After a good period of Ulster pressure with a try looking a likely reward the Dragons conceded a penalty and Humphreys slotted the ball between the sticks to take the lead.
Dragons 10 ? 7 Ulster
Some poor Ulster handling let Aled Brew in for the Dragons? second try on the 19 minute mark, the television replay showed some question of a Dragons knock-on but unfortunately for Ulster the referee didn?t pick it up. The try was converted and the Dragons resumed the lead.
Dragons 14 ? 10 Ulster.
Humphreys pushed a penalty attempt on 24 minutes just wide of the posts after Dragons captain Colin Charvis was penalised for tackling Kieran Campbell in the air after the re-start however a few minutes later some nice running from Paddy Wallace created a try for full-back Bryn Cunningham which was converted by Humphreys to put McCall?s men back into the lead.
Dragons 14 ? 17 Ulster
The Dragons pulled themselves level again on 29 minutes when Justin Harrison was penalised for not rolling away, Ceri Sweeny kicking the penalty.
Dragons 17 - 17 Ulster
Aled Brew was awarded his second try after he controlled and dribbled the ball over the line on 34 minutes, again there appeared to be some question of whether or not he applied downward pressure to the ball but the referee awarded the try and it was converted to put the Dragons 5 points ahead at the break.
Half-time Score: Dragons 22 ? 17 Ulster
A David Humphreys penalty early in the second half brought Ulster to within two points of the home side however they were penalised for offside on 46 minutes and Ceri Sweeny restored the Dragons? five point lead.
Dragons 25 ? 20 Ulster
Play was stopped for almost six minutes when Ulster's Paddy Wallace collided with a Dragon defender. Paddy was patched up and back on his feet a few minutes later but the Dragons player was stretchered off the field.
Wallace showed no ill-effects of his collision when play resumed, making a great break which resulted in a second try for Bryn Cunningham who was on the end of an excellent Paul Steinmetz cross-field kick and did well to keep the ball in touch as he crossed the line in the corner. Humphreys didn't quite get the angle on the difficult touch-line conversion but the try was enough to bring Ulster back on level terms.
Dragons 25 - 25 Ulster
A cheeky dummy from Kieran Campbell and excellent support play from Declan Fitzpatrick sent the replacement prop over for Ulster's 4th try on 69 minutes, Humphreys added the conversion to put them seven points ahead of the home side.
Dragons 25 - 32 Ulster
Excellent Ulster defence absorded Dragons pressure in the dying minutes of the game ensuring a vital five point away win for Ulster.
Full-time score: Dragons 25 - 32 Ulster
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Ulster: 15 - Bryn Cunningham, 14 - Mark Bartholemeusz, 13 - Paul Steinmetz, 12 - Paddy Wallace (rep Kevin Maggs 63m), 11 - Andrew Maxwell, 10 - David Humphreys, 9 - Kieran Campbell (rep Paul Marshall 73m), 1 - Justin Fitzpatrick, 2 - Paul Shields (rep Nigel Brady 78m),
3 - Tom Court (rep Declan Fitzpatrick), 4 - Justin Harrison (rep Matt McCullough 50m), 5 - Tim Barker, 6 - Stephen Ferris, 7 - Neil McMillan (rep Kieron Dawson 61m), 8 - Roger Wilson.
Replacements not used: 22 - Scott Young
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