2nd XV defeat Edinburgh Uni 3rds
Before the game Glasgow were under no illusions to how hard and how important this fixture was going to be in their campaign to win the league this season. Although it was a typically chilly winter afternoon, the conditions were perfect for pragmatic, attacking rugby and both teams endeavoured to make the most of the opportunity to throw the ball around. Glasgow dominated the early exchanges and exerted a lot of pressure on Edinburgh in terms of both territory and possession. This pressure turned into points as Brian Mulholland side-stepped his way through the defence from 10 metres out to dive over to the side of the posts. Knaggs added the extras to bring the score to 7-0 to Glasgow.
The home side didn’t lower the intensity as the match entered its last quarter and the introduction of the bench players provided more grunt up front. With mere minutes left, Docherty added another try to his tally this season in similar fashion to his first as another Glasgow driving maul resulted in a score. The conversion was missed but the match was all but sewn up by this point. However, Edinburgh to their credit did not give up and scored with the last play of the game. The match ended 20-10 and the team must be commended for a hard fought victory over their main rivals for promotion.The first half of the season was then finished off by our annual Christmas dinner which saw 80 boys descend upon the grosvenor cafe before heading around the west end for a good game of ‘pub golf’.
As expected, this was a very fitting end to what has been a successful season so far.The next training session is likely to be our ‘mid-season training camp’ which is due to take from the 8th-10th January (the week before Uni starts back). This will be similar to the pre-season camp for those that were there and will include gym, fitness and rugby sessions.