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August 23, 2012

Glasgow Warriors 6 - 15 Exeter Chiefs

Friendly match played at Millbrae on Thursday August 23rd 2012 | No comments

Duncan Weir kicked Glasgow's only points
Glasgow's final pre-season match ended in disappointment as they went down 15-6 to Exeter Chiefs at Millbrae tonight.

Exeter held the upper hand in the first-half but the visitors were frustrated by some good defensive work From Glasgow.

Both teams missed penalty opportunities before Duncan Weir was on target to give the Warriors a 3-0 lead at the interval.

In the second period the Chiefs went ahead with hooker Whitehead driving over from close range for an unconverted try.

A second Weir penalty on 56 minutes gave the lead back to the Warriors but the fly-half missed with another two chances to extend their lead.

Sustained Exeter pressure saw finally told when Hanks crossed from five metres out.

Steenson added the extras before closing out the game with a penalty.

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend said: "I was very pleased with the effort, particularly in defence, and the understanding is coming in how we want to play. Obviously, you want to win, but itís about winning next week and right now the focus is on preparing so that we are at our best to beat Ulster when the league starts.

"I was really pleased with the captain's lead of Finlay Gillies and the development players Fraser Thomson, Adam Ashe, Sean Kennedy and George Hunter. We've improved with each game, and training game, in pre-season so I'm looking forward to next week."

The Warriors play their first RaboDirect PRO12 game of the new campaign, against Ulster at Ravenhill on Friday 31 August.

Referee Andrew McMenemy (SRU)
Team
1
Gordon Reid
2
Finlay Gillies
3
Moray Low
4
Tom Ryder
5
Nick Campbell
6
Adam Ashe
7
John Barclay
8
Ryan Wilson
9
Henry Pyrgos
10
Duncan Weir
11
DTH van der Merwe
12
Peter Horne
13
Byron McGuigan
14
Tommy Seymour
15
Fraser Thomson
Sub
Michael Cusack
Sub
George Hunter
Sub
James Eddie
Sub
Angus Macdonald
Sub
Chris Fusaro
Sub
Graeme Morrison
Sub
Peter Murchie
Sub
Scott Wight
Sub
Sean Kennedy
Sub
Ryan Grant
Match Substitutions
Off On
Byron McGuigan Graeme Morrison
Off On
Tom Ryder Angus Macdonald
Off On
Adam Ashe James Eddie
Off On
Moray Low Michael Cusack
Off On
John Barclay Chris Fusaro
Off On
Fraser Thomson Peter Murchie
Off On
Henry Pyrgos Sean Kennedy
Off On
Duncan Weir Scott Wight
Off On
Gordon Reid George Hunter
Scorers
Duncan Weir Penalty
Duncan Weir Penalty