“A win is a win and we will move forward into next week” | Sam Johnson

“A win is a win and we will move forward into next week” | Sam Johnson

Friday night saw Glasgow Warriors hold strong and secure a home quarter final against the Scarlets, a result that Sam Johnson says was key to maintaining recent momentum.

The heavens opened shortly after kick-off on Saturday night providing very wet and cold conditions for both teams. The game was well fought with only one point separating the two teams at half time, but the home side held firm.

Sam Johnson was glad for the win despite the weather.  He spoke with glasgowwarriors.org after the game and the exhaustion from playing in the weather was evident. He said, “It was wet and cold but a win is a win so we are going to take it.

“I’m not sure how much we will get out of tonight, but we will take what we can and go forward into next week.

“We just had to stick to our processes. At half time we said that with the weather conditions we could use our kicking game more, especially for those contestables and then feed off any mistakes they made.

“I thought the boys did that really well.  It wasn’t exactly free flowing rugby that we would like to play and that the supporters would like to see us play, but we will take the win.”

Friday night’s game was also Plaster It Purple with Leidos, to raise money for Glasgow Children Hospital Charity.  The total on the night raised was over £16,000 raised and saw many supporters turn up in purple and the Warriors play in purple socks.

“It was such an awesome effort by everyone involved.  It puts things in perspective with life that there is so much more than just rugby.

“Any little contribution we can do is important, especially when we come together with the fans.  When we come together as one it is really awesome, whether that is someone donating what they can or someone like Ryan Wilson cutting his hair.  Plus, everyone wearing purple for Plaster It Purple is really good to see.

“We really appreciate the support from the Warrior Nation, especially when the weather is that bad.  It’s always encouraging for us on the pitch to hear them in the stands.”

Glasgow Warriors next home game is against Connacht in the final league game of the regular season.  Tickets and more information can be found here.

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