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Thursday, 17 October, 2002, 10:37 GMT 11:37 UK
Petrie clinches Glasgow triumph
Glasgow's Glenn Metcalfe (right) ponders his next move as he's confronted by Vaughan Going
Glasgow held on in the face of a fierce final onslaught
Glasgow 26-14 Sale Sharks



Glasgow produced an heroic all-round display to kick-start their European Cup Pool 3 campaign.

In doing so they effectively snuffed out Sale's qualification hopes.

Jon Petrie marked his 100th appearance for the Warriors by diving over for the clincher in the dying seconds.

But it was Sharks who broke the deadlock in the 15th minute.

The home defence were caught out as flanker Stuart Pinkerton was allowed to stroll to the line from 30 metres out.

With Glasgow struggling to cope with the pace of the visiting back line, they conceded a further three points via a Nick Walshe penalty.

Sale's Stuart Pinkerton tackles Calvin Howarth
Glasgow's defence put up staunch resistance
The kick acted as a much-needed wake-up call for the Warriors and they burst back into the contest with a touchdown from skipper Jason White.

The conversion was wide on the left, but Tommy Hayes made it look easy as he narrowed the gap to a single point.

Hayes then attempted a drop-goal, but was rushed into miscuing badly.

He quickly made amends with a penalty from almost 50 metres to give the home side the lead.

Glasgow kept up their impressive momentum to earn another shot at goal from the same range, but a wider angle.

And again Hayes was straight and true with his kick.

They mounted a further series of attacks as the interval approached and Hayes slotted another three vital points to create an eight-point cushion.

Hayes returned to land his fourth penalty - only to see Walshe reply in identical fashion two minutes later.

Glasgow's Calvin Howarth breaks forward
Howarth made an impact on his return to action
And Walshe struck again to set up a dramatic finale.

But the Glasgow defence stood firm in the face of a fierce onslaught from Sale.

And then came the moment that sealed the visitor's fate.

Petrie was in the right place at the right time to get the important touch as the pack powerfully drove through and Hayes added the goal.


Glasgow: S Moffat, M Bartlett, A Bulloch, T Hayes, G Metcalfe, C Howarth, G Beveridge, C Blades, G Bulloch, L Harrison, A Hall, J White (captain), A Wilson, D Macfadyen, J Petrie.
Replacements: F Thomson, D Hilton, N Ross, R McKay, A Nicol, A Henderson, I McInroy.

Sale Sharks: J Robinson; M Cueto, M Deane, G Bond, S Hanley; N Walshe, B Redpath (capt); J Thorp, A Titterrell, B Stewart, C Jones, D Schofield, A Sanderson, P Anglesea, S Pinkerton.
Replacements: C Marais, K Yates, S Turner, A Perelini, R Wilks, D Harris, V Going.

Attendance: 5,283

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