Exeter's 31-31 draw against Glasgow Warriors takes them to quarter-finals

Nikola Matawalu scored the decisive final try for Glasgow Warriors
Nikola Matawalu scored the decisive final try for Glasgow Warriors

Glasgow 31-31 Exeter Chiefs, Scotstoun Stadium

Nikola Matawalu scored the decisive try in the 63rd minute while Adam Hastings kicked a nerveless conversion as Glasgow Warriors settled for a 31-31 draw against Exeter Chiefs in the Heineken Champions Cup clash at Scotstoun Stadium.

The draw proved enough for the Sandy Park outfit to reach the top eight as they accumulated 22 points from five games while Glasgow are at second with 12 points.

Glasgow had a head start with Tommy Seymour scoring a try in the opening minute and Hastings kicked the conversion to make it 7-0 but Joe Simmonds penalty kick few minutes later helped Exeter reduce the gap.

The next few minutes saw Huw Jones and Nic White trade tries as Glasgow maintained their four point lead which they increased to seven points by the 23rd minute with Hastings penalty goal. Their momentum took a beating with Callum Gibbins' yellow card in the 25th minute.

Exeter made full use of the numerical advantage with back to back tries from Matt Kvesic and Jacques Vermeulen in the 29th and 36th minutes respectively but George Horne's try at the stroke of half-time ensured the teams headed into the break with a 24-24 scoreline.

Glasgow suffered a setback with Fraser Brown sin-binned in the 53rd minute and Kvesic's second try in the 55th minute provided Exeter with the advantage, only for Matawalu to ensure the game ended with both the teams sharing the points equally.


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