Convincing win for 2ndXV over Dundee
Dundee University 3rd XV 15 – 53 Glasgow University RFC 2nd XV
Like the 1st XV match which was being played next door, the game was dominated by the incredibly strong wind blowing down the length of the pitch. Glasgow played into the wind for the first half and after an early unconverted try from the home side, got on the score sheet courtesy of a try from number 8 Andrew Hemmings who broke off the back off the scrum to crash over.
Dundee replied swiftly after kicking deep into Glasgow’s half and touched down to bring the score to 12-5. Glasgow were not phased, however, and some patient attacking play through the forwards drove the team to within metres of the try line, giving scrum half Ollie Simpson the perfect opportunity to dart round the side of the ruck and bring Glasgow to within two points.
Dundee scored a penalty but again this did not deter the visitors as Stand Off Brian Mulholland crossed to bring the scores level at half time. Coach Cook was very happy with the first half performance, describing it as “the best half of the season so far” as the team did exceptionally well to score three tries in horrendous conditions. The boys in Black and Gold kicked on from there, using the wind expertly; kicking deep into the Dundee 22 with some intelligent play from 9 and 10.
Glasgow’s dominance was exemplified by the fact that the home side only visited Glasgow’s 22 once in the entire second half. Amongst the numerous scorers were forwards Andrew St Clair and Greg Blackie; the latter having another solid game on the openside. Mulholland controlled the game very well wit his kicking from all areas of the pitch.
The game ended with a telling 53-15 victory for Glasgow. Man of the Match went to number 8 and try scorer Andrew Hemmings who was ‘rewarded’ accordingly for his efforts. Another dominant display from the team and this will give them a lot of confidence going into their biggest match of the season so far; a home cup tie against Strathclyde’s 1st team. Any support that can head up to Garscube for the 2pm kick off would be greatly appreciated and would certainly aid the boys in what will be a very intense affair.