Excellent Ulster defence kept The Scarlets at bay, and Adam Larkin made the most out of two of his three chances at the posts
Both sides were reduced to 14 men when Ulster flanker Neil Best and Llanelli second row Chris Wyatt were shown the yellow card over nothing more than a small spat ? particularly harsh on Best who was making his 50th Ulster appearance.
Half-Time Score: Llanelli 3 ? 6 Ulster
Paul Steinmetz just missed a penalty attempt for Ulster at the beginning of the second half before Adam Larkin stretched the Ulster lead by three points on 47 minutes. However, minutes later, Gareth Bowen began to find his with the boot for the home side, kicking three penalties in less than 15 minutes, his last effort on 62 minutes putting Llanelli ahead for the first time in the game. Llanelli 12 ? 9 Ulster
The crowd waited 67 minutes for the first and only try of the match and when it came it put paid to Ulster hopes of a win, Llanelli prop Phil John reaching over the line for the points. Bowen converted to give The Scarlets a 10 point advantage. Llanelli 19 ? 9 Ulster
Larkin and Bowen each missed penalties on 70 and 73 minutes before Bowen sealed a Scarlets win with an injury time kick.
Final Score: Llanelli 22 ? 9 Ulster
14 mins: Penalty ? Adam Larkin
19 mins: Penalty ? Adam Larkin
36 mins: Penalty ? Gareth Bowen
39 mins: Yellow Cards ? Neil Best and Chris Wyatt
47 mins: Penalty ? Adam Larkin
49 mins: Penalty ? Gareth Bowen
XX mins: Penalty ? Gareth Bowen
62 mins: Penalty ? Gareth Bowen
67 Mins: Try ? Phil John, Con ? Gareth Bowen
81 mins: Penalty ? Gareth Thomas
Ulster Replacements: Roger Wilson for Gary Longwell (46 mins); Nigel Brady for Paul Shields (66 mins); Tyrone Howe for Andrew Maxwell; Neil Doak for Kieran Campbell; Scott Young for Jonny Bell.
|Llanelli Scarlets Score Card|
|Ulster Rugby Score Card|