Thursday 29 September 2016

Ulster A exit with a whimper

Bristol 47-13 Ulster A

Published 23/01/2016 | 02:30

Ulster A lost three matches in a row and will finish with only two wins in six outings Stock photo: PA
Ulster A lost three matches in a row and will finish with only two wins in six outings Stock photo: PA

Ulster A gave a pathetic performance in their final B&I Cup group game.

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Bristol, who lost 30-5 to Ulster A earlier in the competition, ran in six tries.

Ulster have never fared well in this competition but to lose three in a row and finish with only two wins in six outings is very disappointing.

They were the better team for the first 25 minutes and led 13-11, thanks to tries from Lorcan Dow and the returning Stuart Olding - sandwiching Charlie Amesbury's effort for the hosts.

However, the visitors then capitulated as the home team took a 18-13 interval advantage and added a further 29 points after the restart.

Matthew Morgan put Bristol ahead, and the second half was just a matter of how many points Bristol would accumulate.

Tries followed from Jamal Ford-Robinson, Max Crumpton, Ross McMillen and Ben Glynn. Goalkicker Morgan finished with 22 points.

Bristol - L Arscott, R Edwards, G Maule, B Mosses, C Amesbury, M Morgan, C Hampson, E Genge, C Brooker (c), G Cortes, J Joyce, B Glynn, N Koster, M Cumpton, J Phillips. Reps: R McMillan, K Traynor, J Ford-Robinson, Mark Sorensen, S Jeffries, W Homer, C Sheedy.

Ulster A - R McBurney; R Lyttle, S Olding, S Windsor, J Stockdale; J McPhillips, C Young; A Warwick, J Andrew, R Kane; J Donnan, P Browne; S Mulholland, C Joyce, L Dow. Reps: J Murphy, J Simpson, M Lagan, A Thompson, C Boomer, L Free, A Magrath.

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