Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Dragons overcome Glasgow

Published 12/09/2010 | 19:32

Robin Sowden-Taylor
Robin Sowden-Taylor

Newport Gwent Dragons erased the misery of a thumping defeat by Connacht last week to secure a first Magners League victory of the season, 23-11, against Glasgow at Rodney Parade.

First-half tries from Robin Sowden-Taylor and Aled Brew did the damage as the Dragons roared into a considerable advantage and left Glasgow in trouble. But it came at a cost for the Welsh side as inspirational fly-half Jason Tovey, who booted the opening penalty of the day, was forced off after only eight minutes with a leg problem.

Glasgow counterpart Ruaridh Jackson levelled the match with his opening penalty but, from there, the Dragons were in charge. Tovey's replacement Matthew Jones kicked two penalties and converted both of the home tries.

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