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November 23, 2012
Glasgow Warriors 0 - 6 Leinster
GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Scotstoun on Friday November 23rd 2012 | No comments
Josh Strauss punched holes in the Leinster line, but Glasgow couldn't capitalise Glasgow's winning run in the PRO12 came to an end with a defeat to Leinster in a dour game at Scotstoun.
Head coach Gregor Townsend said: "I thought we defended very well in the first half but we didn't capitalise on the pressure we had in the second. We dominated the territory in the second forty but found it difficult to string more than three phases of play together.
"We made some mistakes, whether of our own making or through the weather, but I thought it was a game we could have won."
Ian Madigan put the visitors ahead with a penalty and they continued to press throughout the opening quarter.
A yellow card for Tom Ryder piled further pressure on the hosts, but the Irish province struggled to take the opportunities that presented themselves.
Glasgow's scramble defence was excellent and they rode out the period with Ryder off the field.
But both sides were finding it difficult to hold on to the ball and the half ended with Leinster narrowly in the lead.
The match continued in the same vein in the second period with Leinster having most of the early pressure.
Chris Fusaro became the second Warriors' player to be sin-binned as they once again succumbed to their own ill-discipline. And Madigan made no mistake from the resultant chance to extend the visitors' advantage to 6-0 with 30 minutes remaining.
Glasgow finally found a foothold in the match but opportunities went begging as Pete Horne and Scott Wight both missed from the tee, and that ended their hopes of a comeback.
The Warriors now travel to Munster and Thomond Park as they look to bounce back from their first defeat in the RaboDirect PRO12 in seven matches.