Rugby World Cup 2011 - Scotland v Georgia reaction: Ross Ford
Scotland's Ross Ford says it was a massive boost to overcome Georgia after a poor Romania showing
Man of the match Dan Parks says it was vital that Scotland beat Georgia and did so through pure grit
Scotland edge dour encounter
Dan Parks' boot produced all the points as Scotland beat Georgia 15-6 in Invercargill on to make it two wins from two in the Rugby World Cup.
Parks kicked four penalties and a dropped goal as Scotland won a tight, tryless game before 10,267 fans in the Southland rain.
Georgia competed extremely well, and scrambled effectively in defence, but seldom looked threatening on attack.
Scotland have nine points but still have the big guns England and Argentina to play in pool B. No.8 Kelly Brown was named man of the match while the Lamont brothers were the pick of the backs.
No.8 Dimitri Basilaia and openside flanker Mamuka Gorgodze were the pick of the Georgian back row forwards while tight-head prop David Zirakasvili scrummaged strongly.
Scotland went into the game with 11 changes from the team which beat Romania 34-24 last weekend while Georgia were playing their first game of the tournament.
Georgia had played in the 2003 and 2007 World Cups but had not previously played Scotland in an official Test.
Hooker Scott Lawson was a late withdrawal for Scotland with a strained calf. He was replaced by Ross Ford with Dougie Hall coming on to the bench.
Neither side had any ascendancy in the testing-out period but Merab Kvirikashvili kicked a massive 51 metre penalty after 18 minutes to give Georgia the lead.
Dan Parks missed for Scotland from 25m and the Scots had their hands full with the fired-up Georgians, but he was successful from 20m and in front after 23 minutes to level the scores.
Scotland began to build a territorial advantage and Parks kicked a fine penalty from 24 metres and near touch after 33 minutes to extend the lead to 6-3.
The forwards then put together some phases and Parks dropped a neat goal from 35 metres to give Scotland a 9-3 lead at the halftime break.
It had been a largely uninspiring first half, the Scots struggling to break down the staunch defence of the Georgians, several handling mistakes not helping their cause.
The Georgians made 64 tackles and conceded nine penalties to three but the Scots had been unable to penetrate despite four good off-loads.
There was no further score as the arm wrestle continued. Both teams had their chances on attack but neither was clinical enough to take them.
Scottish left wing Sean Lamont was the likeliest player on either side but his team-mates were too slow in clearing the ball to him.
Parks had a chance to give the Scots a nine-point cushion but his kick from 49 metres flew to the right of the posts. Then Rory Lamont made a clean line break but he could not link with a support player to finish off what would have been a certain try.
Parks kicked a regulation penalty 10 minutes from the end after a period of pressure and Scotland led 12-3 but Kvirikashvili kicked a fine goal from 35 metres and near touch to bring it back to a six-point ball game.
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