Tuesday 21 November 2017

Andrew weaves magic to cut through Ayr

Ulster Ravens 38 Ayr 21

Ulster gained revenge for last week's defeat by Ayr
Ulster gained revenge for last week's defeat by Ayr

Ulster gained revenge for last week's 41-22 defeat by Ayr with a six-try victory in the return fixture at Deramore Park.

They gained their bonus point within a half hour, but when they had Conor Joyce yellow-carded in the second half, the visitors controlled the remainder of the game.

Ulster took the lead after just six minutes, with Peter Nelson going over in the corner. This was followed by a Joyce score three minutes later, which was converted by James McKinney.

Stuart McCloskey was next to go over and this was followed by a brilliant solo effort from Ricky Andrew. McKinney added the extras on both occasions.

Scott Wight added the extras to a James Eddie try for Ayr, but Ravens scrum-half Michael Heaney struck back when he picked up a loose ball to make it 33-7 at the half-time break.

Ulster dominated the third quarter, but only had an Adrian Hamilton try to show for their efforts. From then on it was all Ayr. Callum Templeton and Finlay Gillies went over for tries and Wight added the extras for both.

ULSTER Ravens -- R Andrew; D Busby, S McCloskey, P Wallace, P Nelson; J McKinney, M Heaney; K McCall, P Jackson, R Lutton (capt), M Rea, M Campbell, C Joyce, F Taggart, A Hamilton. Reps: J Murphy, A Macklin, J Atkinson, D Dass, D Shanahan, R Adair, A Liddell.

Ayr -- G Anderson (capt); R Dalgleish, R Fergusson, F Russell, R Curle; S Wight, P Jericevich; G Hunter, F Scott, D Rae, C Templeton, G Williamson, J Eddie, A Dunlop, P McCallum. Reps: F Gillies, G Reid, D Mutamangira, B Cogley, M McConnell, K Gossman, C Gossman.

REF -- D Procter.

Irish Independent

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