Edinburgh Rugby head coach Michael Bradley was left with mixed feelings after seeing his side miss out on a place in the Heineken Cup final.
Although proud of his team’s progress in the tournament, Bradley felt the Scots created enough opportunities to win the match.
Ruan Pienaar inspired the Irish side to a 22-19 win to leave Bradley with plenty to think about.
“We are disappointed and a little bit frustrated," he said.
"We had enough opportunities to build a bigger points total than we did.
"In the second half Ulster shut us down a little bit more. They stifled our ability to play attacking rugby.
"Ulster got the upper hand in the scrum but we had chances to win the game."
Edinburghsit second bottom of the RaboDirect PRO12 but Bradley feels their European form shows there’s plenty of reason to be cheerful about the club’s future.
"Edinburgh Rugby has taken a positive step forward," Bradley added.
"There are areas we have to improve. There is young talent coming through and quality international players with a burning desire to win something.
"When you get to the latter stages of cup competitions it is about taking more chances than the opposition."