Connacht Too Close For Comfort But Warriors Win

Despite two yellow cards, Glasgow Warriors survived a late surge by Connacht to record a 39-34 victory and earn a valuable bonus point in the Magners League match at Hughenden.Francisco Leonelli, Dan Parks, Alastair Kellock, John Barclay and Graeme Morrison all bagged tries in a hard fought roller-coaster match. Parks kicked Glasgow's 14 other points after a shaky start which saw him uncharacteristically off target.Warriors head coach Sean Lineen said: a??It was a frustrating win._At points we saw some sublime rugby but the players are just not backing it up with real self belief and individual responsibility.a??Andy Henderson and Scott Barrow were shown yellow cards as Connacht grabbed two consolation points in a storming finale. Dan Riordan, Ray Ofisa and Brendan O'Connor and Darren Yapp all crossed the line for the visitors. Connacht started the game well, putting pressure on the Glasgow defence meaning The Warriors were chasing the game for the whole of the first half._The supporters could tell from the outset that it was going to be a frustrating match and they certainly got their moneya?'s worth with the end to end action but again from Glasgow, there were stunning moments of champagne rugby alongside anxious unforced errors.Happily, the former won out and in particular, the long range scores from Graeme Morrison and man of the match, Captain Alastair Kellock, were surely both contenders for tries of the season._Kellock amazed the crowd as he stretched his legs from nearly the half way line, rounded the defender on the outside and, dismissing a momentary thought to offload to his support players, showed his pace and strength to make it to the line much to the delight of the Hughenden crowd._Morrisona?'s try was another long solo run and added a much needed confidence boost to the home team as they pulled away form the visitors for a 34-16 lead.Crucially though, when the game looked in the bag for Glasgow with just over quarter of an hour left, the Warriors seemed to lose concentration and a series of questionable refereeing decisions, Warriors mistakes, Connacht determination and the loss of two Glasgow players to the sin bin combined to keep the crowd on the edge of their seats as they shouted and pleaded for Glasgow to hold on to the enda?_and they did, just, with a mere five points in it at the end.Lineen added: a??It looked like some of the players just didna?'t turn up in the first half but after a good rollicking at half time, we really saw the difference [two tries and conversions within five minutes of the break]._But then there was a bit of a fight and a couple of moments and decisions changed the game and turned it from an action thriller into a horror!_But we won when, considering the way Connacht came back at us, we could have lost so yes, we are making progress._Ia?"m drained, they really put me through the ringer tonight , but thata?'s four home wins on the trot and thata?'s important for us in the league.a??Glasgow : Leonelli, Lamont, Morrison, Henderson, O'Hare, Parks, Beveridge, Tkachuk, Thomson, Va'a, Newman, Kellock (capt), Wilson, Petrie. Barclay.Replacements: Lawson (for Thomson 58), Prescott (for Vaa?"a 64), Turner (for Newman 68), Swindall (for Wilson 68), Pinder (for Beveridge 58), Jackson, Barrow (for Leonelli 40). Connacht: Riordan; Mostyn, Warwick, Williams, Yapp; McHugh, Keane; Hogan, Fogarty (capt), Sturgess; Gannon, Farley; Muldoon, Ofisa, Rigney.Replacements: Flavin, Wilkinson, Swift (for Gannon 68), O'Connor (for Rigney 68), O'Loughlin (for Riordan 49), Matthews (for McHugh 46), Hearty (for Williams 46). Glasgow (15) 39Tries: Leonelli, Parks, Kellock, Barclay, Morrison Con: Parks (4) Pens: Parks (2) Connacht (16) 34 Tries: Riordan, Ofisa, O'Connor, Yapp Cons: McHugh Pen: McHugh (2), WarwickDrop-goal: McHughMan of the match: Alastair KellockAttendance: 1574Despite two yellow cards, Glasgow Warriors survived a late surge by Connacht to record a 39-34 victory and earn a valuable bonus point in the Magners League match at Hughenden.Francisco Leonelli, Dan Parks, Alastair Kellock, John Barclay and Graeme Morrison all bagged tries in a hard fought roller-coaster match. Parks kicked Glasgow's 14 other points after a shaky start which saw him uncharacteristically off target.Warriors head coach Sean Lineen said: a??It was a frustrating win._At points we saw some sublime rugby but the players are just not backing it up with real self belief and individual responsibility.a??Andy Henderson and Scott Barrow were shown yellow cards as Connacht grabbed two consolation points in a storming finale. Dan Riordan, Ray Ofisa and Brendan O'Connor and Darren Yapp all crossed the line for the visitors. Connacht started the game well, putting pressure on the Glasgow defence meaning The Warriors were chasing the game for the whole of the first half._The supporters could tell from the outset that it was going to be a frustrating match and they certainly got their moneya?'s worth with the end to end action but again from Glasgow, there were stunning moments of champagne rugby alongside anxious unforced errors.Happily, the former won out and in particular, the long range scores from Graeme Morrison and man of the match, Captain Alastair Kellock, were surely both contenders for tries of the season._Kellock amazed the crowd as he stretched his legs from nearly the half way line, rounded the defender on the outside and, dismissing a momentary thought to offload to his support players, showed his pace and strength to make it to the line much to the delight of the Hughenden crowd._Morrisona?'s try was another long solo run and added a much needed confidence boost to the home team as they pulled away form the visitors for a 34-16 lead.Crucially though, when the game looked in the bag for Glasgow with just over quarter of an hour left, the Warriors seemed to lose concentration and a series of questionable refereeing decisions, Warriors mistakes, Connacht determination and the loss of two Glasgow players to the sin bin combined to keep the crowd on the edge of their seats as they shouted and pleaded for Glasgow to hold on to the enda?_and they did, just, with a mere five points in it at the end.Lineen added: a??It looked like some of the players just didna?'t turn up in the first half but after a good rollicking at half time, we really saw the difference [two tries and conversions within five minutes of the break]._But then there was a bit of a fight and a couple of moments and decisions changed the game and turned it from an action thriller into a horror!_But we won when, considering the way Connacht came back at us, we could have lost so yes, we are making progress._Ia?"m drained, they really put me through the ringer tonight , but thata?'s four home wins on the trot and thata?'s important for us in the league.a??Glasgow : Leonelli, Lamont, Morrison, Henderson, O'Hare, Parks, Beveridge, Tkachuk, Thomson, Va'a, Newman, Kellock (capt), Wilson, Petrie. Barclay.Replacements: Lawson (for Thomson 58), Prescott (for Vaa?"a 64), Turner (for Newman 68), Swindall (for Wilson 68), Pinder (for Beveridge 58), Jackson, Barrow (for Leonelli 40). Connacht: Riordan; Mostyn, Warwick, Williams, Yapp; McHugh, Keane; Hogan, Fogarty (capt), Sturgess; Gannon, Farley; Muldoon, Ofisa, Rigney.Replacements: Flavin, Wilkinson, Swift (for Gannon 68), O'Connor (for Rigney 68), O'Loughlin (for Riordan 49), Matthews (for McHugh 46), Hearty (for Williams 46). Glasgow (15) 39Tries: Leonelli, Parks, Kellock, Barclay, Morrison Con: Parks (4) Pens: Parks (2) Connacht (16) 34 Tries: Riordan, Ofisa, O'Connor, Yapp Cons: McHugh Pen: McHugh (2), WarwickDrop-goal: McHughMan of the match: Alastair KellockAttendance: 1574