Last Kick Of The Game Denies Warriors Victory

ULSTER 25_GLASGOW WARRIORS 23A horribly cruel blow for Glasgow Warriors came this afternoon in Ulster when David Humphreys took his side to a two point victory with the final kick of the game._Only moments earlier, Dan Parks kicked Glasgow into a one point lead with a 40 meter penalty in injury time but the bonus point loss will be no consolation to the Warriors after a hard fought game.Ulster, like Glasgow, had lost their last three matches and it was up to David Humphreys to score all of Ulstera?'s 25 points with one try, a conversion and six penalties.Glasgow saw tries from Graeme Morrison and Craig Hamilton with Dan Parks scoring two conversions and three penalties.Humphreya?'s opened the scoring in only the second minute of the game when Glasgow were penalised for being offside a?" a kick which took Humphreysa?" Celtic League points total over the 300 mark.The Ulster backs looked sharp but the Glasgow forwards with their pacey play showed their dominance by cutting down Ulstera?'s space and pressurising them into making mistakes as it took both sides a while to settle into their game._The Warriors backs also looked hungry for the ball, with Graydon Staniforth ripping possession from Humphreya?'s hands for an impressive turnover.In a first half where possession was minimal, Glasgow made the most of what they had and with some good sniping at the base of the scrum from Beveridge, allowed themselves time and space for Henderson and Morrison to barge through the middle of the field and capitalise on Ulstera?'s errors._But with three penalties under their belt within 18 minutes, Ulster stretched ahead of the Warriors and looked dominant in most areas of the game with the exception of the scrum where Tkachuk, Lawson and Murray gave the Irish front row a torrid time, leading to several penalties in Glasgowa?'s favour._The Irishmen nearly touched down for the first try of the game when centre Andrew Trimble looked like he was surely heading over the line but he juggled and fumbled the ball forward as Glasgowa?'s defence held out.With the Warriors back in possession, winger Hefin Oa?"Hare made a darting break, the first real push from Glasgow in the game, and after a number of phases, the ball was popped into the hands of Graeme Morrison who had a massive job on his hands if he was to make the line._He passed two would-be tacklers at speed, and dragged another along with him as he stretched for the line for the Warriorsa?" opening points twenty minutes into the game._Parksa?" conversion brought the Warriors within two points of the home team (9-7).With their momentum stifled, Ulstera?'s error count rose, and Craig Hamilton pounced upon a fumbled pass._The lock was on hand to collect the loose ball and trotted over the line to touch done behind the posts._Against the run of play, with Parks conversion, Glasgow pulled ahead 14-9.Glasgowa?'s main problem of the afternoon though was the high penalty count, closely followed by the number of times possession was inadvertently turned over to the opposition however, they were by no means alone in this as Ulster were also suffering from the same problems which allowed Parks to slot over another penalty in the 35th minute (9-17).In the closing minutes of the first half Ulster enjoyed a sustained phase of possession but Glasgowa?'s defence was stunning and time and again forced Ulster back until eventually, the Warriors gave away a penalty for a high tackle when Trimble was bought down short of the line and so a further three points were given away (12-17) on the stroke of half time.Ulstera?'s points kept rolling in as Parksa?" chip ahead fell straight into the arms of David Humphreys who headed for the try line with Morrison and Oa?"Hare not quite managing to chase him down._Humphreys converted his try to take Ulster ahead again (19-17).The lead had flipped again minutes later as Dan Parks converted a penalty for Glasgow (19-20) but Humphreys replied ten minutes later with another successful kick (22-20).The penalty count against the Warriors mounted but Humphreys was off target, allowing the Warriors to stay within two points as they entered a rejuvenated attacking phase in the dramatic last quarter of the game.With the lead changing hands so many times in the second half, the game was by no means decided as the 80 minute mark came around and the Warriors looked to have clinched it as Ulster were judged to have been offside two minutes into injury time and Glasgow were awarded a penalty in front of the posts._Dan parks slotted it for the 22-23 lead but in the cruellest of blows, the clock kept ticking and a further three minutes into injury time, Ulster were awarded a penalty in the Glasgow half and David Humphreys stepped up to put it between the posts making the final score 25-23 to Ulster.GLASGOW WARRIORSGraydon Staniforth, Hefin Oa?"Hare, Graeme Morrison, Andy Henderson, Rory Lamont, Dan Parks, Graeme Beveridge, Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Euan Murray, Tim Barker, Craig Hamilton, Steve Swindall, John Beattie, Jon Petrie (CAPTAIN) Substitutes: Fergus Thomson (for Lawson 73 mins), Lee Harrison (for Kevin Tkachuk 59 mins), Dan Turner (for Hamilton 65 mins), John Barclay (for Petrie), Sam Pinder (for Beveridge 54 mins), Colin Gregor, Mike Roberts (for Oa?"Hare 63 mins)Tkachuk for Murray (77 mins)ULSTERBryn Cunningham, Tommy Bowe, Kevin Maggs, Andrew Trimble, James Topping, David Humphreys, Kieran Campbell, Bryan Young, Rory Best, Simon Best (Captain), Justin Harrison, Rowan Frost, Neil Best, Neil McMillan; Roger Wilson Substitutes Nigel Brady, Justin Fitzpatrick (for Young 69 mins), Ryan Caldwell (for Frost 81 mins), Stephen Ferris (for McMillan 52 mins), Isaac Boss (for Campbell 52 mins), Adam Larkin, Jonny BellMan of the match: Rowan FrostRef: Phil Fear (WRU)ULSTER 25_GLASGOW WARRIORS 23A horribly cruel blow for Glasgow Warriors came this afternoon in Ulster when David Humphreys took his side to a two point victory with the final kick of the game._Only moments earlier, Dan Parks kicked Glasgow into a one point lead with a 40 meter penalty in injury time but the bonus point loss will be no consolation to the Warriors after a hard fought game.Ulster, like Glasgow, had lost their last three matches and it was up to David Humphreys to score all of Ulstera?'s 25 points with one try, a conversion and six penalties.Glasgow saw tries from Graeme Morrison and Craig Hamilton with Dan Parks scoring two conversions and three penalties.Humphreya?'s opened the scoring in only the second minute of the game when Glasgow were penalised for being offside a?" a kick which took Humphreysa?" Celtic League points total over the 300 mark.The Ulster backs looked sharp but the Glasgow forwards with their pacey play showed their dominance by cutting down Ulstera?'s space and pressurising them into making mistakes as it took both sides a while to settle into their game._The Warriors backs also looked hungry for the ball, with Graydon Staniforth ripping possession from Humphreya?'s hands for an impressive turnover.In a first half where possession was minimal, Glasgow made the most of what they had and with some good sniping at the base of the scrum from Beveridge, allowed themselves time and space for Henderson and Morrison to barge through the middle of the field and capitalise on Ulstera?'s errors._But with three penalties under their belt within 18 minutes, Ulster stretched ahead of the Warriors and looked dominant in most areas of the game with the exception of the scrum where Tkachuk, Lawson and Murray gave the Irish front row a torrid time, leading to several penalties in Glasgowa?'s favour._The Irishmen nearly touched down for the first try of the game when centre Andrew Trimble looked like he was surely heading over the line but he juggled and fumbled the ball forward as Glasgowa?'s defence held out.With the Warriors back in possession, winger Hefin Oa?"Hare made a darting break, the first real push from Glasgow in the game, and after a number of phases, the ball was popped into the hands of Graeme Morrison who had a massive job on his hands if he was to make the line._He passed two would-be tacklers at speed, and dragged another along with him as he stretched for the line for the Warriorsa?" opening points twenty minutes into the game._Parksa?" conversion brought the Warriors within two points of the home team (9-7).With their momentum stifled, Ulstera?'s error count rose, and Craig Hamilton pounced upon a fumbled pass._The lock was on hand to collect the loose ball and trotted over the line to touch done behind the posts._Against the run of play, with Parks conversion, Glasgow pulled ahead 14-9.Glasgowa?'s main problem of the afternoon though was the high penalty count, closely followed by the number of times possession was inadvertently turned over to the opposition however, they were by no means alone in this as Ulster were also suffering from the same problems which allowed Parks to slot over another penalty in the 35th minute (9-17).In the closing minutes of the first half Ulster enjoyed a sustained phase of possession but Glasgowa?'s defence was stunning and time and again forced Ulster back until eventually, the Warriors gave away a penalty for a high tackle when Trimble was bought down short of the line and so a further three points were given away (12-17) on the stroke of half time.Ulstera?'s points kept rolling in as Parksa?" chip ahead fell straight into the arms of David Humphreys who headed for the try line with Morrison and Oa?"Hare not quite managing to chase him down._Humphreys converted his try to take Ulster ahead again (19-17).The lead had flipped again minutes later as Dan Parks converted a penalty for Glasgow (19-20) but Humphreys replied ten minutes later with another successful kick (22-20).The penalty count against the Warriors mounted but Humphreys was off target, allowing the Warriors to stay within two points as they entered a rejuvenated attacking phase in the dramatic last quarter of the game.With the lead changing hands so many times in the second half, the game was by no means decided as the 80 minute mark came around and the Warriors looked to have clinched it as Ulster were judged to have been offside two minutes into injury time and Glasgow were awarded a penalty in front of the posts._Dan parks slotted it for the 22-23 lead but in the cruellest of blows, the clock kept ticking and a further three minutes into injury time, Ulster were awarded a penalty in the Glasgow half and David Humphreys stepped up to put it between the posts making the final score 25-23 to Ulster.GLASGOW WARRIORSGraydon Staniforth, Hefin Oa?"Hare, Graeme Morrison, Andy Henderson, Rory Lamont, Dan Parks, Graeme Beveridge, Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Euan Murray, Tim Barker, Craig Hamilton, Steve Swindall, John Beattie, Jon Petrie (CAPTAIN) Substitutes: Fergus Thomson (for Lawson 73 mins), Lee Harrison (for Kevin Tkachuk 59 mins), Dan Turner (for Hamilton 65 mins), John Barclay (for Petrie), Sam Pinder (for Beveridge 54 mins), Colin Gregor, Mike Roberts (for Oa?"Hare 63 mins)Tkachuk for Murray (77 mins)ULSTERBryn Cunningham, Tommy Bowe, Kevin Maggs, Andrew Trimble, James Topping, David Humphreys, Kieran Campbell, Bryan Young, Rory Best, Simon Best (Captain), Justin Harrison, Rowan Frost, Neil Best, Neil McMillan; Roger Wilson Substitutes Nigel Brady, Justin Fitzpatrick (for Young 69 mins), Ryan Caldwell (for Frost 81 mins), Stephen Ferris (for McMillan 52 mins), Isaac Boss (for Campbell 52 mins), Adam Larkin, Jonny BellMan of the match: Rowan FrostRef: Phil Fear (WRU)