Caley comeback stuns Scarlets
Perth
December 17, 2000

Two tries from flanker Donny MacFadyen gave Glasgow Caledonians the foundations for a late surge to a 45-35 victory over Llanelli in a stirring Welsh/Scottish League clash in Perth.

Caley opened the scoring with a penalty goal by fly-half Tommy Hayes but Wales international Stephen Jones levelled on 15 minutes.

Llanelli appeared to have settled to their task and claimed the first try when Caledonians lost control at the back of a scrum and Scarlets No 8 Scott Quinnell pounced.

Caley started to look more dangerous, but a loose kick let Llanelli attack on the counter, and Quinnell was again the try-scorer.

Hayes pulled back a penalty, and then a move which started from the Reds' own line ended with MacFadyen diving over in the corner for his team's first try.

Glasgow looked the more likely to add to their score, and when several attacks were halted just short they settled for a Hayes penalty which made it 18-17 to the Welsh side at half-time.

A try by Wales lock Chris Wyatt extended the Llanelli lead a minute into the second half.

Hayes slotted two penalties to keep the Reds in touch, but then a Dafydd James try converted by Jones firmed up Llanelli's advantage.

Scotland wing Jon Steel was next over the goal-line, with Hayes converting from the touchline, and a penalty 10 minutes from time brought the Reds into range again.

With six minutes to go MacFadyen grabbed his second try to put Caley in front and Jon Stuart's try in the last minute clinched a dramatic win for the home side.

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