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Bradley bemoans second-half blunders

Guinness PRO12 Editor

6 Oct 2012

Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley returns to the Sportsground in Connacht

Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley was left to curse a missed opportunity as Treviso emerged from their RaboDirect PRO12 clash at Murrayfield victorious – winning 27-22.

The Italian outfit’s victory was built around a first-half display which saw scores from Robert Barbieri and a penalty try, which helped put them 17-10 to the good.

Dougie Fife and Lee Jones crossed in the second half for Edinburgh – to add to a first-half score from Tim Visser – however it wasn’t enough with Barbieri bagging his second score for Treviso.

The Italian flanker took his try tally for the season to an impressive six while bagging his side their third win of what has been an impressive RaboDirect PRO12 campaign to date.

However despite the visitors’ heroics Bradley was more concerned with the second-half errors of his side.

“Ultimately we are masters of our own destiny,” he said.

“If we had approached our opportunities in the second half with more composure, we could have won the game.

“We’ve got a very big game next week and it’s now become even more important because of (the Treviso) result.”