Glasgow 23-22 Edinburgh: Hosts stage 1872 Cup collection at 1-1 with Pro14 win
|Glasgow Warriors (9) 23|
|Tries: Fagerson, Turner Con: Thompson (2) Pens: Thompson (3)|
|Edinburgh (10) 22|
|Tries: Farndale, Dean, Sau Con: Van der Walt, Bennett Pen: Van der Walt|
Glasgow Warriors had a last-minute let-off as they edged an exciting 1872 Cup second-leg tie towards Edinburgh.
Jaco van der Walt’s missed conversion after an Eroni Sau attempt preserved the hosts’ one-point lead and moved them off the underside of Pro14 Convention A.
Edinburgh had been 10-9 up on the interval due to Jamie Farndale’s attempt earlier than Glasgow roared again as Matt Fagerson and George Turner each crossed.
A surprising Chris Dean rating decreased the deficit and arrange the dramatic finale.
However Danny Wilson’s aspect survived to stage the collection at 1-1 and arrange a decider as they try to say the trophy for the primary time in 4 years.
Glasgow transfer as much as fourth within the standings, whereas Edinburgh stay second backside of Convention B.
Within the sides’ earlier assembly a fortnight in the past, a turgid contest remained scoreless till the sixty fifth minute earlier than Edinburgh eked out a 10-7 win.
There was no delay within the motion heating up this time, with Warriors’ 21-year-old stand-off Thompson marking his first skilled begin with two penalties earlier than Edinburgh responded with one from Jaco van der Walt.
Turner was sin-binned 34 after minutes when he thrust his shoulder into Grant Gilchrist’s midriff off the ball, and Edinburgh rapidly capitalised regardless of Huw Jones’ excellent try-saving sort out on Jamie Farndale within the far nook.
The guests labored the ball throughout to the left earlier than rapidly switching again to the fitting as Blair Kinghorn and Dean fed the ball to Farndale, a late substitute for the injured Jack Blain, who this time was free to run in for the rating.
Glasgow trimmed the deficit again to at least one simply earlier than the break as Thompson booted his third penalty, capitalising on a weird passage of play during which Edinburgh scrum-half Nic Groom booted the ball out, complicated the horn of a passing prepare for the half-time whistle.
And Glasgow then surged forward with two scores inside the primary 11 minutes of the second half.
Fagerson smashed over after affected person build-up play earlier than Turner barged by way of from a pushed line-out following a yellow card for van der Walt for slowing up a Glasgow assault by not rolling away.
However the 14-man guests hit again instantly as Dave Cherry pierced the road earlier than Hamish Watson launched Dean to attain subsequent to the posts.
Glasgow needed to see out the ultimate 5 minutes a person down when Jones was subsequent to be proven yellow for illegally slowing an Edinburgh assault.
And Sau gave Edinburgh the possibility to win the match with 90 seconds remaining when he powered down the road to attain, however van der Walt’s conversion from close to the touchline crept extensive.
Man of the match Thompson missed a last-minute penalty, however Glasgow secured simply their third Pro14 victory in a troublesome season.
Glasgow: H Jones; L Jones, Grigg, Fergusson, McLean; Thompson, Worth; Seiuli, Turner, Fagerson, Grey, S Cummings, Wilson (capt), Gordon, Fagerson.
Replacements: Matthews, Lambert, Pieretto, Nakarawa, Harley, Dobie, Thomson, Smith.
Edinburgh: Kinghorn; Farndale, Bennett, Dean, Sau; van der Walt, Groom; Sutherland, Cherry, Berghan, Hodgson, Gilchrist, Bradbury, Watson, Mata.
Replacements: Willemse, Schoeman, Nel, Haining, Crosbie, Pyrgos, Chamberlain, Johnstone.