Ulster ‘A’ (9) 19
TRY: Sam Windsor. CON: Johnny McPhillips. PEN: Johnny McPhillips (4).
PEN: Sam Katz (2)
Don”t have much time for a write up this week, but this was a good win for Ulster A nonetheless and it is good to see that they now appear to be taking this competition seriously.
Sam Windsor and Aaron Cairns caught the eye for Ulster in the back line with Windsor scoring the decisive try on the 51st minute after Ulster took a 9 – 6 lead into the break thanks to three Johnny McPhillips penalties.
McPhillips had already slotted over his fourth penalty on the 45th minute and the quick ten points from Ulster at the start of the second half tempered the challenge from the physical Jersey team.
Ulster pushed for more tries as the game progressed but the Jersey defence held firm and the game ended, somewhat disappointingly for Ulster without the scoreboard being troubled further.
Final Score Ulster A 19 Jersey Reds 6.
Ulster A: Johnny McPhillips, Tommy Bowe, Sam Windsor, Mark Best, Aaron Cairns, Brett Herron, David Shanahan, Johnny Simpson, John Andrew, Ricky Lutton, Dan Tuohy, Kieran Treadwell, Stephen Mulholland, Conor Joyce, Lorcan Dow. Replacements: Jonny Murphy, Tom O’Hagan, John Donnan, Nick Timoney, Angus Lloyd, Callum Smith, Conor Kelly.
Next up for the Ulster A team is the trip to London Scottish for Round 2 of the British & Irish Cup. Kick-off is 2.30pm next Saturday 22nd October at the Athletic Ground.
Pictures below from Ian Humes.