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March 27, 2004

Glasgow Warriors 12 - 37 Munster

Celtic League match played at Hughenden on Friday March 26th 2004 | No comments
Glasgow's Celtic League revival was ended as they were outpowered and outpaced by Munster at Hughenden.

Mossie Lawlor was the biggest thorn in Glasgow's side, scoring 17 points, including one of five Munster tries.

John Kelly, Rob Henderson, Martin McPhail and Barry Murphy were the others to cross the Glasgow line.

Rory Kerr and Graeme Morrison threatened a late revival, with Stuart Moffat converting, but Munster moved into fifth in the table.

The visitors were well in command but were helped along the way inconsistent referee David Davies.

Munster broke the deadlock in the fifth minute with a well-struck Mossie Lawlor penalty after Glasgow sneaked offside 35 metres out.

They were then stunned by two tries viewed as dubious by the home fans.

Davies ignored home pleas for a knock-on and allowed winger John Kelly to get the vital touch to a clever cross-kick by Jason Holland.

Then, after soaking up a series of Glasgow raids, they took full advantage of the official failing to spot a blatant offside in midfield.

Alan Bulloch was robbed on the Munster 22-line and Martin McPhail cruised in for the breakaway score in the wake of slick interplay with Eoin Reddan.

Glasgow had seconds earlier wasted a great opportunity following a high-speed build-up featuring Glenn Metcalfe, Calvin Howarth and Sam Pinder.

The home side suffered a setback when Howarth limped off to be replaced by Stuart Moffat.

Munster kept up the momentum after the restart but had to make do with another Lawlor penalty from close in to stretch their advantage.

With victory apparently in the bag, Munster began to open out even more and it was no surprise when Lions centre Rob Henderson waltzed over for touchdown number three, converted by Lawlor.

Glasgow replied in positive fashion with a Graeme Morrison try.

And, when Rory Kerr darted over five minutes later, with Moffat converting, the game was back in the melting pot.

But Munster clicked into gear again to set up scores for Lawlor and Barry Murphy, both of which were goaled by the former.

Referee D.Davies (Wal)
Attendance 2,400
Man of the Match Glenn Metcalfe
Team
1
Euan Murray
2
Simon Gunn
3
Andrew Kelly
4
Joe Beardshaw
5
Nathan Ross
6
Andy Wilson
7
Donnie Macfadyen
8
Rory Mackay
9
Sam Pinder
10
Calvin Howarth
11
Sean Lamont
12
Alan Bulloch
13
Graeme Morrison
14
Rory Kerr
15
Glenn Metcalfe
Sub
Scott Lawson
Sub
Matt Proudfoot
Sub
Andy Hall
Sub
Mark Sitch
Sub
Graeme Beveridge
Sub
Gareth Maclure
Sub
Stuart Moffat
Match Substitutions
Off On
Calvin Howarth Stuart Moffat
Off On
Simon Gunn Scott Lawson
Off On
Sam Pinder Graeme Beveridge
Off On
Nathan Ross Andy Hall
Off On
Joe Beardshaw Mark Sitch
Off On
Graeme Morrison Gareth Maclure
Scorers
Graeme Morrison Try 
Rory Kerr Try 
Stuart Moffat Conversion
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