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Lineen admits Warriors let their fans down

Guinness PRO12 Editor

24 Sep 2011


Sean Wight’s simple missed penalty prompted Glasgow Warriors head coach Sean Lineen to rue his side’s missed opportunities after they were humbled 15-13 by Benetton Treviso at Firhill.

Treviso racked up their first ever RaboDirect Pro12 victory on foreign soil thanks to all 15 points from the boot of fly-half Kris Burton, who landed four penalties and a winning drop-goal with eight minutes to go.

With just two minutes left on the clock, Wight had a relatively straightforward chance to win it for the Warriors but he was off target, ensuring Glasgow failed to follow up their historic win over Leinster back on home turf.

“It’s incredibly disappointing to have lost,” said Lineen. “The crowd wanted us to win so much.

“It’s not that the effort isn’t there or that the players don’t want it.

“There was a lot of missed opportunities tonight and we didn’t handle Treviso’s game plan well. I would have to ask our players if a lot of the decisions they made they would make again. However, Burton controlled the game brilliantly from ten and took his chances.

“We must just keep learning, but the lows are very low and we’re not feeling good right now. We really wanted to deliver a good result for our fans, and it just didn’t happen.”