Match Report: Ulster 19-18 Exeter Chiefs – Paddy Jackson boots Ulster to victory
Ulster edged to 19-18 win against Exeter in the European Champions Cup on Saturday evening
Sean Reidy’s try combined with the boot of Paddy Jackson gave the Irish province a 10-6 lead at the break
Two penalties and a drop-goal from Jackson after the restart secured the narrow victory for Ulster
Ulster picked up their first win of their Champions Cup pool campaign in dramatic fashion as a late drop-goal saw them beat Exeter on Saturday evening.
It was a dramatic finish as former Ulster Academy out-half Gareth Steenson put Exeter in front three minutes from the end with a drop goal, only for Ulster’s Paddy Jackson to split the posts with a drop goal of his own a minute later.
Steenson had a chance at the death with a drop goal attempt from almost halfway, but it drifted centimetres wide.
Man-of-the-match Charles Piutau set up Sean Reidy for the only try of the game with a moment of genius which helped Ulster to a 10-6 lead at half-time.
The Chiefs trailed 16-15 when Gareth Steenson kicked a drop goal in the 77th minute to nudge his side into the lead.
Jackson replied a minute before Steenson missed with another attempt.