At least his side ended a run of 10 successive Heineken Cup defeats, but Scarlets coach Nigel Davies still wasn't happy after seeing his side snatch share of the spoils against Ulster.
The 16-16 draw was hardly the way the Scarlets wanted to introduce Heineken Cup rugby to their new ground, Parc y Scarlets, but it was preferable to making it 11 defeats in a row.
"It was better than losing, but I was just really disappointed with the first-half performance. We played some dumb rugby," admitted Davies.
"We put a lot of pressure on ourselves in the first half by playing some silly rugby. The conditions were always going to be a big factor and we tried to play from our own territory and made lots of errors because of that.
"We had to be smarter than that. We spoke about it before the game and we kept putting messages on constantly, but it still took us until half-time before we could get some clarity.
"Having said that, it's not a loss and it will make it a little easier to build from there. The boys stuck at it in the second half.
"We played somewhere near to how we should have been playing and it got us some rewards."
Having gone through last season without registering a point, the Scarlets have at least broken their duck this campaign. However, there is now no likelihood of them getting out of their Pool.
"Believe it or not, this group is fairly buoyant. There are a lot of quality players and what we've done this week is just try to maintain normality - that's what we've got to do," said Davies,. "Obviously, there are a lot of external pressures but, the moment they start to affect the group is the time where things do start to fall apart.
"What we were able to do was come through a difficult period in the first-half and get something out of the game. In those terms, I was relatively pleased.
"Jon Davies and Rhys Piestland are the next generation of Scarlets and for them to be playing in this environment has got to stand them in good stead moving forward. I thought they came through it superbly well."
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.