February 19, 2022
Glasgow Warriors 13 - 3 Benetton
United Rugby Championship match played at Scotstoun on Saturday February 19th 2022 | No comments
Ollie Smith went over for Glasgow's first try and took the man-of-the-match award Tries from Ollie Smith and Jack Dempsey helped Glasgow to a win over Benetton in this evening's URC meeting at Scotstoun.
It was a dour affair played in difficult conditions but Danny Wilson's side have now won five URC matches on the bounce.
An exchange of penalties between Glasgow's Domingo Miotti and Tomas Albornoz of Benetton made it 3-3 in the opening minutes if the first half.
Rufus McLean looked like he'd claimed the first try of the match when he hacked a loose ball into the in-goal area and then has the pace to beat Benetton's cover defence.
But referee Frank Murphy viewed the video replay and ruled that the ball had not been properly grounded.
This seemed to spark some life into Glasgow's play Warriors and full-back Ollie Smith showed impressive strength to shrug off three tackles on his way to the line. Miotti wasn't able to add the extras
Benetton enjoyed most of the possession and territory during the final 10 minutes of the first half but couldn't add to their points tally despite an audacious drop-goal attempt from halfway by winger Rhyno Smith which missed on the left.
Warriors went over for their second try when Jack Dempsey muscled over just before the hour mark.
With rain pouring down conditions were tough, and both teams struggled to assert themselves in an attacking sense.
Warriors had more control and enjoyed another lengthy spell in the Benetton 22, but they could not make it count any further on the scoreboard.
"First of all, it was difficult conditions," said Glasgow head coach Danny Wilson afterwards. "But it's another win at home which is the most important thing and a chance to move up the league.
"The positive was our defensive performance, which was outstanding. We kept them out really well.
"But, unfortunately, we struggled with the ball to string much together. So we're a little bit disappointed with how we attacked. But it's a home win."