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March 18, 2022

Glasgow Warriors 30 - 17 Edinburgh

United Rugby Championship match played at Scotstoun on Friday March 18th 2022 | No comments

Josh McKay's try proved to be the pivotal moment in Glasgow's win
Glasgow Warriors got the better of Edinburgh in an entertaining URC meeting at Scotstoun this evening.

As well as lifting them to third in the URC table, the win also gives Warriors a 30-17 advantage to take into the second leg of the 1872 Cup.

Elsewhere, scored a double before limping off as the Warriors beat Edinburgh 30-17 at Scotstoun.

Glasgow flanker Tom Gordon - who eventually limped off - twice put the hosts in front before Glen Young and Boan Venter responded.

The pivotal moment proved to be a breakaway try from Josh McKay in the 56th minute which saw the home side go on to dominate possession and close out the win.

Glasgow started the quicker of the two teams and might have scored even earlier than their ninth-minute opener.

A stolen line-out and a deliberate knock-on from Edinburgh winger Emiliano Boffelli, who escaped a yellow card, held up Warriors before the combined efforts of Henry Immelman and Matt Currie stopped Cole Forbes going over in the corner.

The breakthrough came from some close-range pressure when Gordon wriggled over.

Glasgow failed to deal with Edinburgh's kick-off when Jack Dempsey let the ball bounce and McKay's kick was charged down behind the try line. Edinburgh turned the screw in the corner and Glen Young eventually converted the pressure in the 14th minute despite Johnny Matthews' efforts to hold the ball up.

The Warriors got back on top and it was a mistake from the visitors that led to the third try of the game in the 29th minute.

Jaco van der Walt's kick was flat and short and straight into the hands of Sebastian Cancelliere. The wing fed Stafford McDowall, who set up Gordon to go over after a dummy.

Edinburgh responded positively and McKay did well to hold up Currie after the centre burst through the lines. Edinburgh cut the gap through Boffelli's penalty, but Weir restored the Glasgow's seven-point lead just before the interval.

Edinburgh re-started strongly and benefited from a second penalty in quick succession when Venter went over. Boffelli levelled the scores.

The game turned on Cancelliere picking up a loose ball inside his own half as Edinburgh attacked. The Argentinian wing drove forward and infield knowing that McKay was overlapping and his clever no-look pass took three Edinburgh players out the game as the full-back ran up the right wing to cross.

The Warriors got some more control of the game, with substitute Ross Thompson's kicking adding eight further points as well as keeping Edinburgh on the back foot.

Referee Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Attendance 7,351
Man of the Match Jamie Dobie
Murphy Walker
Johnny Matthews
Simon Berghan
Scott Cummings
Richie Gray
Ryan Wilson
Tom Gordon
Jack Dempsey
Jamie Dobie
Duncan Weir
Cole Forbes
Stafford McDowall
Robbie Fergusson
Sebastian Cancelliere
Josh McKay
Grant Stewart
Nathan McBeth
Ewan McQuillin
Kiran McDonald
Ally Miller
Jordan Lenac
Ross Thompson
Sione Tuipulotu
Match Substitutions
Off On
Simon Berghan Nathan McBeth
Off On
Robbie Fergusson Sione Tuipulotu
Off On
Ryan Wilson Kiran McDonald
Off On
Tom Gordon Ally Miller
Off On
Duncan Weir Ross Thompson
Off On
Johnny Matthews Grant Stewart
Off On
Murphy Walker Ewan McQuillin
Off On
Jamie Dobie Jordan Lenac
Tom Gordon Try 
Duncan Weir Conversion
Tom Gordon Try 
Duncan Weir Conversion
Duncan Weir Penalty
Josh McKay Try 
Ross Thompson Conversion
Ross Thompson Penalty
Ross Thompson Penalty