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Glasgow are denied by Dan Evans after thrilling draw

Ospreys 20-20 Glasgow

Published 01/02/2016

Just in time: Dan Evans scored a late try for Ospreys
Just in time: Dan Evans scored a late try for Ospreys

Ospreys and Glasgow played out an entertaining 20-20 draw in the Guinness Pro12 clash at the Liberty Stadium.

Ospreys were indebted to full-back Dan Evans' try 11 minutes from time which helped to draw the scores level after wing Eli Walker had crossed in the first half. Man of the match Sam Davies supplied 10 points with the boot, although he missed a late drop goal.

For Glasgow there were tries for wing Rory Hughes and replacement prop Gordon Reid. Outside-half Duncan Weir kicked two penalties and two conversions.

The result leaves Ospreys and Glasgow still out of the Pro12 Champions Cup qualification places in seventh and eighth respectively.

Glasgow came out of the blocks well as Ospreys struggled to deal with wave after wave of early attacks. The positive start earned Glasgow two Weir penalties in the first eight minutes.

Ospreys were struggling to get decent possession from the line-out but it was from that platform they scored a brilliant converted try on 24 minutes through Walker with Davies adding the extras.

But Ospreys' 10-6 lead was short-lived, with Glasgow wing Hughes finishing off a great team try.

Glasgow went into half-time 13-10 up but it could have been more had Weir not been off target with a long-range effort - the final action of the half.

Davies drew the scores level with a penalty four minutes after the restart before Reid crashed over after good work down the right by wing Jones.

Ospreys' Evans eventually scored with Davies converting to lock the scores at 20-20.

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