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May edges Gloucester home

An excellent 75th-minute try from Jonny May kept alive Gloucester's faint Heineken Cup hopes with a narrow 23-19 victory over Connacht.

Niall O'Connor looked to have earned Connacht their first win of the competition when his 72nd-minute penalty put the visitors 19-16 up, but replacement centre May then sailed past two defenders for the decisive score.

Tiernan O'Halloran and Tim Taylor had earlier traded first-half tries while O'Connor kicked four penalties and Taylor and Freddie Burns combined for three for the hosts.

May's late intervention was a bitter blow for the gallant Irish side, who were unlucky to lose after being the better team for much of the match against an out-of-sorts Gloucester.


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