Heineken Cup: Bitter-sweet victory for Ulster coach Mark Anscombe

Last Updated: 11/01/14 10:34am

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Ulster coach Mark Anscombe was satisfied with his team's latest victory in the Heineken Cup on Friday but accepts they missed a good chance to snatch a bonus point in their 27-16 triumph over Montpellier.

The Irish province have won five out of five in Pool Five but this may still not be enough for them to secure a home berth at the quarter-final stage.

Ulster face Leicester next Saturday at Welford Road in their final group game and Anscombe said: "We created a few chances but didn't quite do it as I said before the game if we got four points.

"We had moments to put it to bed but we didn't quite do that and that's something to work on and improve and fix during the week."
Mark Anscombe

"If you have six fours you qualify and we're on track. At the end of the day a lot of people started expecting the bonus point but that wasn't showing enough respect for Montpellier.

Unstructured

"They came here to play some rugby and they did that and the more the game was unstructured it suited them and we didn't help our cause there.

"We had moments to put it to bed but we didn't quite do that and that's something to work on and improve and fix during the week.

"But no matter what happened here it was always going to come down to Welford Road and nothing's changed.

"I said to the guys after the game it's very easy to beat yourself up over a performance and not be totally but you've still got to remember you're playing quality sides."

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