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Friday, 4 October, 2002, 20:51 GMT 21:51 UK
Borders humble Glasgow
Tanner Vili is stopped by Glasgow's Gordon Bulloch
Tanner Vili (centre) kicked two Borders goals
Borders 33-12 Glasgow

Borders dented Glasgow's hopes of earning a home tie in the Celtic League quarter-finals with a deserved win at Netherdale.

Scotland's newest professional team outscored their more experienced rivals by five tries to nil.

Defeat - their second in a row - leaves Glasgow in second place in Celtic League Pool B, certain to qualify for a quarter-final place but sweating over a home tie.

Borders' second win in a row has almost certainly come too late for them to qualify.

Nikki Walker powers past Calvin Howarth to score
Nikki Walker scored a try for Borders
Glasgow's Tommy Hayes' first attempt was wide, but he broke the deadlock with an angled long-range penalty, then added another.

But the Borders grabbed the momentum before the break with two tries.

Centre Kevin Utterson claimed the first, powering through a challenge by Stuart Moffat after a sniping surge by Armstrong.

Then Nikki Walker scooped up a spilled pass by Alan Bulloch deep inside his own half.

He was half-stopped by Calvin Howarth five metres from the target but had enough strength to heave himself to the line.

The conversion was from the widest possible angle, but Utterson made it look simple.

Glasgow responded positively to claw back three of them thanks to another well-judged penalty by Hayes.

Despite the absence of the inspirational Armstrong, Borders made the perfect start to the second half as Sititi bounded over for their third touchdown.

Tommy Hayes kicks over for Glasgow
Tommy Hayes kicked all Glasgow points
Utterson was injured in the sequence, so Vili took over the boot duties to add the extra two points.

Even better was to come for the home fans two minutes later when wing Scott Paterson cruised over to secure the bonus point.

Utterson returned to the action to land the conversion from wide on the left and seal Glasgow's fate.

Hayes clipped over another penalty, but they could not turn the tide.

And sub Stephen Cranston sailed in for Borders try number five, goaled by Vili.


Borders: T Vili, N Walker, J Stuart, K Utterson, S Paterson, G Townsend, G Armstrong (captain), P Thomson, S Scott, B Douglas, D. Weir, R Metcalfe, A Rennick, S Sititi, C Feather.
Substitutes S Cranston, C Laidlaw, I Fairley, T Walker, C Stewart, G Graham, S Gunn.

Glasgow: S Moffat, J Steel, A Bulloch, T Hayes, G Metcalfe, C Howarth, A Nicol (captain), D Hilton, G Bulloch, L Harrison, N Ross, A Hall, A Wilson, D Macfadyen, J Petrie.
Substitutes: B Daly, C Blades or E Murray, R McKay, A Brown, G Beveridge, A Henderson, M Bartlett.

Referee: R Goodliffe (Sheffield (RFU)).

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