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December 04, 2009

Ulster 13 - 25 Glasgow Warriors

GUINNESS PRO12 match played at Ravenhill on Friday December 4th 2009 | 7 comments

Dan Paks was named Man of the Match (Photo: Courtesy of Vincent - www.auvergne-rugby.fr)
Glasgow move to the top of the Magners League after beating Ulster at Ravenhill.

Dan Parks kicked 20 points as Glasgow beat Ulster in tonight's Magners League game at Ravenhill.

Ulster led 13-6 at half-time, with Tom Court scoring a try and Ian Humphreys a conversion and two penalties, to two penalties by Parks for Glasgow.

Parks kicked four further penalties in the third quarter of the match and then Thom Evans scored a try in the corner and Parks converted for a 12-point win.

The result takes Glasgow to the top of the table, level with Edinburgh.

Parks kicked his first penalty in the sixth minute but missed with his next attempt six minutes later.

Humphreys replied with two successful kicks and then the Scottish side were reduced to 14 men when prop Jon Welsh was sin-binned in the 31st minute.

The home side took advantage of their numerical advantage when Court barged over for a 35th-minute try, with the help of Willie Faloon and Chris Henry.

Humphreys converted to make it 13-3 but Parks knocked over his second penalty to reduce his side's deficit to six.

The Glasgow fly-half landed four penalties in the first 20 minutes of the second period and then Evans ran over in the corner on 67 minutes, with Parks adding the two points.

Read the Scotsman's match report here.

Read the Herald's match report here.

Referee James Jones (WRU)
Attendance 8,761
Man of the Match Dan Parks
Team
1
Jon Welsh
2
Dougie Hall
3
Moray Low
4
Tim Barker
5
Richie Gray
6
Kelly Brown
7
John Barclay
8
Richie Vernon
9
Mark McMillan
10
Dan Parks
11
Thom Evans
12
Graeme Morrison
13
Max Evans
14
Alex Dunbar
15
Bernardo Stortoni
Sub
Fergus Thomson
Sub
Kevin Tkachuk
Sub
Dan Turner
Sub
Calum Forrester
Sub
Chris Cusiter
Sub
Colin Gregor
Sub
Peter Murchie
Match Substitutions
Off On
Richie Vernon Kevin Tkachuk
Off On
Mark McMillan Chris Cusiter
Off On
Alex Dunbar Peter Murchie
Off On
Tim Barker Dan Turner
Scorers
Dan Parks Penalty
Dan Parks Penalty
Dan Parks Penalty
Dan Parks Penalty
Dan Parks Penalty
Dan Parks Penalty
Thom Evans Try 
Dan Parks Conversion
Posted by Derek on December 4, 2009 10:13 PM | Reply to this comment

Dan Parks was oustanding but it took 22 to secure the win. If this does not prove that Glasgow has arrived then what will?

Now lets get a good crowd behind the boys next week and show our support!

Posted by billy idol on December 4, 2009 11:23 PM | Reply to this comment

Brilliant! Top of the table - where we belong! So damn jealous I can't make it to the games anymore.

As they say in India, Gedidindaya....

Posted by Sir Tristram on December 4, 2009 11:37 PM | Reply to this comment

Loyal Glasgow fans know what Parks can do. Sadly he's generally been mishandled by Scottish rugby selectors, and coaches since the day he stepped off the plane, and made Glasgow his home. Some of the people who've bagged him aren't fit to polish his Glasgow boots. When on song, he's a champion.

Posted by Derek on December 5, 2009 12:53 AM | Reply to this comment

Can't argue with you Sir! Dan was not named in the full squad fair play, but what a kick in the teeth to see Hugo at ten in the A team.

Tonight was a masterclass from him so let him retire from Scotland so we can keep him all to ourselves!

Posted by gnasher on December 5, 2009 08:49 AM | Reply to this comment

I've always been a Dan fan - sure he has some limitations - who doesn't. He's had some bad times - who doesn't. But the way he continually comes through them is an object lesson for any aspiring rugby player. What was very noticeable was the praise he was given by Radio Ulster's home commentators. However, as has been said a great 22 man performance. Can't wait for Gloucester. More of the same, please.

Posted by sunday5 on December 5, 2009 11:11 AM | Reply to this comment

Just took a photo of the table! Ha! Superb showing from the lads, more of the same please!!

Posted by Alistair Hutton on December 8, 2009 09:44 AM | Reply to this comment

Was away over the weekend so just got to see (some of) the match.

What a magnificent second 40 by Dan (and Chris). The right option was taken time and time and time again. An absolute pleasure to watch.

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