Record 24 Points By Dan Parks

Glasgow 34, Ulster 20Dan Parks had a personal haul of 24 points in Glasgow's Hughenden victory against Ulster this evening. In doing so, he surpassed a Celtic League record of his predecessor as Glasgow stand-off, Tommy Hayes, who had scored 22 against Bridgend in September two years ago.Parks scored two of Glasgow four tries as well kicking all the conversions and a couple of penalty goals. Naturally, he was the official man of the match. But it was by no means a one-man show. His scoring was the embellishment of mainly excellent team-work, especially in the second half."It was a scrappy first half," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's coach, observed immediately after the game. "But we were more composed in the second half. We controlled the game defensively." Cammy Mather and Graeme Morrison especially did sterling work.Glasgow certainly did not have it all their own way in the second half. But their defence was mainly secure, and their ball-carrying into contact was purposeful and forceful.What was the most pleasing aspect, the coach was asked. "Winning and getting a bonus point," he replied. It was Glasgow's first four-try bonus in this league season. Kevin Tkachuk and Graeme Morrison scored the other Glasgow tries.Early on, Glasgow did not have their troubles to seek, with Jon Petrie sin-binned after only nine minutes, the captain killing the ball after a long thrust by Kieran Campbell into the home 22. David Humphreys kicked the goal.That was not all. Gordon Bulloch departed only six minutes later with an abdominal muscle injury. But Parks was soon to state his case, with a break that Rory Kerr carried on for the forwards to swarm in on support, driving Tkachuk over. Parks, of course, converted.Glasgow old problem suddenly appeared again. Their failure to secure the restart created the opportunity for Tyrone Howe to score on the right, and Humphreys converted.That was 10-7 to Ulster, and all 17 points had been scored during Petrie's absence. With his return, however, two Ulster players - first Simon Best and then Matt McCulloch - were sent to the sin-bin, and Glasgow stepped up the pace. Sam Pinder's chargedown and Scott Lawson's support procured a scrummage close to the Ulster goal-line. Parks and Morrison each had a dart at the line, and from the next scrummage Kenny Logan threw a long pass to the left for Andy Craig to set up the ruck from which Morrison cut through to score.Parks converted. That was 14-10 for Glasgow at half-time, though the lead might have been more if the lively Pinder's long break into the Ulster 22 had had better support.Eight minutes in the second half Parks added a penalty goal, and five minutes later, from a scrum close to the visitors" line, Petrie set up a ruck from which Parks sliced through for his first try. Parks converted, but another instance of restart insecurity cost Glasgow another Humphreys penalty goal.That cut Glasgow to 24-13, and that was how the scoreline remained for more than 20 minutes of cut and thrust, though Kevin Maggs went close for Ulster. Glasgow broke the deadlock when turnover ball released Andrew Wilson and Andrew Henderson on an assault into the Ulster 22. There, from a scrum and a couple of recycling rucks, Parks sprinted in for his fourth try.Parks added the goal, but Ulster came back with a Tommy Bowe try converted by Humphreys before the home stand-off finished off with a penalty goal. Moreover, he has now been successful with his past 13 goal kicks, and his striking rate has surpassed 80% with 28 out of 34 this season.Glasgow - Rory Kerr; Kenny Logan, Graeme Morrison, Andrew Henderson, Andy Craig; Dan Parks, Sam Pinder; Kevin Tkachuk, Gordon Bulloch, Lee Harrison, Andy Hall, Dan Turner, Cammy Mather, Jon Petrie (captain), Donnie Macfadyen. Substitutes - Scott Lawson for Bulloch (9 minutes), Euan Murray for Tkachuk (22-32), Murray for Harrison (55), Calvin Howarth for Kerr (65), Andrew Wilson for Mather (70), David Millard for Craig (76), Harrison for Murray (81).Tries, Parks (2), Tkachuk, Morrison; conversions, Parks (4); penalty goals, Parks (2).Ulster - Bryn Cunningham; Tommy Bowe, Kevin Maggs, Paul Steinmetz, Tyrone Howe; David Humphreys (captain), Kieran Campbell; Ronan McCormack, Nigel Brady, Simon Best, Gary Longwell, Matt McCullough, Campbell Feather, Gary Brown, Neil Best. Substitutes - Rod Moore for Brown (32-37), Rowan Frost for Longwell (50), Jonathon Bell for Steinmetz (52), Matt Mustchin for Brown (58), Paul Shields for Brady (61), Neil Doak for Campbell (67), Paddy Wallace for Cunningham (73), Moore for Bell (85).Tries, Bowe, Howe; conversions, Humphreys (2); penalty goals, Humphreys (2).Referee - Nigel Williams (Wales).Attendance - 3469.Glasgow 34, Ulster 20Dan Parks had a personal haul of 24 points in Glasgow's Hughenden victory against Ulster this evening. In doing so, he surpassed a Celtic League record of his predecessor as Glasgow stand-off, Tommy Hayes, who had scored 22 against Bridgend in September two years ago.Parks scored two of Glasgow four tries as well kicking all the conversions and a couple of penalty goals. Naturally, he was the official man of the match. But it was by no means a one-man show. His scoring was the embellishment of mainly excellent team-work, especially in the second half."It was a scrappy first half," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's coach, observed immediately after the game. "But we were more composed in the second half. We controlled the game defensively." Cammy Mather and Graeme Morrison especially did sterling work.Glasgow certainly did not have it all their own way in the second half. But their defence was mainly secure, and their ball-carrying into contact was purposeful and forceful.What was the most pleasing aspect, the coach was asked. "Winning and getting a bonus point," he replied. It was Glasgow's first four-try bonus in this league season. Kevin Tkachuk and Graeme Morrison scored the other Glasgow tries.Early on, Glasgow did not have their troubles to seek, with Jon Petrie sin-binned after only nine minutes, the captain killing the ball after a long thrust by Kieran Campbell into the home 22. David Humphreys kicked the goal.That was not all. Gordon Bulloch departed only six minutes later with an abdominal muscle injury. But Parks was soon to state his case, with a break that Rory Kerr carried on for the forwards to swarm in on support, driving Tkachuk over. Parks, of course, converted.Glasgow old problem suddenly appeared again. Their failure to secure the restart created the opportunity for Tyrone Howe to score on the right, and Humphreys converted.That was 10-7 to Ulster, and all 17 points had been scored during Petrie's absence. With his return, however, two Ulster players - first Simon Best and then Matt McCulloch - were sent to the sin-bin, and Glasgow stepped up the pace. Sam Pinder's chargedown and Scott Lawson's support procured a scrummage close to the Ulster goal-line. Parks and Morrison each had a dart at the line, and from the next scrummage Kenny Logan threw a long pass to the left for Andy Craig to set up the ruck from which Morrison cut through to score.Parks converted. That was 14-10 for Glasgow at half-time, though the lead might have been more if the lively Pinder's long break into the Ulster 22 had had better support.Eight minutes in the second half Parks added a penalty goal, and five minutes later, from a scrum close to the visitors" line, Petrie set up a ruck from which Parks sliced through for his first try. Parks converted, but another instance of restart insecurity cost Glasgow another Humphreys penalty goal.That cut Glasgow to 24-13, and that was how the scoreline remained for more than 20 minutes of cut and thrust, though Kevin Maggs went close for Ulster. Glasgow broke the deadlock when turnover ball released Andrew Wilson and Andrew Henderson on an assault into the Ulster 22. There, from a scrum and a couple of recycling rucks, Parks sprinted in for his fourth try.Parks added the goal, but Ulster came back with a Tommy Bowe try converted by Humphreys before the home stand-off finished off with a penalty goal. Moreover, he has now been successful with his past 13 goal kicks, and his striking rate has surpassed 80% with 28 out of 34 this season.Glasgow - Rory Kerr; Kenny Logan, Graeme Morrison, Andrew Henderson, Andy Craig; Dan Parks, Sam Pinder; Kevin Tkachuk, Gordon Bulloch, Lee Harrison, Andy Hall, Dan Turner, Cammy Mather, Jon Petrie (captain), Donnie Macfadyen. Substitutes - Scott Lawson for Bulloch (9 minutes), Euan Murray for Tkachuk (22-32), Murray for Harrison (55), Calvin Howarth for Kerr (65), Andrew Wilson for Mather (70), David Millard for Craig (76), Harrison for Murray (81).Tries, Parks (2), Tkachuk, Morrison; conversions, Parks (4); penalty goals, Parks (2).Ulster - Bryn Cunningham; Tommy Bowe, Kevin Maggs, Paul Steinmetz, Tyrone Howe; David Humphreys (captain), Kieran Campbell; Ronan McCormack, Nigel Brady, Simon Best, Gary Longwell, Matt McCullough, Campbell Feather, Gary Brown, Neil Best. Substitutes - Rod Moore for Brown (32-37), Rowan Frost for Longwell (50), Jonathon Bell for Steinmetz (52), Matt Mustchin for Brown (58), Paul Shields for Brady (61), Neil Doak for Campbell (67), Paddy Wallace for Cunningham (73), Moore for Bell (85).Tries, Bowe, Howe; conversions, Humphreys (2); penalty goals, Humphreys (2).Referee - Nigel Williams (Wales).Attendance - 3469.