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February 16, 2008

Llanelli Scarlets 30 - 7 Glasgow Warriors

Celtic League match played at Stradey Park on Friday February 15th 2008 | 12 comments

Sean Lineen says his team were exposed
Glasgow's slump in form continued as they went down to a heavy defeat at Stradey Park.

Glasgow had to make a change before kick-off when they lost captain Alastair Kellock to a knee injury in the warm-up. The big Glasgow skipper looked in great pain when he was helped off minutes before the start of the Magners League game. Dan Turner came in to replace him.

The opening exchanges were scrappy but it was Glasgow who were showing more potential.

And they had an early chance to take the lead with a penalty after five minutes, only for Colin Gregor to kick short.

Llanelli's Priestland opened the scoring with a penalty after 13 minutes but even though Glasgow had number eight John Beattie sin-binned they scored the opening try through scrum-half Sam Pinder after a patient build-up.

That score was cancelled out when Scarlets scrum-half Gavin Cattle touched down after Glasgow's scrum was sent into reverse.

And three minutes before half-time Regan finished the second home try going over in the right corner after a good run by Morgan Stoddart.

It was almost all Scarlets in the second half as they scored three tries to nil with Priestland going over in the corner - a score awarded by the TMO, even though he looked to have a knee in touch.

And the bonus point was assured when prop Iestyn Thomas crossed after Glasgow's Ed Kalman had been sin-binned.

The icing on the cake was a second try for King in the dying moments which was scored courtesy of a neat grubber kick from Easterby.

After the game, Warriors head coach, Sean Lineen, said: "It was a poor game. We were exposed in a few areas. Our forwards weren't good enough and 9 and 10 didn't control the game."

On Kellock, Lineen added: "His knee just clicked out of place during the warm-up, but he's alright now."

Referee George Clancy (Ireland)
Attendance 6,190
Justin Va'a
Fergus Thomson
Moray Low
Andy Newman
Dan Turner
Steve Swindall
Calum Forrester
John Beattie
Sam Pinder
Colin Gregor
Hefin O'Hare
Daryl Gibson
Graeme Morrison
Lome Fa'atau
Bernardo Stortoni
Dougie Hall
Ed Kalman
Kevin Tkachuk
James Eddie
Ruaridh Jackson
Scott Barrow
Max Evans
Match Substitutions
Off On
Steve Swindall James Eddie
Off On
Moray Low Ed Kalman
Off On
Fergus Thomson Dougie Hall
Off On
Sam Pinder Ruaridh Jackson
Off On
Hefin O'Hare Max Evans
Off On
Daryl Gibson Scott Barrow
Off On
Justin Va'a Kevin Tkachuk
Sam Pinder Try 
Colin Gregor Conversion
Posted by Alistair on February 16, 2008 09:29 PM | Reply to this comment

That was some top qaulity garbage. Almost as bad as the infamous Ospreys game but for totally the opposite reasons. Last time it was because no bugger would pass the ball, this time it aws because no bugger would take contact. Ability to hold onto the ball was as comically inept as last time.

Posted by bossco85 on February 16, 2008 11:17 PM | Reply to this comment

absolute rubbish, there must be a reason for us being so poor, i just cant figure out what it is!!!

Posted by hambo1000 on February 17, 2008 12:49 AM | Reply to this comment

Very very very bad. Didn't lack enthusiasm but quite simply devoid of any skill. Hard to put it into words, the number of turnovers, the number of fluffed passes. We hardly even got the ball, and when we did we didn't have any idea what to do and it was taken from us so easily. So bad, made me question what I was doing standing in Waxy's watching this rubbish. So disappointed when I looked at the table this evening, all these guys that don't normally start had a great chance to shine but the fact was, nobody did, not a single player managed to. Back to the drawing board and get the finger out before the Ospreys match lads or it gonna be a bloodbath.

Posted by sunday5 on February 17, 2008 07:55 AM | Reply to this comment

How was Waxy's? Did a lot of folk turn up? I didn't see the game but it sounds like we missed Parks?

Posted by mediumsizedal on February 17, 2008 05:35 PM | Reply to this comment

We didn't miss anybody-the whole team were dreadful-worst performance I have seen this session. It's absolutely appalling that a side with so many internationalists can be taken apart so comprehensively by Llanelli seconds. Looks like a second bottom league finish-start again next season!!

Posted by The Briar on February 17, 2008 07:51 PM | Reply to this comment

I have watched the game twice for some unknown reason and I still do not understand the concept of a scrum half giving a ball to a prop forward with a standing start against a set defence. To gain nothing then either turn the ball over or it does not come out. Also why when Hefin made a break with only fullback to beat does he kick the ball away for it to go over the side line. Do these players have no confidence in there own ability to have a go or are they coached this way. I am very confused.

Posted by vicki on February 18, 2008 06:46 PM | Reply to this comment

I think a lack of confidence is a major factor in why Glasgow's form has dropped off so dramatically this season. A couple of defeats, which on paper should have been comfortable wins (Connacht, Dragons, etc...) and we don't seem to be able to bounce back.

Posted by johnnyrotten on February 18, 2008 11:40 AM | Reply to this comment

in two words colin gregor.... he was pish. let the boy go play 7's his heart isn't in glasgow.

Posted by onion boy on February 18, 2008 03:58 PM | Reply to this comment

Just two words? "He was pish " is three words.

Posted by johnnyrotten on February 21, 2008 05:19 PM | Reply to this comment

think you'll find COLIN GREGOR is TWO words

Posted by onion boy on February 21, 2008 06:04 PM | Reply to this comment

in that case practice building your sentences!

Posted by hambo1000 on February 18, 2008 08:05 PM | Reply to this comment

Sunday5 - The reserved bit of Waxy's seemed good and was very busy, to the extent that it was too full up when I arrived about 10mins into the game. Good on all those involved in the supporters club and organising the wee room in Waxy's, it's a good little set up now. Despite current form I'll still be back!

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