ULSTER coach, Mark Anscombe, hailed the character of his side as they ground out a 19-8 win over Glasgow on Friday night to take top spot in Pool Four of the Heineken Cup and stretch their unbeaten run to seven successive games.
A second half Chris Henry try was enough to swing the result in the Irish Province’s favour after a tight affair at Scotstoun.
Outhalf Paddy Jackson weighed in with 14 points and although Glasgow scored a consolation in the final minute it was never going to be enough to deny Ulster moving top of the Pool.
They are three points clear of Northampton Saints, who while losing 21-16 in Castres, picked up a losing bonus point to set up what will be a thrilling double header between them and Ulster in December in the traditional back-to-back fixtures.
Praising his side’s attitude after they took control when the heavy first half rain subsided, Anscombe said: “It’s not easy to come here and get a victory as other teams I’m sure will find out.
“We showed a lot of character out there, the boys battled their way through tough conditions against a very good team.
“You have got to be able to work through things because the game of rugby doesn’t always go the way you want it.
“If you don’t have that character and attitude to hang in there and battle through the tough times, you won’t come out the right end.
“We have done that a few times this year, and shown there is a bit of character there. That’s a good benchmark to build a good team from.”