Ulster’s good form goes on with win over Glasgow

Ulster's Nick Williams is tackled by Glasgow's Rob Harley
Ulster's Nick Williams is tackled by Glasgow's Rob Harley

Ulster 13 Glasgow 10

Ulster defeated defending champions Glasgow to return to the summit of the Pro12 table in a hard fought game in Belfast.

Ruan Pienaar missed the chance to give Ulster the lead after six minutes when he pushed a simple penalty wide.

Glasgow took the lead three minutes later when centre Sam Johnson caught the home defence flat footed with a break through midfield that created an overlap and the ball was moved to the wing for Lee Jones to have a simple run in but out half Gregor Hunter failed to convert.

Ulster were unfortunately not to get a try on 27 minutes when following a great Craig Gilroy break he put a grubber kick in behind the Glasgow defence but Warriors scrum half Ali Price beat Pienaar to touch down in goal.

Ulster thought they had a try on 35 minutes but it was disallowed by the TMO as he adjudged Glasgow propSila Puafisi got downward pressure before Ulster replacement scrum half Paul Marshall.

Hunter missed a long range penalty on 48 minutes.

Callum Black scored his first Ulster try on his 100th appearance for the province.

Following a good break by Gilroy and some strong driving close to the Glasgow line Black barged over from close range and Jackson converted.

Jackson extended Ulster’s lead with a simple penalty from in front of the posts after a high tackle on Craig Gilroy.

Glasgow had captain Ryan Wilson yellow carded but Ulster failed to take advantage and the Warriors secured a bonus point in injury time when Australian winger Taqele Naiyaravoro collected Grayson Hart’s cross field kick to dot down.

Ulster:S Olding, C Gilroy, D Cave, S McCloskey, J Stockdale S Windsor, R Pienaar,C Black, R Herring, R Lutton; A O’Connor, F van der Merwe, R Diack, S Reidy, N Williams

Replacements:J Andrew for Herring 43 mins, K McCall for McCall 56 mins, B Ross for Lutton 76 mins, C Henry for Reidy 53 mins, R Wilson for Williams 63 mins, P Marshall for Pienaar 29 minutes, P Jackson for Windsor 41 mins, S Arnold for Stockdale 75 mins

Glasgow Warriors:P Murchie, L Jones, G Bryce, S Johnson, R Hughes, G Hunter, Ali Price,R Grant, P MacArthur, S Puafisi, G Peterson, L Nakarawa, R Harley, S Favaro, R Wilson

Replacements:J Malcolm for McArthur 35 mins, A Allan for 59 mins, D Rae for Puafisi 69 mins, J Strauss for Nakarawa 59 mins, C Fusaro for Favaro 39 mins, G Hart for Price 63 mins, P Horne for Hunter 53 mins, T Naiyaravoro for Jones 63 mins

Ref M Mitrea (Italy)