1st XV Match Report V Ulster (Away) Wed 23/02/2011 

 

 

 

Ulster 

(12) 24

 

Moseley

(13) 26 

Tries

Houston, Heaney, Whitten

 

 

De La Harpe, Reay Bressington,

 

Con

 

 

 

Thomas

 

Pen

O’Conner 3

 

 

Thomas 3

 

DG

 

 

 

 

 

Attend

 

 

 

 

 

Referee

Andrew McManery

 

 

 

 

 

Ulster

 

Moseley

Jamie Smith

15

Oliver Thomas

David McIlwaine

14

Nathan Bressington

Darren Cave

13

Callum MacBurnie

Mark McCrea

12

Andy Reay

Conor Gaston

11

Michael Gillick

Niall O'Connor

10

Andrew Borgen

Michael Heaney

9

Ryan De La Harpe

Conor Carey

1

Nathan Williams

John Burns

2

George Warner

Adam Macklin

3

Craig Voisey

David Huston

4

Paul Spivey

Neil McComb

5

Richard Stott

D Bradford

6

Michael Maltman

David McGuigan

7

Ben Pons

Robbie Diack

8

Mark Evans

 

Replacements

 

J Murphy

16

Terry Sigley

Kyle McCall

17

Adam Caves

Alan Whitten

18

David Lyons

Paul Pritchard

19

Bevon Armitage

Nevin Spence

20

Gareth Taylor

R McMaster

21

David Bishop

Michael Allen

22

Jack Pons

 

Match Summary

(With thanks to Rugby Round-up)

 

Ulster

Min

Score

Moseley

Try David Huston

8

5 - 0

 

Miss Con Niall O'Connor

8

5 - 0

 

Pen Niall O'Connor

17

8 - 0

 

 

17

8 - 0

Yellow Card Nathan Williams

 

19

8 - 0

Rep Terry Sigley For Mark Evans (Sin Bin Rep)

Try Michael Heaney

22

13 - 0

 

Miss Con Niall O'Connor

22

13 - 0

 

 

29

13 - 0

Rep Mark Evans For Terry Sigley (Sin Bin Rep)

 

34

13 - 5

Try Ryan De La Harpe

 

34

13 - 7

Con Oliver Thomas

 

38

13 - 12

Try Andy Reay

 

38

13 - 12

Miss Con Oliver Thomas

Rep Michael Allen For Darren Cave (Tactical)

40

13 - 12

 

Pen Niall O'Connor

44

16 - 12

 

 

46

16 - 15

Pen Oliver Thomas

Rep Paul Pritchard For D Bradford (Tactical)

56

16 - 15

 

Rep Alan Whitten For Adam Macklin (Tactical)

57

16 - 15

 

 

59

16 - 20

Try Nathan Bressington

 

59

16 - 20

Miss Con Oliver Thomas

 

59

16 - 20

Rep Jack Pons For Michael Gillick (Tactical)

 

65

16 - 20

Rep David Lyons For Mark Evans (Tactical)

 

65

16 - 20

Rep Terry Sigley For Nathan Williams (Tactical)

 

68

16 - 23

Pen Oliver Thomas

Rep Kyle McCall For Conor Carey (Tactical)

70

16 - 23

 

Try Alan Whitten

73

21 - 23

 

Miss Con Niall O'Connor

73

21 - 23

 

Pen Niall O'Connor

78

24 - 23

 

 

79

24 - 26

Pen Oliver Thomas

 

 

 

Match Report

Belfast Telegraph

 

The Ulster Ravens disappointing British and Irish Cup campaign ended with a defeat in a sparkling game against Moseley at a sun-kissed Ravenhill. Just when it seemed the Ravens would seal a win Olly Thomas slotted over a last gasp penalty to leave the Ulstermen heartbroken.

 

The Ravens took the lead on seven minutes with a try from City of Derry’s David Houston. Out half Niall O'Connor missed the conversion but extended the home side's lead with a 17th minute penalty. Scrum half Michael Heaney showed great pace to score the Ravens second try as he broke down the right wing and went over unopposed.

 

Moseley got back in the game on 34 minutes with a try from scrum half Ryan De La Harpe with Thomas converting. Moseley got a second try three minutes before the break with a solo run from centre Andy Reay who had enough strength to get over the line but Thomas failed to convert leaving the Ravens 13-12 up at the interval.

 

O'Connor nudged the Ravens into a four-point lead with his second penalty on 44 minutes. The visitors hit back immediately with a long range penalty from Thomas but the full back hit the post with another opportunity. Mike Gillick thought he had scored a third try for the visitors but was forced into touch before grounding the ball.

 

Moseley went in front with a third try on the hour mark when winger Nathan Bressington finished off a great break by Thomas. Moseley stretched their lead on 67 minutes with another long range penalty.

 

Replacement prop Allen Whitten rumbled over for the Ravens after good work from Niall McComb. O'Connor put the Ravens in front with a 77th minute penalty but from the restart Moseley forced a penalty and Thomas won the game with his third penalty.