Edinburgh: Close to undeserved win, says Michael Bradley

No way through for Edinburgh's Andy Titterrell
No way through for Edinburgh's Andy Titterrell

Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley says his side came close to what would have been an undeserved win over Glasgow Warriors.

Warriors' 21-17 Pro12 win at Murrayfield ensured that Glasgow retained the 1872 Cup between Scotland's two professional sides on a 44-31 aggregate.

"Ridiculously, we could've won the match, if we'd scored a try in the last minute, which would've been the greatest steal of all time," said Bradley.

"We got two tries in the match, but the key point for us is we were at home with 11,500 people, we needed to put Glasgow under pressure, but we ended up releasing the pressure."

Glasgow were 16-3 ahead at half-time, but Roddy Grant's 59th minute converted try and another from Tim Visser - his 48th in the Pro12, equalling Tommy Bowe's all-time record - drew the hosts within four points.

"It's an easier game than we are currently playing, how we seem to be putting ourselves under pressure," added Bradley. "We have a lot of work to do in that area.

"There's no question the boys have the ability to play rugby and, when we get it right, we can be very good and, when we control the position with pressure, we can be excellent.

"But we're not anywhere near that at the moment."