GLASGOW WARRIORS defeated Edinburgh 43-21 in the Junior (under-20s) 1872 Cup at Scotstoun this [Sunday] afternoon.
The home side raced into 19-0 lead during the opening quarter of an hour, with Iain Carmichael, Callum Folan and Andy Stirrat all crossing the try-line, while captain Euan Cunningham weighed in with two conversions.
A Matt Reid try, converted by Matt Russell, got the capital side off the mark in the 20th minute, and the scoring swung back and forth during the remainder of the half. Ali Rogers dotted down and Cunningham once again converted for Glasgow, Gregor Scougall then scored for Edinburgh with Russell converting, before a Callum Inglis try extended Glasgow’s lead to 31-14 at the break.
The scoring rate slowed down in the second half, with Rogers claiming his second try for Glasgow, Robbie Easson scoring a Russell converted try for Edinburgh, and Cameron Murphy scoring a Cunningham converted try for the home side with just two minutes to go.
Glasgow Warriors: Calum Inglis (Marr); Thomas Glendinning (Glasgow Hawks), Duncan Munn (Boroughmuir Bears S6), Ben Salmon (Stirling Wolves), Ross McKnight (Stirling County S6/Glasgow Warriors); Euan Cunningham© (Stirling County S6/Glasgow Warriors), Finlay Burgess (Glasgow Hawks); Ali Rogers (Glasgow Hawks), Iain Carmichael (Glasgow Hawks), Cammy MacMillan (Catha QP), Harry Murray (Marr), Adam Flynn (Dundee Rugby), Jake Spurway (Durham University), Tim Brown (Glasgow Hawks), Jamie McEntegart VC (GHA). Replacements: Gregor Hiddleston (GHA), Cameron Murphy (Stirling Wolves), George Ratcliff (Stirling Wolves), Callum Folan (Cartha QP), Andy Syme (Glasgow Hawks), Sinjin Broad (Marr), Andy Stirrat (GHA), Callum Stephen (Robert Gordons), Archie Falconer (Stirling Wolves), Euan McAra (Biggar), Adam Wight (Newcastle University).
Edinburgh: Kieran Clark (Southern Knights/Selkirk); Mason Cullen (Jed-Forest), Ben Pickles (Selkirk), Rory Brett (Melrose), Matt Reid (Gala); Matthew Russell (Heriot’s S6/Edinburgh Rugby), Jed Gelderbloom (Heriot’s S6/Edinburgh Rugby); Archie Bogle (Heriot’s Blues), Corey Tait (Hawick), Gregor Scougall (Currie Chieftains), Andrew Cochrane (Selkirk), Sam Frizzel (Hawick), Callum Anderson (Heriot’s Blues), Connor Sutherland (Hawick), Rudi Brown (Watsonians S6/Edinburgh Rugby). Replacements: Finlay Duraj (Loretto School), Joe Noble (Melrose), Robbie Easson (Edinburgh Accies), Alistair McCallum (Currie Chieftains), Sam Derrick (Melrose), Brodie Young (Watsonians), Murray Wilson (Gala), Zack Smith (Heriot’s).
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