Glasgow_X0019_S Roller-Coaster Ride Continues

Munster 26, Glasgow 10Glasgow's roller-coaster ride continued tonight. Once more defeat followed victory as Glasgow lost to Munster in the Celtic League match this evening at chilly Musgrave Park, Cork.Only two late tries by Glasgow - in the last four minutes of the match - prevented a whitewash. In fact, the try-count ended up two-all.However, equality in that factor could not hide the simple fact that Glasgow were well beaten. Munster - on their home patch - avenged their defeat by Glasgow in the Celtic Cup tie at Hughenden three weeks ago.Munster made their kill with 19 points in a 20-minute phase spanning the interval. Jeremy Stauton opened the scoring with a penalty goal in 36 minutes, and a try by Mike Mullins soon followed. Staunton converted and added three penalty goals inside the first quarter of an hour in the second half.That try by Mullins was born out of nothing more than scrappy play by both teams around Glasgow's 10-metre line. Suddenly, though, Dominic Crotty snapped up the loose ball to send Mullins away to score.Munster's other try, half an hour into the second half, was scored while Glasgow were down to 13 men. Two back-row forwards, Donnie Macfadyen and Paul Dearlove, were in the sin-bin when Eoin Reddan and Mossy Lawlor created the space for David Wallace to run through from about 25 metres.For the first half-hour of the game the flow was mainly in Munster's favour. Their best chance was off a rumbling lineout drive for 20 metres almost over the goal-line. That effort procured a penalty, but Staunton missed the goal.Glasgow's chances were rarities. Rory Kerr, stretching for an interception on the home 22-metre line, knocked on, and soon afterwards a close-range lineout drive was thwarted.Munster, relieved at those two escapes, recovered to release Denis Leamy almost to the line, the flanker denied by Sean Lamont's saving tackle only a couple of strides from the line. That, though, was the position that allowed Staunton to open the scoring with the first of his four penalty goals.When he converted Wallace's try Munster led 26-0, and the game was theirs. But Glasgow produced a final flourish which, at least on the scoreline, saved face. A line-out drive created the scope for Graeme Morrison to slice through for a try, and in injury time, after Calvin Howarth's chipped kick had forced a five-metre scrum, Mark McMillan fed the narrow side for Stuart Moffat to score in the left corner.Munster - Dominic Crotty; Martin McPhail, Mike Mullins, Jason Holland, Mossie Lawlor; Jeremy Staunton, Eoin Reddan; Simon Kerr, Andy Long, Frank Roche, Trevor Hogan, Stephen Keogh, Denis Leamy, Jim Williams (captain), David Wallace. Substitutes - Conrad O'sullivan for Crotty (68 minutes), Colm McMahon for Wallace (72), Clem Casey for Holland (72), Eugene McGovern for Roche (75), Frank Murphy for Reddan (78).Tries, Mullins, Wallace; conversions, Staunton (2); penalty goals, Staunton (4).Glasgow - Stuart Moffat; Jon Steel, Sean Lamont, Graeme Morrison, Rory Kerr; Daniel Parks, Kenny Sinclair; Matt Proudfoot, Simon Gunn, Lee Harrison, Andy Hall, Joe Beardshaw, Roland Reid, Paul Dearlove (captain), Donnie Macfadyen. Substitutes - Mark McMillan for Sinclair (24-35 and half-time), Euan Murray for Proudfoot (53), Rory McKay for Beardshaw (54), Scott Lawson for Gunn (54), Alan Bulloch for Steel (62), Calvin Howarth for Parks (72).Tries, Moffat, Morrison.Referee - Hugh Watkins (Wales).Munster 26, Glasgow 10Glasgow's roller-coaster ride continued tonight. Once more defeat followed victory as Glasgow lost to Munster in the Celtic League match this evening at chilly Musgrave Park, Cork.Only two late tries by Glasgow - in the last four minutes of the match - prevented a whitewash. In fact, the try-count ended up two-all.However, equality in that factor could not hide the simple fact that Glasgow were well beaten. Munster - on their home patch - avenged their defeat by Glasgow in the Celtic Cup tie at Hughenden three weeks ago.Munster made their kill with 19 points in a 20-minute phase spanning the interval. Jeremy Stauton opened the scoring with a penalty goal in 36 minutes, and a try by Mike Mullins soon followed. Staunton converted and added three penalty goals inside the first quarter of an hour in the second half.That try by Mullins was born out of nothing more than scrappy play by both teams around Glasgow's 10-metre line. Suddenly, though, Dominic Crotty snapped up the loose ball to send Mullins away to score.Munster's other try, half an hour into the second half, was scored while Glasgow were down to 13 men. Two back-row forwards, Donnie Macfadyen and Paul Dearlove, were in the sin-bin when Eoin Reddan and Mossy Lawlor created the space for David Wallace to run through from about 25 metres.For the first half-hour of the game the flow was mainly in Munster's favour. Their best chance was off a rumbling lineout drive for 20 metres almost over the goal-line. That effort procured a penalty, but Staunton missed the goal.Glasgow's chances were rarities. Rory Kerr, stretching for an interception on the home 22-metre line, knocked on, and soon afterwards a close-range lineout drive was thwarted.Munster, relieved at those two escapes, recovered to release Denis Leamy almost to the line, the flanker denied by Sean Lamont's saving tackle only a couple of strides from the line. That, though, was the position that allowed Staunton to open the scoring with the first of his four penalty goals.When he converted Wallace's try Munster led 26-0, and the game was theirs. But Glasgow produced a final flourish which, at least on the scoreline, saved face. A line-out drive created the scope for Graeme Morrison to slice through for a try, and in injury time, after Calvin Howarth's chipped kick had forced a five-metre scrum, Mark McMillan fed the narrow side for Stuart Moffat to score in the left corner.Munster - Dominic Crotty; Martin McPhail, Mike Mullins, Jason Holland, Mossie Lawlor; Jeremy Staunton, Eoin Reddan; Simon Kerr, Andy Long, Frank Roche, Trevor Hogan, Stephen Keogh, Denis Leamy, Jim Williams (captain), David Wallace. Substitutes - Conrad O'sullivan for Crotty (68 minutes), Colm McMahon for Wallace (72), Clem Casey for Holland (72), Eugene McGovern for Roche (75), Frank Murphy for Reddan (78).Tries, Mullins, Wallace; conversions, Staunton (2); penalty goals, Staunton (4).Glasgow - Stuart Moffat; Jon Steel, Sean Lamont, Graeme Morrison, Rory Kerr; Daniel Parks, Kenny Sinclair; Matt Proudfoot, Simon Gunn, Lee Harrison, Andy Hall, Joe Beardshaw, Roland Reid, Paul Dearlove (captain), Donnie Macfadyen. Substitutes - Mark McMillan for Sinclair (24-35 and half-time), Euan Murray for Proudfoot (53), Rory McKay for Beardshaw (54), Scott Lawson for Gunn (54), Alan Bulloch for Steel (62), Calvin Howarth for Parks (72).Tries, Moffat, Morrison.Referee - Hugh Watkins (Wales).