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September 04, 2003

Gloucester 28 - 12 Glasgow Warriors

Friendly match played at Kingsholm on Thursday August 14th 2003 | No comments
New Glasgow coaches Hugh Campbell and Sean Lineen returned north with plenty of plus marks despite watching their men fall to Gloucester. The Warriors last night produced a rugged display at Kingsholm to offer the pair hope for the Heineken Cup and Celtic League seasons ahead.

Home director Nigel Melville had insisted the game would be a serious affair, and, in front of a 10,000 crowd, so it proved. Glasgow battled well to stay in the hunt but having two sin-binned midway through the second half proved their downfall.

The visitors looked the more composed unit in the initial exchanges with Donnie Macfadyen and Alan Bulloch showing up well, but it was the home men who broke the deadlock in the sixth minute.

Mark Foster shook off his markers and it was an easy run-in for full-back John Goodridge. Henry Paul stretched Gloucester?s advantage with a penalty from close-in after illegal handling on the deck and then slotted another from distance.

Having looked solid in defence, the Warriors began to assert themselves and they deservedly bagged a try just before half-time when sub full-back Colin Shaw went over after fine work by Gareth Maclure.

Calvin Howarth added the extra points from a tricky angle to keep Glasgow in the picture.

But the Scots suffered a series of setbacks in the build-up to the last quarter, with Eric Milligan and Paul Dearlove both yellow-carded. Paul duly slotted his third penalty, then converted a rolling-maul touchdown by captain Jake Boer. Glasgow created a fine second score through Graeme Morrison, but Gloucester had the final word with a try by Will Matthews, converted by Rory Teague.

Report by David Kelso from The Scotsman.

Matt Proudfoot
Simon Gunn
Euan Murray
Andy Hall
Joe Beardshaw
Cammy Mather
Alan Brown
Mark McMillan
Calvin Howarth
Dave Millard
Joe Naufahu
Alan Bulloch
Sean Lamont
Stuart Moffat
Glasgow used their full squad of players over the match which was played over four 20-minute periods.
Backs Alan Bulloch, Calvin Howarth, Sean Lamont, Gareth Maclure, Mark McMillan, David Millard, Stuart Moffat, Graeme Morrison, Joe Naufahu, Sam Pinder, Colin Shaw, Kenny Sinclair and Jon Steel.
Forwards Joe Beardshaw, Alan Brown, Paul Dearlove, Simon Gunn, Andrew Hall, Andrew Kelly, Scott Lawson, Donnie Macfadyen, Cameron Mather, Rory McKay, Eric Milligan, Euan Murray, Matt Proudfoot, Roland Reid, Nathan Ross and Andrew Wilson.
Graeme Morrison Try 
Colin Shaw Try 
Calvin Howarth Conversion

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