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April 02, 2011

Aironi Rugby 16 - 17 Glasgow Warriors

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Stadio Zaffanella on Saturday April 2nd 2011 | No comments

Ryan Grant grabbed Glasgow's second try
Glasgow Warriors secured their first away victory of edging Aironi 17-16 at the Stadio Zaffanella this afternoon.

A decisive 16 minute period before and after half-time was enough to see Glasgow edge past the Italians.

With Aironi 6-3 ahead, converted tries by Peter Murchie and Ryan Grant saw the Scottish side build up an unassailable lead.

Inspired by fly-half James Marshall, Aironi fought back but it wasn't enough to gain back-to-back victories after their morale-boosting win over Connacht last week

The first half was a war of attrition despite scrum-half Tito Tebaldi opening the scoring with a penalty.

Glasgow couldn't take advantage of back-row Josh Sole's yellow card soon after but they managed to level in the 28th minute when Ruaridh Jackson kicked over three points.

Tebaldi then restored the hosts' lead before the Scottish side scored the first try of the match as Murchie touched down with Jackson converting, to leave the score 10-6 to the away team at the break.

Looking to wrestle control of the match, Glasgow made a raft of substitutions and that seemed to work as they extended their advantage through a Grant try, Jackson once again adding the extras.

However, buoyed by their first ever Magners League victory last week, Aironi got themselves back into the game when Marshall went over for his own converted score.

Marshall then got the Italian side to within one point from another penalty.

It was substitute Glasgow stand-off Duncan Weir who had the last opportunity, but his penalty missed the target.

After the game head coach, Sean Lineen, said: ďItís just great to get that winning feeling away from home.

ďItís always hard no matter who youíre playing. Both teams were desperate but Iíll take the four points.Ē

Referee Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Attendance 2,700
Team
1
Ryan Grant
2
Pat MacArthur
3
Moray Low
4
Aly Muldowney
5
Tom Ryder
6
Robert Harley
7
Ryan Wilson
8
Richie Vernon
9
Henry Pyrgos
10
Ruaridh Jackson
11
Alex Dunbar
12
Graeme Morrison
13
Federico Aramburu
14
DTH van der Merwe
15
Peter Murchie
Sub
Dougie Hall
Sub
Jon Welsh
Sub
Kevin Tkachuk
Sub
James Eddie
Sub
John Beattie
Sub
Colin Gregor
Sub
Duncan Weir
Sub
Hefin O'Hare
Match Substitutions
Off On
Pat MacArthur Dougie Hall
Off On
Ryan Wilson John Beattie
Off On
Henry Pyrgos Colin Gregor
Off On
Alex Dunbar Hefin O'Hare
Off On
Ruaridh Jackson Duncan Weir
Off On
Tom Ryder James Eddie
Off On
Ryan Grant Jon Welsh
Off On
Moray Low Kevin Tkachuk
Scorers
Ruaridh Jackson Penalty
Peter Murchie Try 
Ruaridh Jackson Conversion
Ryan Grant Try 
Ruaridh Jackson Conversion

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