Glasgow'S 25-Point Surge For Inter-City Victory

Glasgow Warriors 34, Edinburgh 27A surge of 25 points at a pace faster than even time carried Glasgow Warriors to victory in the Magners Leaguea?'s inter-city duel at Hughenden this evening. They swept up from a four-point deficit in the minute before half-time to a 34-13 lead on the hour.Dan Parks sparked that winning thrust with a try immediately before the interval. Dan Turner and Andrew Henderson contributed tries in the third quarter, and Parks added 10 goal points. In all, the stand-off had 24 points, running through all the scoring options with that try plus two conversions, three penalty goals, and a couple of drop goals as Glasgow extended their Hughenden run to six successive victories.Strangely, though, in a tally of more than 30 Glasgow did not manage a bonus-point try. By the end, it was Edinburgh who had gained a bonus. With a never-say-die spirit, the visitors matched Glasgowa?'s three tries as well as narrowing the margin to seven points.Despite that late sag, Sean Lineen, Glasgowa?'s head coach, was pleased with the result and the occasion. Not only did Warriors extend their winning run at home but the inter-city victory followed home-and-away successes against Narbonne on the past two weekend.Moreover, because of a flu-type illness within the squad, Warriorsa?" coach had not been allowed to field the XV he would have wanted. That allowed James Eddie his first start in a Hughenden match, and another of the young guns in the pack, Moray Low, made his third successive appearance at tight head.a??That was a great advert for our game,a?? the coach commented. a??Good young players performing at pace in front of a vocal crowd. This the way forward.a??Even before Glasgow unleashed their winning salvoes the contest was running along at a fair pace of excitement and enjoyment. Here was one for winners and losers to relish, a contest that the extremes of fluid rugby and hard commitment plus all else in between.It started with a Chris Paterson penalty goal after only four minutes, a score bought by eager pressure. But Glasgow responded by firing Thom Evans through on an intrusion off the blind side, creating the position from which Parks dropped a goal. That was the game back to all square after eight minutes.Hefin Oa?"Hare soon had to execute a saving tackle as Dave Callam rampaged up the left touchline. But Edinburgh were not to be denied there for long. Ben Cairns chipped ahead and caught his own kick, Andrew Easson linked, Hugo Southwell scored, and Chris Paterson converted from out on the right for 10-3 after 11 minutes.Over the next 20 minutes the pendulum continued to swing with a succession of penalty goals by Parks, Paterson, and Parks again. Edinburgh were back to 13-9, and that exciting talent called Evans flourished again with a run, kick, and chase that forced Southwell into a loose clearance.An Edinburgh drive in their own 22 was ominous, destroying the Glasgow scrummage. But again the picture changed when Cairns was sin-binned for a deliberate knock-out. By the time he returned Glasgow were four points ahead and on a roll.Glasgow exploited Cairns absence with a furious assault on the visitorsa?" line, an attack in which Scott Lawson seemed to be everywhere, not for the first or last time in the match. Colin Gregor was almost over between the posts, and Andrew Henderson, too, was denied inches from the line. The centre, however, eased the ball out for Lawson to link for Parksa?'s try. The stand-off failed with the conversion attempt out near the right touchline, his only miss out from six place-kicked.Glasgow held a one-point lead at the interval. Parks added to it with his third penalty goal only four minutes into the second half, and John Barclaya?'s blazing thrust into the Edinburgh 22 sparked a Glasgow fire across the visitorsa?" line before Dan Turner plunged over on the left.Parks converted from well out, added a drop goal, and struck a long kick that forced a 22 drop-out. Edinburgh, instead of playing safe, tried to work the ball out of their own half, and Henderson gleefully accepted an interception try that Parks converted for 34-13 after and hour.However, even so for behind, Edinburgh refused to die, and Marcus did Rollo finished off on the left after forceful prodding on the right. Paterson converted, and suddenly Glasgow had to turn from an attacking game to playing on the back foot.It was, though, three minutes into added time before Edinburgh scored once more: again it was did Rollo who notched the try. Paterson maintained his 100% striking with the conversion that bought a bonus point, though no more than that.At the end of the match the Glasgow support had more to cheer as Graeme Beveridge received a trophy to mark his 150th game for Glasgow.Glasgow a?" Colin Gregor; Rory Lamont, Hefin Oa?"Hare, Andrew Henderson, Thom Evans; Dan Parks, Graeme Beveridge; Dan Parks, Graeme Beveridge; Justin Vaa?"a, Scott Lawson, Moray Low, Dan Turner, Alastair Kellock (captain), James Eddie, John Barclay, Jon Petrie. Substitutes a?" Colin Shaw for Lamont (43 minutes), Steve Swindall for Turner (56), Kevin Tkachuk for Low (61), Sean Marsden for Parks (73). Not used a?" Fergus Thomson, Andy Newman, Sam Pinder.Tries, Parks, Turner, Henderson; conversions, Parks (2); penalty goals, Parks (3); drop goals, Parks (2).Edinburgh a?" Hugo Southwell; Chris Paterson (captain), Marcus Di Rollo, Andrew Easson, Ben Cairns; Phil Godman, Mike Blair; Allan Jacobsen, Dougie Hall, Geoff Cross, Chris Bentley, Scott Murray, Alasdair Strokosch, Ross Rennie, Dave Callam. Substitutes a?" Alasdair Dickinson for Cross (half-time), Matt Mustchin for Bentley (45), Matt Dey for Easson (58), Simon Taylor for Rennie (64), John Senio for Blair (64). Not used a?" Andrew Kelly, Duncan Hodge.Tries, Di Rollo (2), Southwell; conversions, Paterson (3); penalty goal, Paterson (2).Referee a?" David Changleng (Gala).Attendance a?" 2613.Glasgow Warriors 34, Edinburgh 27A surge of 25 points at a pace faster than even time carried Glasgow Warriors to victory in the Magners Leaguea?'s inter-city duel at Hughenden this evening. They swept up from a four-point deficit in the minute before half-time to a 34-13 lead on the hour.Dan Parks sparked that winning thrust with a try immediately before the interval. Dan Turner and Andrew Henderson contributed tries in the third quarter, and Parks added 10 goal points. In all, the stand-off had 24 points, running through all the scoring options with that try plus two conversions, three penalty goals, and a couple of drop goals as Glasgow extended their Hughenden run to six successive victories.Strangely, though, in a tally of more than 30 Glasgow did not manage a bonus-point try. By the end, it was Edinburgh who had gained a bonus. With a never-say-die spirit, the visitors matched Glasgowa?'s three tries as well as narrowing the margin to seven points.Despite that late sag, Sean Lineen, Glasgowa?'s head coach, was pleased with the result and the occasion. Not only did Warriors extend their winning run at home but the inter-city victory followed home-and-away successes against Narbonne on the past two weekend.Moreover, because of a flu-type illness within the squad, Warriorsa?" coach had not been allowed to field the XV he would have wanted. That allowed James Eddie his first start in a Hughenden match, and another of the young guns in the pack, Moray Low, made his third successive appearance at tight head.a??That was a great advert for our game,a?? the coach commented. a??Good young players performing at pace in front of a vocal crowd. This the way forward.a??Even before Glasgow unleashed their winning salvoes the contest was running along at a fair pace of excitement and enjoyment. Here was one for winners and losers to relish, a contest that the extremes of fluid rugby and hard commitment plus all else in between.It started with a Chris Paterson penalty goal after only four minutes, a score bought by eager pressure. But Glasgow responded by firing Thom Evans through on an intrusion off the blind side, creating the position from which Parks dropped a goal. That was the game back to all square after eight minutes.Hefin Oa?"Hare soon had to execute a saving tackle as Dave Callam rampaged up the left touchline. But Edinburgh were not to be denied there for long. Ben Cairns chipped ahead and caught his own kick, Andrew Easson linked, Hugo Southwell scored, and Chris Paterson converted from out on the right for 10-3 after 11 minutes.Over the next 20 minutes the pendulum continued to swing with a succession of penalty goals by Parks, Paterson, and Parks again. Edinburgh were back to 13-9, and that exciting talent called Evans flourished again with a run, kick, and chase that forced Southwell into a loose clearance.An Edinburgh drive in their own 22 was ominous, destroying the Glasgow scrummage. But again the picture changed when Cairns was sin-binned for a deliberate knock-out. By the time he returned Glasgow were four points ahead and on a roll.Glasgow exploited Cairns absence with a furious assault on the visitorsa?" line, an attack in which Scott Lawson seemed to be everywhere, not for the first or last time in the match. Colin Gregor was almost over between the posts, and Andrew Henderson, too, was denied inches from the line. The centre, however, eased the ball out for Lawson to link for Parksa?'s try. The stand-off failed with the conversion attempt out near the right touchline, his only miss out from six place-kicked.Glasgow held a one-point lead at the interval. Parks added to it with his third penalty goal only four minutes into the second half, and John Barclaya?'s blazing thrust into the Edinburgh 22 sparked a Glasgow fire across the visitorsa?" line before Dan Turner plunged over on the left.Parks converted from well out, added a drop goal, and struck a long kick that forced a 22 drop-out. Edinburgh, instead of playing safe, tried to work the ball out of their own half, and Henderson gleefully accepted an interception try that Parks converted for 34-13 after and hour.However, even so for behind, Edinburgh refused to die, and Marcus did Rollo finished off on the left after forceful prodding on the right. Paterson converted, and suddenly Glasgow had to turn from an attacking game to playing on the back foot.It was, though, three minutes into added time before Edinburgh scored once more: again it was did Rollo who notched the try. Paterson maintained his 100% striking with the conversion that bought a bonus point, though no more than that.At the end of the match the Glasgow support had more to cheer as Graeme Beveridge received a trophy to mark his 150th game for Glasgow.Glasgow a?" Colin Gregor; Rory Lamont, Hefin Oa?"Hare, Andrew Henderson, Thom Evans; Dan Parks, Graeme Beveridge; Dan Parks, Graeme Beveridge; Justin Vaa?"a, Scott Lawson, Moray Low, Dan Turner, Alastair Kellock (captain), James Eddie, John Barclay, Jon Petrie. Substitutes a?" Colin Shaw for Lamont (43 minutes), Steve Swindall for Turner (56), Kevin Tkachuk for Low (61), Sean Marsden for Parks (73). Not used a?" Fergus Thomson, Andy Newman, Sam Pinder.Tries, Parks, Turner, Henderson; conversions, Parks (2); penalty goals, Parks (3); drop goals, Parks (2).Edinburgh a?" Hugo Southwell; Chris Paterson (captain), Marcus Di Rollo, Andrew Easson, Ben Cairns; Phil Godman, Mike Blair; Allan Jacobsen, Dougie Hall, Geoff Cross, Chris Bentley, Scott Murray, Alasdair Strokosch, Ross Rennie, Dave Callam. Substitutes a?" Alasdair Dickinson for Cross (half-time), Matt Mustchin for Bentley (45), Matt Dey for Easson (58), Simon Taylor for Rennie (64), John Senio for Blair (64). Not used a?" Andrew Kelly, Duncan Hodge.Tries, Di Rollo (2), Southwell; conversions, Paterson (3); penalty goal, Paterson (2).Referee a?" David Changleng (Gala).Attendance a?" 2613.