Ulster Ravens 24 - Jersey 19


On a wet and windy night in Belfast, Jersey were narrowly denied a victory as Ulster Ravens held on to secure their first B&I cup win.

In a game that was always likely to be influenced by the cold, wet and windy conditions, both sides struggled to get a grip on proceedings and it remained scoreless until Jersey exerted pressure from a scrum after 12 minutes to recycle the ball for skipper Rae to score an unconverted try.

After that, Ulster fought their way back into contention with a penalty and then a converted try of their own. They went further ahead with a second penalty to lead 11-5 at the break.

Ulster then dominated the 3rd quarter of the game extending their lead to 21-5 with 2 penalties either side of a try before Jersey made a number of telling changes of personnel.

With fresh legs in the pack and Griffiths on at scrum half, Jersey went up a gear and turned the game with two converted penalty tries to set up a tense finish.

Ulster scored one more penalty against the run of play as Jersey pressed for what had looked a most unlikely victory, but the homeside held on.

Full report can be found HERE

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