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Exeter Chiefs 40, Worcester Warriors 6
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- A battering at the hands of the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park in today's Aviva Premiership clash leaves winless Warriors adrift and fans fearing the worst.
@tomguestWN there will be no afternoons to remember if we keep going like this!— @SteveLaw02 26 October 2013
@tomguestWN glad I am at the countryside centre and not there— @nigemcstay 26 October 2013
@tomguestWN No worse than I expected as I expected nothing at all. Usual dross performance except for 20 mins in the first half which was ok— @totalprat 26 October 2013
@tomguestWN what can you say.....hapless, gutless?— @comeonstfc 26 October 2013
@tomguestWN this ship is looking harder and harder for DR to turn. Is it players, coaches, or both that are the issue? #coyw— @american__dave 26 October 2013
@tomguestWN very worrying times indeed! Think we needed Goode pulling the strings ! Cannot see how we are going to stay up this season!— @MattWarney 26 October 2013
@tomguestWN I'm guessing printable comments are getting fewer each week!— @MrsAliceHiggins 26 October 2013
@tomguestWN any chance of a refund on my season ticket had enough now!!!!— @perklad 26 October 2013
There goes the final whistle - yet another afternoon to foget for the Warriors.
Exeter Chiefs 40-6 Worcester Warriors
Exeter hunting try number seven; Warriors simply dreaming of the final whistle.
TRY Chiefs! Warriors going down without so much as a whimper now as Henry Slade dances through a tackle and breaks clear, before feeding the supporting Haydn Thomas to cross beneath the posts. Salde then improves the score.
Chiefs 40-6 Warriors
TRY Chiefs! Exeter take the ball against the head at a Worcester scrum and go through the phases. However, it is a powerful burst from former Warriors Kai Horstmann that sets up the score for lock Damian Welch, who crosses in the corner for number five.
Replacement Henry Slade misses the conversion.
Chiefs 33-6 Warriors
@tomguestWN can't take anymore of to walk the dogs in dismay!!— @perklad 26 October 2013
Playing into the wind, Warriors can't get out of their own half and look under real pressure as they keep making mistakes.
Steenson kicks to the corner again as Warriors are penalised at the line-out.
Warriors are on the back-foot now and that fourth try looks to have sucked the life out of them. Worrying sign really, Exeter could run riot here now.
Try Chiefs! Exeter wrap up the bonus point and it's all about England flanker Tom Johnson. The back rower expertly collects a pass behind him and spins out of a tackle to burst up to the Warriors 22 where he draws the last man and sends Phil Dollman over in the corner.
Warriors will be aggrieved though as the scoring pass looked forward to me.
Steenson adds the tough conversion from out wide.
Chiefs 28-6 Warriors
Paul Warwick, on for Mieres, kicks a penalty to touch mid-way through the Exeter half as Warriors try to find a way back into this game.
Try Chiefs! A bit of a howler from Jonny Arr there as his attempted box-kick is easily charged-down by flanker Ben White, who gleefully gallops onto the loose ball to bag his second of the afternoon.
Steenson bends over the conversion like a David Beckham free-kick!
Chiefs 21-6 Warriors
Brilliant try-saving tackle on Matt Jess by Chris Pennell and Exeter then knock-on. Big moment from the full-back.
Steenson's clever kick pins Warriors back in their 22. Important line-out, but Warriors manage to clear.
Exeter employ the choke tackle on Chris Pennell and, despite forward momentum from Warriors, JP Doyle gives the scrum to Exeter.
Mieres gets the second-half under way.
The Warriors players are back out for the second-half and here come the Chiefs. Huge 40 minutes for Worcester coming up, they're still in this game, just need to be much more accurate when it counts.
Just watched a man called Derek dressed in a union jack blazer and a feathered head-dress get chased across pitch by a giant otter. #Normal— @tomguestWN 26 October 2013
@tomguestWN that's one big gun we have, surprised we have any feet left— @gfbrazier 26 October 2013
More Worcester pressure; more Worcester indecision when it matters. The visitors have all the ball in the Chiefs 22, but Arr's poor pass loops into touch to bring the end of the first-half.
Warriors should have made more of their first-half domination as it will be a different story in the second period when the Chiefs have the wind at their backs.
By my count, Warriors were either turned over or lost possession when inside the Chiefs' five-metre line at least five times in that half.
CHIEFS 14-6 WARRIORS
Warriors turned over inside the red zone YET AGAIN!
Warriors' scrum is looking a lot stronger today and they've just won another penalty in the Chiefs 22. They opt to scrum again.
Jake Abbott limps off and is replaced by Chris Jones.
Another howitzer penalty from Mieres to the corner from well inside his own half.
No mistake from Mieres this time as he splits the uprights.
Chiefs 14-6 Warriors
Warriors still bossing possession and they win a penalty on the Chiefs 22.
Warriors are putting the pressure on now, but they keep letting themselves down when it mattes. Another knock-on five metres from the Chiefs line.
Good defence from the Chiefs, but Warriors really HAVE to capitalise from those situations. Story of their season.
Camped on the Exeter line, Warriors cough the ball up again...
Brilliant wind-assisted penalty from Mieres from his own 10m line to five metres out.
Exeter keeping the ball in hand and working the Warriors defence across the field, but the visitors maintain their discipline and win a penalty as Chiefs fail to release.
Matavesi turns the ball over in Exeter territory, but the hosts are very well organised and there's no way through. Mieres runs into a wall of balck and concedes a penalty for not releasing.
Good maul defence from Warriors sees them hold up the Exeter driving line-out and win the scrum put-in.
More messing about at the scrum and eventually Arr is hit for feeding. Then Doyle gives another penalty to Exeter - very fussy officiating so far, no flow to the game.
More pressure from Warriors, with Jonny Arr central to it, and Exeter are penalised again. Mieres misses an absolute sitter from bang in front on the 22...
Warriors lose momentum in their attack and the ball goes to Schofield on the back foot and Exeter manage to turn the ball over and clear.
End-to-end at the moment. Penalty to Warriors now, which Mieres puts to touch.
Try Chiefs! What a superb score from the hosts. Full-back Phil Dollman makes a break from deep after a good hand-off and then slick hands open Warriors up for skipper Dean Mumm to canter over under the posts. Steenson added the conversion.
The former Exeter fly-half makes no mistake from in front of the posts.
Chiefs 7-3 Warriors
Good first impression from Ofa Fainga'anuku, who puts in a big hit in the Exeter 22, forcing the hosts to infringe on the floor. Mieres lining up the posts...
TRY Chiefs! After a few powerful charges at the Warriors defence, flanker Ben White bursts through to open the scoring.
Steenson adds the extras too.
Chiefs 7-0 Warriors
Steenson goes to the corner again instead of the posts. Statement of intent from Chiefs.
Warriors penalised for a third time in the opening four minutes as the maul goes down again. Referee JP Doyle has an early chat with Jonathan Thomas.
Warriors collapse the maul and Steenson gets lucky with a poor kick that misses touch, but kindly bounces out of play 15m out.
Line-out to Chiefs on half-way after Warriors were off-side chasing Arr's up-and-under.
@tomguestWN what are Chris Jones and Mike Williams doing on the bench????!!! Bad move..— @andrewsmith151 26 October 2013
And we're under way!
The Warriors players are going through their final preparations with kick-off less than 10 minutes away.
As always, it's very windy here at Sandy Park today, so former Exeter fly-half Ignacio Mieres' local knowledge will be important for Warriors.
The Argentine play-maker has been returned to the starting XV in place of Paul Warwick and how he runs the game will be vital to Worcester's hopes.
This one should be a bit better! http://t.co/2SVQEAwcIw— @tomguestWN 26 October 2013
Good luck @WorcsWarriors for today's game down in the windy West Country. #highball @tomguestWN— @GAndrew14 26 October 2013
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