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November 01, 2015

Glasgow Warriors 31 - 19 Ospreys

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Scotstoun on Sunday November 1st 2015 | No comments

Leone Nakarawa put in Sean Lamont for Glasgow's opening try
Glasgow Warriors grabbed a try with the last play of the game to grab a bonus point win over Ospreys at Scotstoun this afternoon.

Sean Lamont, Greg Peterson, Alex Allen and Taqele Naiyaravoro crossed for Glasgow as Duncan Weir kicked 11 points, with Ospreys' tally coming from Dan Baker's late try and 14 points from the boot of Dan Biggar.

Ospreys led 9-8 at the interval but could not hold on as they saw both Josh Matavesi and Ryan Bevington sin binned at the start of the second period en route to a fifth defeat.

Glasgow kicked off in front of a full Scotstoun in excellent conditions and within two minutes stand-off Weir was slotting over the second of two penalties conceded by Ospreys to put his side ahead.

The visitors countered with a long-range effort from Biggar, who seven minutes later put the Welsh region in front with another kick from distance.

Glasgow settled into their off-loading game while Ospreys were largely content to kick for position.

On the half-hour mark, Glasgow's style finally paid off. Pressure along the Ospreys goal line ended with Leone Nakarawa slipping the ball to Lamont who touched down for his 25th PRO12 try.

Weir, having just missed a long penalty, failed with a difficult conversion attempt but Glasgow still led 8-6.

However, Ospreys were back in front again before half-time as Biggar showed his prowess from distance once more with a penalty in the 37th minute, giving his side the lead going into the second half.

The lead changed hands three more times in the opening 10 minutes of the second half.

Firstly Weir struck home a penalty which was soon replicated by Biggar.

Then, in the 49th minute, referee Peter Fitzgibbon sin binned Ospreys centre Matavesi and the Warriors immediately turned up the pressure, driving a line out and finally Peterson, on his starting debut, scored by the posts. Weir converted to open a Glasgow lead of 18-12.

Weir soon added another penalty and with all the play in the Ospreys' 22 visiting replacement Bevington was the next man sent to the sin bin.

Glasgow's third try was a replica of the second with substitute prop Allan getting the unconverted touch down in the 65th minute.

A breakaway try by Baker converted by Biggar seemed to have earned Ospreys a losing bonus point, but in the last act of the match Naiyaravoro grabbed Glasgow's fourth try and the extra point for the champions.

Referee Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
Attendance 6,650
Man of the Match Leone Nakarawa
Team
1
Gordon Reid
2
Pat MacArthur
3
Sila Puafisi
4
Greg Peterson
5
Leone Nakarawa
6
Robert Harley
7
Simone Favaro
8
Ryan Wilson
9
Mike Blair
10
Duncan Weir
11
Lee Jones
12
Peter Horne
13
Richie Vernon
14
Sean Lamont
15
Tommy Seymour
Sub
James Malcolm
Sub
Alex Allan
Sub
Michael Cusack
Sub
Scott Cummings
Sub
Chris Fusaro
Sub
Ali Price
Sub
Sam Johnson
Sub
Taqele Naiyaravoro
Match Substitutions
Off On
Simone Favaro Chris Fusaro
Off On
Gordon Reid Alex Allan
Off On
Sila Puafisi Zander Fagerson
Off On
Mike Blair Ali Price
Off On
Leone Nakarawa Scott Cummings
Off On
Lee Jones Taqele Naiyaravoro
Off On
Richie Vernon Sam Johnson
Scorers
Duncan Weir Penalty
Sean Lamont Try 
Duncan Weir Penalty
Greg Peterson Try 
Duncan Weir Conversion
Duncan Weir Penalty
Alex Allan Try 
Taqele Naiyaravoro Try