Pro12: Scarlets 27-3 Glasgow Warriors
|Pro12: Scarlets v Glasgow Warriors|
|Scarlets (7) 27|
|Tries: Boyde (2), Evans Pens: Patchell 2 Cons: Patchell 3|
|Glasgow Warriors (3) 3|
|Pens: Horne 3|
Scarlets won their fifth consecutive Pro12 game as they comfortably beat Glasgow Warriors at Parc y Scarlets.
Will Boyde crossed to put Scarlets ahead before Peter Horne's penalty got Glasgow back in the game at the break.
Jonathan Evans sent the hosts 14-3 ahead with a try from the restart and the visitors faced an uphill battle when Pat MacArthur was sin-binned.
Scarlets then drove for the line and Boyde touched down again while Rhys Patchell's kicking sealed the win.
The result means Scarlets leapfrog Cardiff Blues into sixth in the table, while Glasgow remain fourth after their third league loss of the season.
After Boyde's early try, Glasgow fought back and Patchell was forced to pull off a tremendous clearance kick to deny Glasgow's Rory Hughes as he chased his neat chip towards the tryline.
After a dull first half, the game's second period started dramatically as Patchell jinked his way through unopposed to offload to Steffan Evans, who fed Jonathan Evans to cross over.
Glasgow's task was made even harder after MacArthur was sent to the sin-bin for a high tackle on James Davies. Patchell kicked the penalty that followed on the way to his 12-point contribution for the hosts.
The visitors were given their second yellow card of the game when lock Brian Alainu'uese, who was making his first Glasgow Warriors start, was sent to the bin for an elbow to the back of Werner Kruger.
Scarlets chased a bonus-point win and were denied a fourth try in the last play of the game when captain Hadleigh Parkes carried the ball into the post but could not ground it over the line.
Scarlets: Aled Thomas, DTH van der Merwe, Steff Hughes, Hadleigh Parkes (captain), Steff Evans, Rhys Patchell, Jonathan Evans; Wyn Jones, Ryan Elias, Werner Kruger, Tom Price, David Bulbring, Aaron Shingler, Will Boyde, James Davies.
Replacements: Emyr Phillips, Dylan Evans, Peter Edwards, Lewis Rawlins, John Barclay, Aled Davies, Dan Jones, Gareth Owen
Glasgow Warriors: Peter Murchie, Lee Jones, Mark Bennett, Sam Johnson, Rory Hughes, Peter Horne, Ali Price; Djustice Sears-Duru, Pat MacArthur, Sila Puafisi, Tim Swinson, Brian Alainu'ues, Rob Harley, Simone Favaro, Lewis Wynne
Replacements: Corey Flynn, Jamie Bhatti, D'arcy Rae, Matt Fagerson, Langilangi Haupeakui, Grayson Hart, Rory Clegg, Nick Grigg
Referee: Gary Conway (IRFU)
Assistant Referees: David Wilkinson (IRFU) Neil Jones (WRU)
TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)