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Adam Ashe saves Glasgow Warriors blushes against Treviso

Glasgow 13-6 Treviso

Published 28/11/2015

Late try: Adam Ashe crossed the line for Glasgow
Late try: Adam Ashe crossed the line for Glasgow

Adam Ashe's late try helped Glasgow Warriors to a hard-fought 13-6 victory over Treviso on a bleak night at Scotstoun.

This ended up as a show of front-eight strength for Glasgow after being outmuscled in their Champions Cup 26-15 defeat to Northampton last week.

It was a win chiselled out from as much of Treviso's anaemic attack, which showed flickers of life, but the visitors were ultimately handed their 17th consecutive Guinness Pro12 loss.

Leading 6-3 at the half-time interval, Treviso mounted a brief period of superiority, Jason Hayward missing a third kickable penalty which could have left Glasgow with an enormous mountain to climb, until the home side sparked into life in the final 10 minutes.

Ashe rescued his side seven minutes from time, darting under the posts after a rare period of sustained pick-and-go pressure. Duncan Weir, a second-half replacement for an out-of-sorts Finn Russell, added the conversion and rubber-stamped the points with a penalty two minutes later to seal the victory.

Treviso made their home in Glasgow territory for most of an uneventful opening 40.

The second half was a grind for the Warriors. Treviso again began the better of the two before eventually tiring in the final quarter when Ashe pounced to grab the vital try.

Edinburgh had a 32-13 bonus-point win over the Dragons at Murrayfield to go sixth in the PRO12 table.

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