Glasgow sweep Dunvant aside
April 30, 2000

Glasgow struggled to sweep aside the challenge of relegation-threatened Dunvant in their Welsh/Scottish League encounter at Stirling.

Two Barry Irving penalties against one by Mark Thomas gave Caley the early advantage, but they were never able to make the most of their territorial superiority before the break. Flanker Gareth Flockhart claimed their first touchdown with a 20-metre run with Irving converting, only to see Thomas hit back with his second penalty.

Reds looked set to open up a decisive gap after Alan Bulloch battered his way over following clever work by Jon Stuart and Donnie Macfadyen. Irving kept up his 100% strike rate, but again Caley's concentration wavered and allowed Dunvant to remain in the hunt with a try from Nicky Lloyd, converted
by Thomas.

Dunvant seized the initiative when centre James Baker skipped over in the corner, Thomas converting. Substitute Tommy Hayes regained the edge for Caley with, but the Welshmen again struck back instantly with another fine score from Baker, goaled by Thomas.

Skipper Rowen Shepherd got his team's noses in front again with a penalty from close in _ then he converted a stoppage-time try hooker Gordon Bulloch to secure the points. Reds coach Richie Dixon admitted: ``The match was like our whole season _ we didn't make the most of our chances.

``We should have had them dead and buried after 25 minutes, but a lot of the good work was spoiled by careless final passes.

``We must learn to put teams away when we have them on the rack.''

Dunvant director Mark Perdue said: ``We did enough to deserve a win. To put it mildly, there was an element of doubt over Bulloch's late try.''

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