Ulster A recorded their fifth Celtic Cup win with a comfortable, yet not flamboyant win against a weak Ospreys side.
The home side made a tentative start as handling errors were aplenty due to the greasy conditions at Gibson Park.
Ospreys opened the scoring with a penalty after Adam McBurney was sent to the sin bin for an illegal clear out.
Ulster were on the board with just over ten minutes left in the half. FRU favourite Peter Cooper bundled over the line after several phases of work by the forwards.
Indeed the forwards controlled the game for Ulster and the away side never troubled the home line with exception to two interceptions later in the second half.
A lack of a cutting edge prevented Ulster from making the scoreline a lot more comfortable.
It was the Ospreys’ turn to receive a yellow card and Ulster duly capitalised with Cooper adding his second of the game.
Ulster finally showed the decent crowd that gathered at Malone what they could do in the final play of the match. Superb handling from Cooper, Nathan Doak, Angus Curtis allowed Hayden Hyde to score in the corner.
Ulster A: Ethan McIlroy, Ross Adair, Hayden Hyde, Angus Curtis, Graham Curtis, Bruce Houston, Nathan Doak, Callum Reid, Adam McBurney, Peter Cooper, David O’Connor, Jack Regan, Joe Dunleavy, David McCann (Capt), Azur Allison. Replacements: Zack McCall, Tommy O’Hagan, Paul Mullen, Matthew Dalton, Marcus Rea, Lewis Finlay, Luke Pollock, Conor Rankin.
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