Match Report – 3rd XV vs St. Andrews 2nd XV
November 10th, 2014
The 3rd XV had a hard-fought win over St. Andrews at Scotstoun, maintaining their unbeaten season. An early try from Angus Robertson following a great line onto a flat pass put Glasgow 5-0 up. St. Andrews immediately responded, a missed tackle putting them under the posts to go 7-5 ahead. Solid Glasgow defense was rewarded when Matty McConnell intercepted to streak the pitch and score. Returning stand-off Tom Marsh added the extras for a 12-7 lead. Some good tactical kicking off penalties put Glasgow in a good position, and a further penalty for a dangerous tackle led to points with Tom Marsh slotting again for a 15-7 lead at the break. Glasgow started the second half as they finished the first, with some clinical hands in the backs allowing Iain Currie to score in the corner. 20-7 to Glasgow, and momentum continued. Penalties allowed corners to be kicked, and a textbook driving maul off the lineout allowed Charlie Thompson to score. The conversion was judged to have fallen short to much protest, leaving it at 25-7. St. Andrews rallied, another missed tackle allowing them under the posts to keep them in the game at 25-14. They then seized the initiative and broke again, getting in under the posts for a third time to bring them to a flattering 25-21. But with 5 minutes to go, some excellent running lines gave Iain Currie the space for an excellent finish in the corner and a well deserved 30-21 scalp for the 3rd XV.