Click here for photos of Connacht's luckless Magners League defeat to the Glasgow Warriors at Hughenden.
Picturedabove: Glasgow hooker Scott Lawson - on as a replacement - tries to dispossess Connacht's Paul Warwick, who landed a late penaltyas the westerners went in search for a losing bonus point.
They got two bonus points in the end - with replacement back row Brendan O'Connor and winger Darren Yapp scoring two late tries. Yapp's effort, two minutes into injury-time, was his second try in four league games.
The hard-working Ray Ofisa wasone of Connacht's most influential players on Friday night, especiallywith ball-in-hand and in the tackle. He also scored his second try forthe province in as many games. The 26-year-old Samoan flanker hassettled in well in Galway since his move from North Otago in August.
Scotland out-half Dan Parks' try,just before half-time, proved crucial for the Warriors. Parks alsokicked four conversions and two penalties for a 19-point haul.
Glasgow centre Graeme Morrison, who dovetailed well with Andrew Henderson, manages to slice his way through the Connacht midfield with Paul Warwickin hot pursuit. Despite the win, Warriors coach Sean Lineen admittedafterwards: "We won but it was a frustrating night. At times wewitnessed some sublime rugby but the players are just not backing it upwith real self belief and individual responsibility."
The relief is palpable for Glasgow as John Barclay and Scott Barrow congratulate Graeme Morrison on scoring his try, which saw him beat three defenders. The centre's 63rd-minute score helped the Warriors go 36-16 in front.
Graeme Morrison gets it in the ear from Connacht lock David Gannon, whohas lined out in seven of the province's eight league games so far thisseason. The Dubliner, who is a former Ireland Under-21, is 'officially'a centimetre smaller than his regular second row partner, the198cm-tall Andrew Farley!
**All photos by Dave Gibson for Inpho Photography**
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