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Kellock hails defence


Alastair Kellock hailed Glasgow's defence

Alastair Kellock hailed Glasgow's defence

Alastair Kellock hailed Glasgow's defence

Glasgow captain Alastair Kellock hailed his side's defence after the Warrior s climbed back to the top of the Guinness PRO12 table thanks to a 16-6 victory over Edinburgh.

Edinburgh were unable to take advantage of early position, with Sam Hidalgo-Clyne's early penalty cancelled out by Duncan Weir.

Glasgow finished the half stronger to lead 13-3 at the turn thanks to a try by Josh Strauss to finish the best move of the game with Weir converting.

The second half was no more exciting than the first with sub Tom Heathcote pulling back three points for Edinburgh before Weir's second penalty ensured Edinburgh did not get a losing bonus point.

The margin of the win means that all is still to play for as to the destiny of the 1872 Cup when the teams meet again next Friday at Murrayfield.

Kellock said: "Edinburgh had a good first half and we expected their physicality, so our defence had to be outstanding, and it was.

"The boys were not just tackling, that was tackling with bite."

Lock Kellock was given the man-of-the-match award but said his line out job had not been difficult and instead p aid tribute to Glasgow hooker Pat McArthur.

"His basics are so good, he made the line out easy for me," Kellock said.

Kellock also highlighted the play of centre Peter Horne who was the link man for Glasgow's try, between Sean Lamont and Strauss.

He said: "He has outstanding qualities: passing, speed, physicality - these are the qualities that win you games."

Disappointed Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons admitted errors at crucial times had proved costly.

He said: "We turned over to much ball and as a result our field position suffered.

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"One or two errors cost us dearly.

"Tommy Brown is an excellent tackler but he got bowled over."

However, Solomons believes Edinburgh can overhaul the 10-point deficit in the return leg.

He added: "It is not an impossible task, if we cut down on errors."

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