Munster fight back to edge out Glasgow Warriors

Ian Keatley kicked the winning penalty

Munster, Ian Keatley

Munster's Ian Keatley kicks a conversion ©INPHO/Craig Watson

Munster remain on top of the Guinness Pro 12 after the narrowest of victories against Glasgow Warriors.

The province edged out the Scottish side 16-15 at Scotstoun Stadium to pick up a crucial win and four points.

Munster are now on 37 points in the Pro 12 table, just one point clear of Ospreys, who beat Edinburgh 31-22 at Liberty Stadium. 

Out-half Ian Keatley gave Munster an early lead with a penalty on nine minutes.

Munster's Niall Scannell and Duncan Williams tackle Chris Fusaro of the Warriors ©INPHO/Craig Watson

It got better for the province as Andrew Conway got a try with Keatley adding the extras.

But Peter Horne's 16th minute penalty reduced the deficit for Glasgow as they trailed 10-3.

Keatley converted another penalty just before the break to leave the scores at 13-3 and Munster in command.

Munster's Andrew Conway scores a try ©INPHO/Craig Watson

But Glasgow fought back in the second half in an effort that almost resulted in them snatching victory at home.

First Ali Price converted a try with 18 minutes to go, before Nick Grigg added another to give the Scottish side a 15-13 lead and leave Munster trailing with the clock ticking.

But three minutes from time, Keatley converted another penalty to secure the three points that they needed to pull off a narrow win.