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March 13, 2004

The Borders 11 - 15 Glasgow Warriors

Celtic League match played at Netherdale on Friday March 12th 2004 | No comments

Sean Lamont grabbed victory for Glasgow
Sean Lamont celebrated his Scotland call-up by emerging as the Glasgow hero in their dramatic smash-and-grab act.

The winger's try seconds from time took the visitors ahead of Borders in the race to claim the country's second Heineken Cup slot behind Edinburgh.

Lamont pounced on a loose pass to streak to the line from 80 metres.

Alan Bulloch scored Glasgow's first try of the night, while Gareth Morton was the only man to cross the line for the home side.

Glasgow has made a brisk start and opened their account with a Calvin Howarth penalty after Dan Kane was caught offside.

Howarth then traded penalty misses with Morton before Borders launched a series of long-range raids.

Captain Kevin Utterson and Samoan number eight Semo Sititi embarked on strong surges with the latter being hauled down by Rory Kerr just a couple of paces short of the line.

The match was tense and jittery but Borders eased their fears when Tanner Vili took over the kicking duties to equalise with a well-struck kick.

Sititi was displaying his skills both in attack and defence and he again almost reached the line before being held in the corner.

Seconds later he backtracked to foil Glasgow scrum-half Sam Pinder, who had made a piercing break from halfway.

The contest burst into life immediately after the restart when replacement Bulloch justified his entry to the fray by crashing over to score.

But Borders replied in positive fashion to snuff out his effort through Morton.

Howarth was handed a clear chance to put the visitors back in front, but his penalty flew past the wrong side of the post.

The nerves were also showing at the other end when Morton fluffed an even easier shot at goal.

MacRae took over the boot duties to edge Borders in front - only for Lamont to have the final word, his try being converted by Howarth.

Referee P.Fear (Wal)
Attendance 1,800
Man of the Match Donnie Macfadyen
Team
1
Euan Murray
2
Simon Gunn
3
Andrew Kelly
4
Joe Beardshaw
5
Nathan Ross
6
Roly Reid
7
Donnie Macfadyen
8
Jon Petrie
9
Sam Pinder
10
Calvin Howarth
11
Sean Lamont
12
Andrew Henderson
13
Graeme Morrison
14
Rory Kerr
15
Glenn Metcalfe
Sub
Matt Proudfoot
Sub
Scott Lawson
Sub
Andy Hall
Sub
Alan Bulloch
Sub
Graeme Beveridge
Sub
Andy Wilson
Sub
Colin Gregor
Match Substitutions
Off On
Simon Gunn Scott Lawson
Off On
Glenn Metcalfe Alan Bulloch
Off On
Joe Beardshaw Andy Hall
Off On
Sam Pinder Graeme Beveridge
Scorers
Calvin Howarth Penalty
Alan Bulloch Try 
Sean Lamont Try 
Calvin Howarth Conversion
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