Ulster Ravens completed an impressive double over Bridgend Ravens at the Riverside Hardware Brewery Field on Friday..
It was a terrible start for the home side, as Ulster ran in three tries in the opening twelve minutes. D'arcy (2) and Birch crossing for the Irish side. O'Connor kicked all three conversions.
Bridgend did not lie down, and some quick thinking from scrum half Tom Grabham saw him cross the whitewash with Ross Jones adding the extras.
Birch and Annett scored two more before the break for Ulster, and Bridgend seemed set for a hiding at the hands of their Irish visitors.
HT: Bridgend 7-33 Ulster (1-5).
The second half saw a marked improvement from Bridgend. Ross Jones and Grabham began to dominate territory and their persistence was rewarded with a try for Ash James, who bundled over from close range. Jones again slotted the conversion.
Sadly for Bridgend, they could not hold out to win a moral points victory in the second half. Conor Joyce finished off an impressive move to score out wide, this time O'Connor saw his conversion attempt go astray.
After a disappointing first half, Bridgend showed a marked improvement in the second period. It finished 14-40 in favour of the visitors, but the second half showing should give Ravens fans optimism for the final three games of the campaign.