Outhalf Paddy Jackson scored 13 unanswered points to guide Ulster to their first win of the season which came at the Sportsground against Connacht.
Ulster trailed 7-5 at the interval but the Irish No 10 score a try which he converted and added two penalties for an 18-7 victory.
“It took a while as most games do in the Rabo, Connacht are very physical, we were a bit slow to start, playing into the breeze we had that left hand corner to kick into in the second half which helped and once we stooped dropping the ball it made it a bit easier,” said Jackson.
“At half time we talked about territory and just hold onto the ball because that has been the thing that has killed us we’re not going through the phases and not putting anything together.”
“There is still a lot to work on and we’re not entirely happy with our game but I’m just glad we got the win.”
Jackson was satisfied with his own performance as he settled into the game.
“In the last two games I’ve been blowing pretty bad as it had been tiring, once we got the wind it was easier and once we got a few phases together and that made it easier for everyone.”
“There was relief in the dressing to get our first win, it has not been the best start so hopefully for here we can build a bit of momentum.”
In spite of the win No 8 Nick Williams feels there is still room for improvement in Ulster’s game.
“We still have a few things that we need to work on but we’ll take four points,” said Williams.
“Whoever sticks the white jersey on we try and make the combinations work and make Mark happy. It’s never easy going to Galway in an interpro and getting a win considering the back to loses we had.”
Williams is expecting another hard game as Ulster face Munster’s conquerors Treviso at Ravenhill on Friday night.
“They we be a physical pack and typically Italian, they’ll love to run the ball and try and smash you up .”