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We’ve been somewhat remiss with our coverage of the Ulster Ravens/A/Spanners (delete as appropriate) this season but with the games taking place the same weekends as the European fixtures we just haven’t had enough time or resources, or sobriety for that mater!

We did manage to get a photographer along to yesterday’s game at Eaton Park where the  Spanners played their second of their back to back fixtures against a Scarlets Premiership Select side.

Having beaten Scarlets Select 19 – 27 at Parc-y-Scarlets last week we were hopeful for a win but alas it was not to be.

Ulster did start well and were awarded a penalty try after a series of scrum infringements. Sam Windsor converted and Ulster led 7 – 0 after 5 minutes. It was a lead that Ulster took into the break; though more than a few points were left on the paddock in a scrappy first half.

A fourteen point turnaround at the start of the second half eased the game Scarlets way. Adam Liddell looked all set to score but fumbled Sam Windsor’s pass and his opposite number picked it up to run the length of the pitch to score.

The Scarlets out half converted and added three more penalties before a seventieth minute try and conversion sealed Ulster’s fate.

Final Score: Ulster A 7 Scarlets Premiership Select 23

Ulster A: Robert Lyttle, Connor Young, Callum Paterson, Mark Best, Adam Liddell, Sam Windsor, Paul Rowley, Calum Black, John Andrew, Jonny Simpson,  John Donnan, Pete Browne, Connor Joyce, Willie Faloon, Stephen Mulholland. Replacements: Johnny Murphy, Ruaidhri Murphy, Ross Kane,  Lorcan Dow, Josh Pentland, Andrew Magrath.

It looks likely that Ulster will need to win their remaining two fixtures, against Bedford and Bristol, if they are to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout stages.

Images courtesy of Ian Humes Photography


BI Cup: Fixtures and Results. 

13th Nov 2015, Ulster A 20 Bristol 5

TRY: Willie Faloon, Callum Patterson, Mark Best. CON: Sam Windsor (3). PEN: Sam Windsor (3)

21st Nov 2015, Bedford 27 Ulster A 18

TRY: Rory Scholes, Jonny McPhillips. CON: Sam Windsor. PEN: Sam Windsor (2)

12th Dec 2015, Scarlets Select 19 Ulster A 27

TRY: Willie Faloon, John Andrew, Ruaidhri Murphy (2). CON: Sam Windsor (2). PEN: Sam Windsor

19th Dec 2015, Ulster A 7 Scarlets Select 23

TRY: Pen Try. CON: Sam Windsor  

15th Jan 2016, Ulster A v Bedford. KO 19:30

22nd Jan 2016 Bristol v Ulster A. KO 19:


Pool 2: As It Stands

TeamPWDLPFPABPPTS
Bedford43019993214
Bristol420213683210
Ulster A4202827419
Scarlets Select41036413104

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