Caledonians resume Celtic League revival
September 9, 2000

Cautious Glasgow Caledonians coach Richie Dixon refused to get carried away after his men stepped up their Welsh-Scottish League revival at the expense of Neath at Hughenden last night.

The Reds swept aside the challenge of the Welsh All Blacks with plenty to spare, winning 36-20.

But Dixon insisted: ``It is merely a small step in the right direction. We did some tremendous things but we were also guilty of switching off for spells.

``If we keep on doing that we will be punished all the way through our campaign.''

To put a damper on the victory, Dixon is resigned to some time without flanker Gareth Flockhart, who sustained a suspected fractured jaw or cheekbone.

Rookie winger Jon Steel, captain Gordon Bulloch and substitute Marty Waite were the try heroes with Mark McKenzie landing a series of crucial kicks.

Neath's touchdown came from Tongan back-row man Katilimoni Tuipolotu, who was driven over via a rolling maul.

Shane Williams added four penalties, with stand-off James Brown claiming a first-half drop-goal.

Glasgow Caledonians: tries: Waite, Steel, G Bulloch; cons: McKenzie 3; pens: McKenzie 5

Neath: tries: Tuipulotu; pens: S Williams 4; drop goals: Brown

Referee: R Dickson (Madras College)

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