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February 21, 2004

Glasgow Warriors 27 - 25 Ulster

Celtic League match played at Hughenden on Friday February 20th 2004 | One comment
Glasgow kick-started their Celtic League campaign by outpowering pacesetters Ulster in a Hughenden cracker.

Just before the break, the home side snatched two converted tries, then produced a heroic defensive performance to seal the win. The visitor's early pressure bore fruit with a Larkin penalty for a tackle offence inside the Glasgow 22-zone.

But the Scots responded with a long-range strike by Calvin Howarth before another penalty by Larkin edged Ulster back in front. Glasgow lost skipper Jon Petrie, centre Graeme Morrison and scrum-half Graeme Beveridge in quick succession and Ulster took full advantage when flanker Neil Best was driven over by his pack in the wake of a penalty lineout.

Glasgow hit back through another Howarth penalty before, on the stroke of the interval, wing Sean Lamont outstripped the Ulster defence from fully 60 metres for a wonderful solo score. A minute later Alan Bulloch galloped over, following great work by Metcalfe and Rory Kerr. Howarth added both goals to complete the quick-fire turnaround of fortunes. Glasgow grabbed their third try through Lawson after a kick, chase and tackle by Metcalfe. Howarth again slotted the kick. Matt McCullough went over for Ulster with Paddy Wallace converting to set up a tense finale.

Scott Young added another for the visitors in stoppage time - but Glasgow held on.

Report by David Kelso of The Scotsman

Referee Nigel Owens (WAL)
Man of the Match Scott Lawson
Team
1
Euan Murray
2
Scott Lawson
3
Andrew Kelly
4
Joe Beardshaw
5
Nathan Ross
6
Paul Dearlove
7
Donnie Macfadyen
8
Jon Petrie
9
Graeme Beveridge
10
Calvin Howarth
11
Sean Lamont
12
Alan Bulloch
13
Graeme Morrison
14
Rory Kerr
15
Glenn Metcalfe
Sub
Roly Reid
Sub
Simon Gunn
Sub
Andy Wilson
Sub
Dave Millard
Sub
Sam Pinder
Sub
Lee Harrison
Sub
Colin Gregor
Match Substitutions
Off On
Andrew Kelly Lee Harrison
Off On
Graeme Beveridge Sam Pinder
Scorers
Calvin Howarth Penalty
Calvin Howarth Penalty
Sean Lamont Try 
Calvin Howarth Conversion
Alan Bulloch Try 
Calvin Howarth Conversion
Scott Lawson Try 
Calvin Howarth Conversion
Comments
Posted by Sharron on February 23, 2004 12:40 PM | Reply to this comment

Congratulations - Keep the momentum - Sharron from South Africa

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