion as did Toby Flood.Warriors team: Francisco Leonelli; Thom Evans, Graeme Morrison, Andy Henderson, Mike Roberts; Dan Parks, Graeme Beveridge; Justin Va'a, Fergus Thomson, Euan Murray, Andy Newman, Dan Turner, Steve Swindall, Jon Petrie, Donnie Macfadyen.Subs (all used): Eric Milligan, Kevin Tkachuk, James Eddie, Allan Kelly, John Barclay, Andrew Wilson, Jamie Hunter, Ruaridh Jackson, Scott Barrow, Hefin O'Hare, Colin Shaw.Newcastle Falcons 19 Glasgow Warriors 8In spite of a second-half try by international centre Graeme Morrison, Glasgow lost to Newcastle Falcons in their final warm-up match at Kingston Park tonight.However head coach Sean Lineen was by no means downcast and indicated his charges could go into the Magners League opener against the Dragons at Hughenden next Friday in optimistic mood."I felt we could take a lot from tonight's match._We used 26 players in total and it was a very competitive encounter," he explained.The sides had clashed at Burnbrae last week with the Warriors emerging victorious on that occasion 13-7. Tonight Warriors were without their captain Alastair Kellock who was withdrawn as a precaution with an ankle injury and scrum-half Sam Pinder. Kellock's absence particularly did not help Glasgow's cause against a rumbustious home pack."Again it was raining tonight so it was very much a good forward battle - quite fiesty up front, " Lineen added.Warriors had trailed 3-12 at the break, their only score of the first period having been a Dan Parks penalty. Morrison's second half try had narrowed the gap to 8-12 but the home side pulled away late on.Newcastle's points came from tries by Anthony Elliott, Joe Shaw and Phil Dowson._Jonny Wilkinson kicked one conversion as did Toby Flood.Warriors team: Francisco Leonelli; Thom Evans, Graeme Morrison, Andy Henderson, Mike Roberts; Dan Parks, Graeme Beveridge; Justin Va'a, Fergus Thomson, Euan Murray, Andy Newman, Dan Turner, Steve Swindall, Jon Petrie, Donnie Macfadyen.Subs (all used): Eric Milligan, Kevin Tkachuk, James Eddie, Allan Kelly, John Barclay, Andrew Wilson, Jamie Hunter, Ruaridh Jackson, Scott Barrow, Hefin O'Hare, Colin Shaw.