Glasgow Warriors 22-23 Dragons: Late heartbreak for hosts

Sean Kennedy’s strive had Glasgow forward at half of-time
Glasgow (14) 22
Tries: Lokotui, Kennedy, Matthews Cons: P Horne (2) Pen: P Horne
Dragons (10) 23
Tries: Rosser, Harris Cons: Davies (2) Pen: Davies (2) Descend purpose Davies

Brandon Thomson hit the post with a straightforward conversion in a dramatic finale as Glasgow Warriors were edged by Dragons in Legitimate14 Convention A.

Johnny Matthews crossed in added time, but Thomson might perhaps perchance presumably not snatch victory.

Hosts Glasgow had led 14-10 at half of-time after tries from Fotu Lokotui and Sean Kennedy cancelled out a Jared Rosser acquire and Sam Davies penalty.

Brok Harris crossed and Davies kicked the company six capabilities in entrance sooner than the insensible drama.

Victory moves the Welsh aspect above Glasgow into fourth set of abode, level on capabilities with Ospreys, who have performed a sport more.

The company took the lead interior 5 minutes following a lineout halt to the midway line. Davies offloaded to Rosser, who marked his 50th Dragons appearance by sprinting for the line and shrugging off two tackles, in conjunction with a high one from Niko Matawalu, to touch down.

Davies added the extras sooner than Warriors answered and Harrison Keddie used to be penalised for a ruck infringement and despatched to the sin-bin.

Warriors attach the strain on from the penalty scrum but Dragons defended effectively and bought support on prime with a Davies penalty after the teams had been evened up.

Glasgow were handed yet any other lifeline when Jack Dixon used to be sin-binned for a shoulder fee and this time the hosts took advantage as Lokotui went over on his first originate for the club.

Danny Wilson’s aspect soon went in entrance after Gash Grigg forced his manner through and released for the supporting Kennedy to dive over. Horne attach Glasgow four capabilities forward on the interval.

The lead did not closing long, though, as Dragson kicked a penalty into the corner and Harris powered over from halt vary.

Horne soon levelled with a penalty but Davies attach the Welsh aspect support in adjust with a protracted-vary penalty and fall purpose from identical distance.

The game additional slipped a long way off from the hosts when Lee Jones, in his first sport at Scotstoun for 22 months, earned a 62nd-minute yellow card for a deliberate knock-on.

Warriors suffered yet any other blow when substitute prop Alex Allan used to be taken off on a stretcher. But they rallied to set some intense strain on and Matthews regarded to have provided the distinguished 2d, good for Thomson to undergo a kicking danger.

Glasgow Warriors: Bryce, Jones, Grigg, Fergusson, Matawalu, Horne, Kennedy; Seiuli, Stewart, Pieretto, Bean, McDonald, Harley, Lokotui, Wilson (capt).

Replacements: Matthews, Allan, Rae, Bain, Ioane, Dobie, Thomson, Tagive.

Dragons: Lewis, Rosser, Dixon, Roberts, Hewitt, Davies, Williams (capt); Harris, Shipp, Jarvis, Carter, Explain, Keddie, Basham, Griffiths.

Replacements: Hibbard, Maguire, Coleman, Maksymiw, Taylor, Knoyle, Tompkins, Jenkins.

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