Kelleher's double sets up 30-25 Connacht win over Ulster

Jack Carty, pictured scoring a try, was among the points for Connacht
Jack Carty, pictured scoring a try, was among the points for Connacht

Connacht 30 - 25 Ulster

Cian Kelleher scored a couple of tries to help Connacht set up 30-25 win over Ulster at the Galway Sportsgrounds during the 2016-17 Pro12 clash on Friday.

Pat Lam's men continued their path towards recovery this season by scoring a back-to-back win while climbing up to the seventh spot in the points table after five games.

The two sides were floating side-by-side at the 46th minute before left-wing Kelleher's unconverted try and fly-half Jack Carty's penalty gave them a decent edge as Ulster in response managed to scored just a penalty while conceding a five-point defeat in the clash of two Irish sides.

Carty(3) and replacement flanker James Connolly(26) were the other two try scorers for the hosts.

Carty also managed to convert two out of four tries along with a couple of penalties to take his tally for the match to 15 points.

Left-wing Craig Gilroy (34), hooker Rory Best (42) and fullback Jared Payne (45) crossed over the try line for the visitors.

Fly-half Paddy Jackson managed to convert two out of three tries while also scoring a couple of penalties.

Ulster, who tasted their first defeat of the season have retained the top position in the table despite the loss.

Connacht will now travel to Dublin to face Leinster at the RDS Arena, while the tournament leaders will face Munster at home next weekend.

Pro14 Points Table