Bradley upbeat despite late Glasgow fightback

Guinness PRO12 Editor

27 Dec 2011


Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley insists he was happy to get a point against rivals Glasgow, despite throwing away a lead right at the death.

A Ross Rennie try and two from Tim Visser kept Edinburgh in front as Al Kellock and Colin Shaw replied for the visiting Glasgow.

But with the clock ticking Ruaridh Jackson went over to tie the game at 23-23, however it could have been much worse for Bradley and co with the fly-half striking the post with a late penalty attempt.

And considering the final few minutes of the game, there was no dampening Bradley’s mood despite Glasgow’s late comeback.

"Glasgow are nine points ahead of us in this league and deservedly so,” he said.

"They weren't going to give up easily. A couple of things went our way at the start of the second half and then they did what they do, which is kept the pressure on us, and we weren't able to close out the game.

"The two tries we got in the second half were exceptional work by the boys and for Tim to get the call on the TMO was great.

"Glasgow, as we knew, came back at us and we just weren't able to control the last 20 minutes. They were very dominant in the last 20 minutes and kept us under pressure.

"With a couple of minutes to go it was looking difficult for us and they had two kicks to win it.

"From 20 minutes out I was delighted with a potential win and with two minutes to go I was happy enough to get a draw."


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