Windsor spark for Ulster
Ulster 'A' 19 Jersey Reds 6
Not a brilliant performance by Ulster but enough to win the British and Irish Cup Pool 1 game at Shaw's Bridge, Belfast.
Ulster had Irish stars Tommy Bowe and Dan Tuohy in the line-up and started as favourites especially as Jersey had lost their last four fixtures. Added to that the visitors suffered a number of crucial injuries including to their scrum-half Joe Dudley whose tackle prevented an Aaron Cairns score in the first period.
A penalty from a rolling maul after ten minutes allowed Johnny McPhillips to put Ulster ahead but Jersey struck back with two from Sam Katz although he missed another. McPhillips added two more to give Ulster a 9-6 interval lead in a disappointing first half.
Ulster had the better of the second-half exchanges and dominated up front but Jersey defended stoutly. The Ulster full-back kicked a fourth penalty before centre Sam Windsor cut through, kicked ahead and slid over to score, McPhillips adding the extras.
Ulster 'A' - J McPhillips; T Bowe, S Windsor, M Best, A Cairns; B Herron, D Shanahan; J Simpson, J Andrew, R Lutton, D Tuohy (c), K Treadwell, S Mulholland, C Joyce, L Dow. Replacements: J Murphy, T O'Hagan, J Donnan, N Timoney, A Lloyd, C Smith, C Kelly
Jersey Reds - J Cuthbertson; G Watkins, J Davies, G Eastwell, R Lane; S Katz, J Dudley; S McCarthy, J Macfarlane, M Tampin, N Campbell, J Voss, J Freeman (c), J Doyle, N Haining. Replacements: N Selway, J Woolmore, J Armstrong, U Kolo'ofa'i, M Argyle, S Fisilau, L Robling.