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March 06, 2004

Glasgow Warriors 48 - 20 Gwent Dragons

Celtic League match played at Hughenden on Friday March 5th 2004 | No comments

went over for Glasgow's sixth try
This fireworks stuff that Sir Clive Woodward dislikes so much is going to catch on at this rate.

No sooner had Glasgow's rather more modest display faded away than fly-half Dan Parks launched himself almost horizontally to intercept a pass from Lee Jarvis.

Miraculously he held on and ran 40 yards to score under the posts and then convert it. Glasgow 7-0 up after two minutes? Let me check that league table again.

The Welsh side looked rattled by this opening. But while the Scots looked dangerous, all those long flat passes were destined for another interception and this time it was Gareth Baber who made it. A heroic tackle by Sean Lamont was not enough to stop him getting the ball to Percy Montgomery to score after ten minutes.

But Montgomery missed the conversion and from then on, Glasgow never looked back. They disrupted the Dragons’ lineout and pressure on the Dragons scrum on their own line led to Jarvis’ clearance being charged down and Donnie MacFadyen barrelling over with the loose ball.

Only a Montgomery penalty was forthcoming before Glasgow’s Rory Kerr skinned Ben Breeze for pace and with flanker Andrew Wilson in support, romped home from 70 metres.

To add to the Dragons’ misery, Parks laid on an immaculate chip into the corner for Kerr again to run onto which he duly did. A further long-range penalty from Montgomery was all Dragons could manage in the half.

There was major surgery to the Welsh at half-time. But it didn’t make much difference. Glasgow chased everything and another charge down, this time by scrum half Sam Pindar which he followed up himself to score put Glasgow firmly in the driving seat.

Only the boot of Montgomery kept the Dragons in the hunt, and then, only from long range.

Donnie McFadyen took another interception, made 70 metres and slipped it to David Millard for the final score.

Report by Robert Scott of The Scotsman

Referee A.Rolland (IRE)
Attendance 2,860
Man of the Match Rory Kerr
Team
1
Euan Murray
2
Simon Gunn
3
Andrew Kelly
4
Joe Beardshaw
5
Nathan Ross
6
Andy Wilson
7
Donnie Macfadyen
8
Roly Reid
9
Sam Pinder
10
Dan Parks
11
Sean Lamont
12
Alan Bulloch
13
Graeme Morrison
14
Rory Kerr
15
Glenn Metcalfe
Sub
Matt Proudfoot
Sub
Scott Lawson
Sub
Andy Hall
Sub
Dave Millard
Sub
Graeme Beveridge
Sub
Shawn Renwick
Sub
Calvin Howarth
Match Substitutions
Off On
Simon Gunn Scott Lawson
Off On
Andy Wilson Shawn Renwick
Off On
Joe Beardshaw Andy Hall
Off On
Dan Parks Calvin Howarth
Off On
Rory Kerr Dave Millard
Off On
Sam Pinder Graeme Beveridge
Off On
Euan Murray Matt Proudfoot
Scorers
Dan Parks Try 
Dan Parks Conversion
Donnie Macfadyen Try 
Dan Parks Conversion
Rory Kerr Try 
Dan Parks Conversion
Rory Kerr Try 
Sam Pinder Try 
Dan Parks Conversion
Dan Parks Penalty
Try 
Dan Parks Conversion
Dave Millard Try 
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