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March 08, 2009

Ulster 12 - 0 Glasgow Warriors

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Ravenhill on Saturday March 7th 2009 | 2 comments

Peter Horne impressed when he came on late in the game
Glasgow Warriors lost out 12-0 to Ulster in atrocious conditions at Ravenhill last night.

The weather had a hand in how the match progressed, with a deluge of rain marring the start of the second half.

Playing into the strong wind, Ulster opened the scoring after two minutes when, from a scrum, Simon Danielli came on a diagonal run off Ian Humphreys' pass and the Scotland international offloaded to Cave who scored close to the posts. Humphreys kicked the straightforward conversion.

Dan Parks then had a chance to narrow Ulster's lead but his 13th-minute penalty was snatched at and went wide.

That set the tone for most of the rest of the half as Glasgow's error count and poor decision-making increased as the weather worsened.

Prop Kevin Tkachuk was sin-binned by referee Nigel Owens after 25 minutes for handling on the deck and, while Glasgow were still down to 14 men, Ulster struck again with man-of-the-match Danielli putting Trimble into space for the winger to burst through two tackles and run in for a well-taken score.

Humphreys missed the conversion and then, with two minutes remaining on the clock, Parks put another penalty effort wide.

Glasgow full-back Bernardo Stortoni, in the final move of the half, chose to grubber kick with an overlap outside him and Ulster went in 12-0 to the good.

With driving rain and a howling wind dominating the opening exchanges of the second half, it was no surprise that there was little action to be enjoyed.

Humphreys booted a 50-metre penalty wide, and then with replacement prop Tom Court having to briefly leave the field for attention and Justin Fitzpatrick sin-binned for killing the ball, Ulster briefly had no props on the field.

Even with Court's return, the scrums remained uncontested until Fitzpatrick's release from the sin bin two minutes before the hour mark.

Glasgow finished the match as the stronger side but had nothing to show for their effort.

Referee Nigel Owens (WRU)
Attendance 8,286
Kevin Tkachuk
Fergus Thomson
Moray Low
Dan Turner
Opeta Palepoi
Calum Forrester
Kelly Brown
John Beattie
Mark McMillan
Dan Parks
Hefin O'Hare
Ruaridh Jackson
Jose Maria Nunez Piossek
Chris Kinloch
Bernardo Stortoni
Eric Milligan
Ed Kalman
Tim Barker
Steve Swindall
Richie Gray
Peter Jericevich
Peter Horne
Match Substitutions
Off On
Opeta Palepoi Tim Barker
Off On
Calum Forrester Steve Swindall
Off On
Fergus Thomson Eric Milligan
Off On
Dan Turner Richie Gray
Off On
Moray Low Ed Kalman
Off On
Jose Maria Nunez Piossek Peter Horne
Posted by billyidol on March 8, 2009 10:08 PM | Reply to this comment

Oh my me. I almost laughed out loud reading that. So it was the weather that lost the game was it? If so how come Ulster got 12 points?

Who the hell wrote that rubbish?

Everyone looked off the boil, especially Parks (and I am a Parks fan). With performances like that Im sure they will ALL be given National duties knowing Hadden and his selection process.

Garbage game. I just feel for the traveling fans that actually went to see it.

Posted by Ges on March 13, 2009 02:00 PM | Reply to this comment

To be fair the 12 points were scored by Ulster before the rain started at half time.

I was one of those poor people who actually travelled to watch this game and i have to say it is the wrost performance i have seen from Glasgow. I suppose the only positive to say about the game was we defended well after losing the 12 points but even i think i'm grasping at straws there. Sad day when even the Ulster fans were shocked they won!!!

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