Lee Jones pleased with crucial Glasgow win after ‘bizarre’ game

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Glasgow winger Lee Jones was delighted they quickly overcame an evacuation of Scotstoun Stadium to make amends for their away defeat by Edinburgh.

The stadium was cleared of fans following a fire alarm two minutes before half-time after what Warriors described as an “isolated but contained incident” in the North Stand.

Glasgow were 3-0 up at the time and Finn Russell doubled their lead with a penalty soon after a 30-minute delay. Russell kicked another two penalties before Jones crossed in time added on to complete a 17-0 victory.

Jones told Warriors TV: “We’ve had the lights go out last season and now the fire alarm. So it was a bit bizarre but thankfully we managed to sort it out and we didn’t have to play the last two minutes of that half.

“It was almost like an extended half-time and once you got back out it was back into the game, but it was a bizarre story.”

The result makes it all square in the 1872 Cup and gave Glasgow some redemption after 14-man Edinburgh inflicted their first Guinness PRO14 defeat of the season seven days earlier.

Jones said: “It was really important for us after our result and performance last week and we got there in the end.

“Edinburgh were tough to play against and will be for the rest of the season, but we are really pleased we managed to get the win in the end and another positive was to keep them to nil.

“Guys know each other and know their strengths. At times it often cancels each other out so it comes down to the team that stays in the game and take the points when they are on opportunity.”

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill was not too downbeat after their second defeat since September.

“We created a lot of opportunities in our attacking game, which is a real positive for us, but we threw the ball away and it ultimately cost us,” Cockerill said.

“It was a very tight match, but they won the small margins because we couldn’t look after the ball.

“From where we were at the start of the season, we’re beginning to become a tough team to beat – with and without the ball. The lads worked really hard and I’m proud of the performance, and the fact that we were in the battle the entirety of the match.”

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