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August 23, 2020
Edinburgh 30 - 15 Glasgow Warriors
GUINNESS PRO14 match played at Murrayfield on Saturday August 22nd 2020 | No comments
Peter Horne went over for Glasgow's first try Any slim hopes of Glasgow participating in the PRO14 play-offs ended in defeat to Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Scores from Peter Horne and Adam Hastings gave Glasgow a half-time advantage but two second half tries from Edinburgh secured their own place in the last four.
New Glasgow Head Coach Danny Wilson told glasgowwarriors.org: "There was a lot of scrappy play from both sides, really.
"We came off second-best in terms of discipline, and some big calls around the contact area didn't go our way. Credit to Edinburgh, they put us under pressure in that area early on. There were then a couple of key moments where we didn't get out of our half well enough, and they came away with points.
"Those were pivotal moments in the game and it went their way. There was a fair bit of error from both sides compared to a normal game, and errors led to some scrappy rugby. We just didn't build well enough when we got possession.
"When we did hold on to the ball, I thought we showed promise - the second try we scored showed what we can do when we build phases in the opposition 22, we just didn't do that often enough."
The two sides will do it all again in just six days' time at Murrayfield to complete the double-header. With his side now out of contention for a place in the semi-finals, the match nonetheless provides an opportunity for Wilson to continue preparations for the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign.
"It'll take a fair bit of time to build to the standard we want to reach, as it will for everyone after the six-month layoff," said Wilson.
"We want to play with speed and tempo, and whilst we did that at times it ended in error on too many occasions. I'm confident it'll get better and better as the boys get back into more and more action, though - remember this is their first hit-out for a long time.
"For a first hit-out, though, there were definitely positives there for us to work on. It was the first chance for me to look at players and combination in a live situation. We've got a short turnaround now, and we'll look to work on some things before Friday."