Match Report: Pro14: Ulster 40-15 Glasgow

John Cooney kicked 15 points for Ulster
John Cooney kicked 15 points for Ulster
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Ulster 40-15 Glasgow, Kingspan Stadium

Ulster maintained their winning streak in the ongoing Pro14 season as they went on to defeat Glasgow Warriors 40-15 in the fifth round at Kingspan Stadium on Monday.

This is fifth win for Ulster from as many games as they are at second place in Conference A table while Glasgow are at fourth place.

Glasgow were the quickest to get off the block as TJ Ioane raced over the line in the fifth minute and Pete Horne kicked the conversion to make it 0-7 and by the 12th minute Glasgow levelled the scores as John Andrew went over the line at the back of the maul and Cooney kicked the extras.

The visitors seized the lead once again with Horne's penalty goal in the 21st minute but it was short-lived as Marcell Coetzee raced over the line in the 25th minute to make the scoreline 14-10.

The Irish side finished the first half strong as they claimed the bonus point with back to back tries from skipper Sam Carter and John Cooney with the second try coming after Glasgow lost Matawalu to yellow-card.

Ulster extended their momentum into the second half with Sean Reidy's try in the 50th minute followed by Matt Faddes' touchdown in the 56th minute. A yellow-card to Michael Lowry in the 60th minute for a deliberate knock-on provided some chance for Glasgow as Grant Stewart went over the line but could not find any more breakthrough as Ulster completed a 25-point win.

Team line-up:

Ulster starting XV: Lowry, Gilroy, Marshall, Moore, Faddes, Madigan, Cooney; McGrath, Andrew, Moore, Treadwell, Carter (c), Rea, Reidy, Coetzee.

Reserves: McBurney, O'Sullivan, Milasinovich, O'Connor, Rea, Shanahan, Johnston, McIlroy.

Glasgow Warriors starting XV: Brice; Tagive, Fergusson, McDowall, Matowalu; Horne, Dobie; Seiuli, Stewart, Pieretto, Harley, McDonald; Wilson (c), Gordon, Ioane.

Reserves: Matthews, Allan, Rae, Bean, Bain, Lokotui, Kennedy, Thomson.