Match Report – G.U.R.F.C. 3rd XV 22- 22 Strathclyde 2nd XV (Conference Cup, 15-10-14)
Strathclyde made an excellent start to the game, scoring a try in the corner after some missed tackles from Glasgow. The home team continued to attack the Glasgow line, however some heroic defense from Iain Currie ensured that the score remained 5-0. Matty McConnell then made a break from Glasgow’s first attack of the game, which led to Sam Cupples finishing off a well worked try. Strathclyde scored twice before the first half was finished, both tries going unconverted to leave the score 15-5 to the hosts.
Glasgow showed a lot of character in the second half after being dominated in the first 40 minutes. Matty McConnell scored an excellent solo try after kicking the ball nearly the length of the pitch after Strathclyde dropped the ball in Glasgow’s 22. Iain Currie then scored after good work from the Glasgow backline, leaving the visitors in the lead by 4 points with 15 minutes left. However, Strathclyde responded strongly and were rewarded with a converted try in the closing stages of the match. Glasgow were then given a penalty just outside the Strathclyde 22, which Kyle Henderson kicked to give Glasgow a hard fought draw. Calum Holland was awarded man of the match for an outstanding display in both defense and attack. An excellent result against a team who play in a league above Glasgow, and a big scalp for the 3rd XV.