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December 10, 2022

Bath 19 - 22 Glasgow Warriors

European Challenge Cup match played at The Rec on Saturday December 10th 2022 | No comments

Lewis Bean opened the scoring for Glasgow
Glasgow Warriors opened their EPCR Challenge Cup campaign with a hard-fought win over Bath at The Rec.

A late penalty from Duncan Weir sealed Glasgow's second away win in a week and put them top of Group A with Perpignan due at Scotstoun next week.

Hugh Jones' try just before the interval gave Glasgow the lead after Bath had levelled it at 12-12 through Wesley White and Fergus Lee-Warner, having conceding two early scores from Lewis Bean and George Turner.

Warriors should have increased their lead after the break when Bean was held up and Domingo Miotti had a toe in touch as he dived into the corner.

The hosts started to dominate territory and possession and after some desperate Glasgow defence - and a yellow card for Bean -Matt Gallagher eventually went over to draw Bath level against 14 men.

But Weir's penalty ensured the four points were were going back to Glasgow,

"I'm extremely proud," Head Coach Franco Smith said post-match. "To have a good team, you must have a good squad and we showed that today.

"The scoreline apart, the character the players showed and the way they went about their business was what we need in our squad and in our environment. So I was really proud of that.

"I think everyone stepped up to the plate today. That's what we asked - to forget about where we were playing, to play with enthusiasm and belief in our systems. We got that.

"We're actually disappointed, because we created so many opportunities that weren't converted. We should have scored at least another once or twice in the first half, and then in the second we camped on the line, got held up and were turned over.

"That was a pity, but the way we stuck to our guns when they scored on the other side and it went to 19-all, you could clearly see that the guys were concentrating on what they had to do, not what they wanted to do."

Referee Adrien Marbot (France)
Man of the Match Ollie Smith
Jamie Bhatti
George Turner
Simon Berghan
Lewis Bean
JP du Preez
Ryan Wilson
Cameron Neild
Jack Mann
Jamie Dobie
Domingo Miotti
Rufus McLean
Stafford McDowall
Huw Jones
Kyle Steyn
Ollie Smith
Angus Fraser
Nathan McBeth
Lucio Sordoni
Richie Gray
Euan Ferrie
Sean Kennedy
Duncan Weir
Walter Fifita
Match Substitutions
Off On
Jamie Dobie Sean Kennedy
Off On
Jack Mann Euan Ferrie
Off On
Simon Berghan Lucio Sordoni
Off On
JP du Preez Richie Gray
Off On
Domingo Miotti Duncan Weir
Off On
George Turner Angus Fraser
Off On
Jamie Bhatti Nathan McBeth
Off On
Ryan Wilson Walter Fifita
Lewis Bean Try 
George Turner Try 
Domingo Miotti Conversion
Huw Jones Try 
Domingo Miotti Conversion
Duncan Weir Penalty