Glasgow Concede Four Ulster Tries

Ulster 30, Glasgow 3Andy Hall will remember tonight's Ravenhill match has his 100th for Glasgow. In every other respect, however, it is one that Glasgow folk will wish to forget.Ulster were hungrier in the second half, and they won with a four-try bonus point. By the end, Glasgow were dejected.Yet for the first 10 minutes it looked as though Glasgow would be the team more likely to achieve the victory much needed by each team. Gareth Maclure, Calvin Howarth, and Scott Barrow all threatened as Glasgow turned the screws. But their only reward was a Howarth penalty goal in 11 minutes.Adam Larkin replied in kind after the rampaging Paul Shields was caught by Colin Shaw in the Glasgow 22. Thereafter, however, the first half was strewn with errors by both teams. The referee, Nigel Owens, was equally at fault, first when Shaw fell on to an awkward bouncing ball. Ulster refused to allow him to regain his feet. That should have been a penalty against Ulster. Instead, Larkin had another shot at goal, which he missed. Justice was done!Only four minutes into the second half another Larkin penalty goal pout Ulster ahead for the first time. After that, the flow was mainly towards the Glasgow try-line.Simon Best drove over with his forward colleague piling in behind him, Larkin converting for 13-3 after 54 minutes. But that scoring opportunity came from the referee's refusal to acknowledge that law which permits a ground player, not after a tackle, time to regain his feet. This time it was Maclure who suffered, and Ulster wasted no time in turning up the pressure.On the hour Tommy Bowe finished off after Ulster down well to work the ball away under pressure from a Sam Pinder kick ahead, and when referee Owens ignored a blatant knock-on inside the Ulster half Kevin Maggs finished off from Kieran Campbell's tapped penalty close to the Glasgow line.Not only were Glasgow penalised there, but they lost Ben Prescott to the sin-bin. They survived until he returned. Then, ironically, they conceded a fourth try as Tyron Howe chased through on to a kick that prompted no one in the Glasgow ranks to cover. That summed up the evening, and Paddy Wallace converted.Ulster - Bryn Cunningham; Tommy Bowe, Kevin Maggs, Paul Steinmetz, Tyrone Howe; Adam Larkin, Kieran Campbell; Ronan McCormack, Paul Shields, Simon Best, Gary Longwell, Matt McCullough, Campbell Feather (captain), Roger Wilson, Neil Best. Substitutes - Andy Ward for Feather (60 minutes), Tim Barker for Longwell (73), Paddy Wallace for Larkin (74). Replacements not used - Rory Best, Rod Moore, Neil Doak, Scott Young.Tries, Simon Best, Bowe, Maggs, Howe; conversions, Larkin, Wallace; penalty goals, Larkin (2).Glasgow - Colin Shaw; Rory Lamont, Graeme Morrison, Scott Barrow, Gareth Maclure; Calvin Howarth, Graeme Beveridge; Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Andrew Kelly, Andrew Hall, Dan Turner; Steve Swindall, Paul Dearlove, Cameron Mather (captain). Substitutes - Sam Pinder for Beveridge (56), Ben Prescott for Kelly (60), Andrew Wilson for Swindall (62), Kenny Logan for Shaw (62), Andrew Henderson for Barrow (64), Joe Beardshaw for Turner (69), Fergus Thomson for Lawson (69), Kelly for Dearlove (73), Dearlove for Kelly (75).Penalty goal, Howarth.Referee - Nigel Owens (Wales).Ulster 30, Glasgow 3Andy Hall will remember tonight's Ravenhill match has his 100th for Glasgow. In every other respect, however, it is one that Glasgow folk will wish to forget.Ulster were hungrier in the second half, and they won with a four-try bonus point. By the end, Glasgow were dejected.Yet for the first 10 minutes it looked as though Glasgow would be the team more likely to achieve the victory much needed by each team. Gareth Maclure, Calvin Howarth, and Scott Barrow all threatened as Glasgow turned the screws. But their only reward was a Howarth penalty goal in 11 minutes.Adam Larkin replied in kind after the rampaging Paul Shields was caught by Colin Shaw in the Glasgow 22. Thereafter, however, the first half was strewn with errors by both teams. The referee, Nigel Owens, was equally at fault, first when Shaw fell on to an awkward bouncing ball. Ulster refused to allow him to regain his feet. That should have been a penalty against Ulster. Instead, Larkin had another shot at goal, which he missed. Justice was done!Only four minutes into the second half another Larkin penalty goal pout Ulster ahead for the first time. After that, the flow was mainly towards the Glasgow try-line.Simon Best drove over with his forward colleague piling in behind him, Larkin converting for 13-3 after 54 minutes. But that scoring opportunity came from the referee's refusal to acknowledge that law which permits a ground player, not after a tackle, time to regain his feet. This time it was Maclure who suffered, and Ulster wasted no time in turning up the pressure.On the hour Tommy Bowe finished off after Ulster down well to work the ball away under pressure from a Sam Pinder kick ahead, and when referee Owens ignored a blatant knock-on inside the Ulster half Kevin Maggs finished off from Kieran Campbell's tapped penalty close to the Glasgow line.Not only were Glasgow penalised there, but they lost Ben Prescott to the sin-bin. They survived until he returned. Then, ironically, they conceded a fourth try as Tyron Howe chased through on to a kick that prompted no one in the Glasgow ranks to cover. That summed up the evening, and Paddy Wallace converted.Ulster - Bryn Cunningham; Tommy Bowe, Kevin Maggs, Paul Steinmetz, Tyrone Howe; Adam Larkin, Kieran Campbell; Ronan McCormack, Paul Shields, Simon Best, Gary Longwell, Matt McCullough, Campbell Feather (captain), Roger Wilson, Neil Best. Substitutes - Andy Ward for Feather (60 minutes), Tim Barker for Longwell (73), Paddy Wallace for Larkin (74). Replacements not used - Rory Best, Rod Moore, Neil Doak, Scott Young.Tries, Simon Best, Bowe, Maggs, Howe; conversions, Larkin, Wallace; penalty goals, Larkin (2).Glasgow - Colin Shaw; Rory Lamont, Graeme Morrison, Scott Barrow, Gareth Maclure; Calvin Howarth, Graeme Beveridge; Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Andrew Kelly, Andrew Hall, Dan Turner; Steve Swindall, Paul Dearlove, Cameron Mather (captain). Substitutes - Sam Pinder for Beveridge (56), Ben Prescott for Kelly (60), Andrew Wilson for Swindall (62), Kenny Logan for Shaw (62), Andrew Henderson for Barrow (64), Joe Beardshaw for Turner (69), Fergus Thomson for Lawson (69), Kelly for Dearlove (73), Dearlove for Kelly (75).Penalty goal, Howarth.Referee - Nigel Owens (Wales).