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REPORT: Ulster Ravens 30-5 Bristol Rugby

Match Report

Friday, November 13th 2015

British and Irish Cup

Ulster A 30 - 5 Bristol Rugby*

HT 13-5

Faloon, Best, Patterson Tries Crumpton
Windsor (3) Conversions
Windsor (3) Penalties

KO: 7:30PM

Att: 1607

Venue: Kingspan Stadium

Ref: Daniel Jones

Lineups

Ulster A

  • 1 Ruaidhri Anthony Murphy
  • 2 John Andrew
  • 3 Bronson Ross
  • 4 Alan Paul O'Connor
  • 5 Peter Thomas Browne
  • 6 Clive Ross
  • 7 Willie Faloon
  • 8 Stephen Mulholland
  • 9 Paul Rowley
  • 10 Sam Windsor
  • 11 Robert Lyttle
  • 12 Mark Best
  • 13 Callum Patterson
  • 14 Roger McBurney
  • 15 John Henry McPhillips

Substitutes

  • 16 Jonathan Murphy
  • 17 Michael Lagan
  • 18 Jonathan Simpson
  • 19 Alexander Thomson
  • 20 Conor Joyce
  • 21 Liam Joseph Free
  • 22 Andrew Magrath

Bristol Rugby

  • 1 Ellis Genge
  • 2 Christopher Leslie Brooker
  • 3 Jamal Michael Ford-Robinson
  • 4 Thomas Arthur G. Ellis
  • 5 Mark Richard Sorenson
  • 6 Ralph Nicholas Koster
  • 7 Max Christopher Crumpton
  • 8 Rayn Smid
  • 9 Craig J. Hampson
  • 10 Callum Michael Sheedy
  • 11 Charles Ashley Amesbury
  • 12 Ben Charles G. Mosses
  • 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
  • 14 George Anthony Watkins
  • 15 Luke Arscott

Substitutes

  • 16 James Robert Stephenson
  • 17 James Stephen Hall
  • 18 Glen Christian Townson
  • 19 Jack R. Davies
  • 20 Andrew William Uren
  • 21 Adrian Thomas Jarvis
  • 22 Gareth Maule

Bristol Rugby’s B&I Cup campaign began with defeat, going down 30-5 to a strong Ulster outfit on Friday night.

Max Crumpton scored the visitors’ only points at the Kingspan Stadium, while James Hall was sin-binned during the second half.

In torrential conditions, Crumpton – in the unfamiliar position of flanker - handed Bristol the lead when he rumbled over inside the opening ten minutes.

Sam Windsor’s simple penalty goal kept Ulster in touch, before Bronson Ross saw yellow on the quarter hour, reducing the hosts to fourteen men.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, it was Ulster who went ahead in a scrappy affair as Windsor added a second successful three-pointer.

And the home side stretched their lead on the stroke of half-time when Willie Faloon muscled his way over the whitewash, while Windsor converted.

An attritional second half, in which Bristol defended stoutly for long periods, was punctured by a third Sam Windsor penalty goal, moving the score to 16-5.

Ulster took the game by the scruff of the neck shortly after with two tries in quick succession as Callum Patterson and Mark Best both touched down for converted tries.

James Hall was sin-binned as Bristol’s difficult night continued and, although Gareth Maule almost found a gap for the visitors in a rare foray into Ulster territory, it was the Irishmen who looked the more threatening in the final stages.

Ulster:

Jonny McPhillips; Roger McBurney, Callum Patterson, Mark Best, Robert Lyttle; Sam Windsor, Paul Rowley; Ruaidhri Murphy, John Andrew, Bronson Ross, Alan O'Connor, Pete Browne, Clive Ross, Willie Faloon (c), Stephen Mulholland.

Replacements: Johnny Murphy, Michael Lagan (for Ruaidri Murphy, 69 mins), Jonny Simpson (for Bronson Ross, 19 mins), Alex Thompson, Conor Joyce (for Willie Faloon, 75 mins), Liam Free, Andrew Magrath (for Mark Best, 72 mins).

Bristol Rugby:

Luke Arscott; George Watkins, Tommaso Benvenuti, Ben Mosses (c), Charlie Amesbury; Callum Sheedy, Craig Hampson; Ellis Genge, Chris Brooker, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Tom Ellis, Mark Sorenson, Nick Koster, Max Crumpton, Rayn Smid.

Replacements: James Stephenson, James Hall (for Jamal Ford-Robinson, 40 mins), Glen Townson (for Tom Ellis 65 mins), Jack Davies (for Nick Koster, 72 mins), Andy Uren (for Craig Hampson, 65 mins), Adrian Jarvis (for Callum Sheedy, 50 mins), Gareth Maule (for Ben Mosses, 50 mins).

Referee: Daniel Jones