Tommy Hayes Snatches Draw

Ulster 19, Glasgow Rugby 19A last-kick penalty goal by Tommy Hayes from the halfway line snatched a draw for Glasgow against Ulster at Ravenhill tonight. It completed the stand-off's monopoly of the Glasgow scoring.He notched Glasgow's only try as well as kicking the conversion and adding four penalty goals.However, the visitors should not have needed such a late escape even though Ulster recorded three tries to one. Glasgow had by far the better the first half-hour, but all they had in the bag was a 13-7 lead.Worse was to follow. Scott Young, Ulster's replacement wing, scored a try each side of the interval. Loose ball on the Glasgow 10-metre line allowed Ulster to create the replacement's first try. The second was off swift passes to the right, and five minutes into the second half the home team led 19-13.Glasgow started the match as if they would run away with it. Andrew Henderson's half-break allowed Alan Bulloch to put Hayes in for the try after only three minutes.Ulster, however, responded nine minutes later against the run of play, when Ryan Constable explored the blind side for Matt Sexton to score. Adam Larkin converted that try as well as the replacement wing's first.A penalty goals by Hayes after 16 minutes restored Glasgow's lead, and he had another just on the half-hour. However, Young's scores seemed to unsettle the earlier composure and confidence Glasgow had had. So, too, did the series of replacements that both teams utilised.After a third Hayes penalty goal, 12 minutes into the second half, hauling the margin back to 19-16, Glasgow had a couple of escapes. Larkin was wide with a drop kick at goal, and Donnie Macfadyen had to execute a fine cover tackle to prevent Simon Mallon from scoring in the left corner.With little more than 10 minutes left, however, Glasgow could have sewn the game up. Michael Bartlett sliced through on the left, and though he was cut down 10 metres out he slipped the ball away well. A subsequent loose pass squandered the good work, and it was left to that late kick for Hayes to save the game for Glasgow.Glasgow - Stuart Moffat; Jon Steel, Alan Bulloch, Andrew Henderson, Rory Kerr; Tommy Hayes, Graeme Beveridge; Cameron Blades, Gordon Bulloch, Lee Harrison, Andrew Hall, Jason White (captain), Andrew Wilson, Donnie Macfadyen, Jon Petrie. Replacements - Nathan Ross for Hall (30 minutes), David Hilton for Harrison (30), Michael Bartlett for Kerr (half-time), Andy Nicol for Beveridge (half-time), Gordon Simpson for Wilson (half-time), Hall for Ross (59), Lee Harrison for Blades (59), Calvin Howarth for Moffat (62), Moffat for Henderson (68), Ben Daly for Gordon Bulloch (69), Blades for Hilton (79).Ulster 19, Glasgow Rugby 19A last-kick penalty goal by Tommy Hayes from the halfway line snatched a draw for Glasgow against Ulster at Ravenhill tonight. It completed the stand-off's monopoly of the Glasgow scoring.He notched Glasgow's only try as well as kicking the conversion and adding four penalty goals.However, the visitors should not have needed such a late escape even though Ulster recorded three tries to one. Glasgow had by far the better the first half-hour, but all they had in the bag was a 13-7 lead.Worse was to follow. Scott Young, Ulster's replacement wing, scored a try each side of the interval. Loose ball on the Glasgow 10-metre line allowed Ulster to create the replacement's first try. The second was off swift passes to the right, and five minutes into the second half the home team led 19-13.Glasgow started the match as if they would run away with it. Andrew Henderson's half-break allowed Alan Bulloch to put Hayes in for the try after only three minutes.Ulster, however, responded nine minutes later against the run of play, when Ryan Constable explored the blind side for Matt Sexton to score. Adam Larkin converted that try as well as the replacement wing's first.A penalty goals by Hayes after 16 minutes restored Glasgow's lead, and he had another just on the half-hour. However, Young's scores seemed to unsettle the earlier composure and confidence Glasgow had had. So, too, did the series of replacements that both teams utilised.After a third Hayes penalty goal, 12 minutes into the second half, hauling the margin back to 19-16, Glasgow had a couple of escapes. Larkin was wide with a drop kick at goal, and Donnie Macfadyen had to execute a fine cover tackle to prevent Simon Mallon from scoring in the left corner.With little more than 10 minutes left, however, Glasgow could have sewn the game up. Michael Bartlett sliced through on the left, and though he was cut down 10 metres out he slipped the ball away well. A subsequent loose pass squandered the good work, and it was left to that late kick for Hayes to save the game for Glasgow.Glasgow - Stuart Moffat; Jon Steel, Alan Bulloch, Andrew Henderson, Rory Kerr; Tommy Hayes, Graeme Beveridge; Cameron Blades, Gordon Bulloch, Lee Harrison, Andrew Hall, Jason White (captain), Andrew Wilson, Donnie Macfadyen, Jon Petrie. Replacements - Nathan Ross for Hall (30 minutes), David Hilton for Harrison (30), Michael Bartlett for Kerr (half-time), Andy Nicol for Beveridge (half-time), Gordon Simpson for Wilson (half-time), Hall for Ross (59), Lee Harrison for Blades (59), Calvin Howarth for Moffat (62), Moffat for Henderson (68), Ben Daly for Gordon Bulloch (69), Blades for Hilton (79).