Allan Glen’s battle hard to win bonus point

Allan Glens RC'Glen fighting for possesion'12th November 2011'Pic: Roberto Cavieres
Allan Glens RC'Glen fighting for possesion'12th November 2011'Pic: Roberto Cavieres

GLENS gave the league leaders a fright on Saturday with a second half display that did them credit.

Allan Glen’s.................. 17

GHK........................... 23

The first half was all pressure from the visitors and it was only a stubborn defence that kept GHK from running away with the game.

After 20 minutes of sustained pressure Fleming touched down for the Anniesland side and converted his own try. He repeated the act 10 minutes later but failed with the conversion.

Things looked bleak for the home side, but just before the break Thomson stroked over a well-taken penalty for Glens – making a half-time score of 3-12.

Immediately after the restart Glens came to life and a good backs move saw McKeown score Glens’ first try. Thomson converted.

The visitors were then awarded a penalty which Fleming made no mistake in kicking to make the score 12 -15, but a few minutes later a superb drive by the home forwards saw Gray touch down.

Thomson made no mistake in converting – putting Glens in the lead for the first time with a score line of 17-15.

However, a drop goal by Fleming from close range and under severe pressure from the Glens back row gave the lead back to the visitors and a try by Parker just before the whistle, from a defensive error by the Bishopbriggs side, gave GHK the match points.

This was a great game from a spectator’s point of view and credit to both sides for putting on a excellent display of open rugby.

Allan Glen’s 2ndXV............. 31

Hillhead/Jordanhill 2A......... 5

A GOOD all-round performance by the Bishopbriggs side gave them some badly- needed points.