Ulster plundered by fired-up Pirates
Cornish Pirates 23 Ulster 'A' 14
Cornish Pirates registered a second win of the campaign as they saw off Ulster A in Cornwall yesterday.
The first-half was a dull and scrappy affair, with the home team managing a three-point interval advantage after a penalty from out-half Will Cargill, who was playing his 50th game for the team.
Ten minutes into the second period and flanker Tom Cowan-Dickie put the Pirates further ahead when he charged over for a try, which Cargill converted.
Then the home team upped their game and, gaining in confidence, added a further 13 points.
Ulster stayed in the contest, but failed to gain a bonus point, finishing with two converted tries.
Craig Gilroy, on the wing again, showed his speed and determination with an excellent try, the other coming from Jack Owens. Peter Nelson was on target with both conversions.
Ulster managed to prevent their opponents from gaining a bonus point and still have an opportunity for revenge at Kingspan.
The Pirates now have nine points and Ulster A are on four.
Cornish Pirates - B Keast, J Fish, J Andrew, T Freeman, B Breukeboom, C Fuca, T Cowan-Dickie, R Cooper, M Pope, W Cargill, A J Cant, N De Batista, D Koster, N Coronel, T May. Replacements - T Channon, C Judge, M Walker, K Westlake, A Taylor, L May, A O'Meara
Ulster A - S Van der Merwe, A McBurney, R Kane, J Regan, M Dalton, C Ross, A Hall, J Dunleavy, J Stewart, P Nelson, D Busby, R Butler, C Patterson, C Gilroy, J Owens. Replacements - Z McCall, J Simpson, G Jones, C Montgomery, A Cairns, B Herron, R Lyttle
REF - M English