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Warriors v Bath
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- WELCOME to Sixways for tonight's live coverage of Worcester Warriors' Aviva Premiership clash with Bath (7.45pm).
- The hosts are going in search of their first win of the season, while the in-form visitors from the West Country have made a flying start to the campaign.
There goes the final whistle and it's defeat number seven in a row for Warriors.
Warriors 6-21 Bath
Warriors fans heading for the exits, they've seen enough.
Hammond hits the line at speed and heads for the corner.......but the ball goes loose in contact. Sums up Warriors' night.
Line-out to Warriors in the Bath 22 with just under three minutes to go.
Chris Jones is binned for collpasing the maul and Matt Banahahn looks to have gone over, but he lost control of the ball at the key moment.
Pennell looks to counter-attack from his own half, but is chopped down in the tackle. Ford goes for the corner as Bath's thoughts turn to a bonus point.
Worcester pressing again now and Bath are hit for not rolling away. Mieres, on for Warwick, obviously goes for the corner instead of goal.
I need to start writing up my match report soon, so apologies in advance if the updates become a bit more sparse!
Warriors win the line-out, but are guilty of infringing on the floor and tempers flare a little bit.
Warwick kicks towards the corner after Bath are guilty of a no-arms tackle in midfield as Fatiaki and Betty make powerful bursts.
TRY Bath! Out of nothing, the visitors all-but wrap up thw win. Warriors are turned over on half-way and Stinger kicks in behind. Dean Hammond does well tos cramble back, but he is stripped of the ball by Horacio Agulla, who coasts over unopposed to score.
Ford misses the conversion, but Bath have a healthy lead now.
Warriors 6-21 Bath
Admittedly, the conditions are awful, but Warriors just need to be that little bit more precise.
Warriors display impressive grunt up front again, but as the ball is carried wide, it is lost forward again.
Ford kicks out on the full this time under good pressure from Warriors. Line-out to the hosts inside the Bath 10m line.
Poor strike from the former Tiger, though, and it remains 16-6 to Bath.
@tomguestWN there's definitely glimmers of good stuff under layers of low confidence & knock-ons. At least the proper run out music is back.— @StefanRedfern 01 November 2013
Ford going for goal again as Fainga'anuku is penalised for going in at the side of a ruck.
Poor kick from Warwick, though, as the fly-half pulls a relatively straighforward effort across the target.
The line-out was not straight though and from Warriors throw, Bath are penalised for going in at the side of the ruck.
Big chance for Warriors! Bath over-throw the line-out a matter of metres out and it, irnoically, falls to Creevy, but the big hooker spills the ball forward with the line beckoning.
Warriors quick out of the blocks and Bath infringe on the floor. Warwick slots the ball between the uprights - good start, keep it up!
Warriors 6-16 Bath
@tomguestWN they're trying hard, silly errors but better I think. Pennell is solid as always.wld have been so dif if the try had counted!— @i_am_suz 01 November 2013
@tomguestWN i like your optimism tom come on warriors— @JohnBlewitt2 01 November 2013
@tomguestWN players look like they've no confidence, ref doing us no favours— @bcukevcrimmons 01 November 2013
@tomguestWN Spot on. Just gutting. Creevy poor guy is under pressure. Referee seems to be favouring Bath at scrum time, wrongly I think.— @the_Verralls 01 November 2013
@tomguestWN Lots of huff and puff but still to many basic errors and stupid mistakes. Not clinical enough in possession. Relegation certain— @totalprat 01 November 2013
There goes the half-time whistle and Bath lead 16-3 at the break.
Another difficult half for the Warriors that was underpinned by basic errors and silly penalties.
However, there were glimmers of hope for home fans as the pack looks good and they have given Bath plenty to think about up front.
When the backs have had some width on the ball, they have looked threatening, but handling has not been accurate enough in the slippy conditions.
Bath's re-start runs dead, scrum Warriors on half-way. Little victories and all that...
@philmackie @tomguestWN don't mention the R word #verypoor— @MarkHalliwell1 01 November 2013
No mistake from the Aussie number 10 this time and Warriors are on the board!
Warriors 3-16 Bath
More good line-out work from Warriors sees Jonathan Thomas make ground, before his colleagues take the ball on and Bath are hit for not releasing the man in the tackle. Warwick having another go at the posts with less than three minutes until the break.
Haha, thanks Phil!
RT @philmackie: I have had to do some tough interviews in some terrible circumstances but I wouldn't want to be @tomguestWN tonight. #Warri…— @espnscrum 01 November 2013
TRY BATH! Oh dear, oh dear. After getting themselves back into the game, Warriors hand Bath a try on a plate.
A breakdown in comunication at a Worcester line-out on their five-metre line sees Creevy try to go long, but he throws straight to an unchallenged Matt Garvey. Bath pour forward and two passes to the right sees prop Anthony Perenise crash over.
Ford adds a superb conversion from out wide.
Warriors 0-16 Bath
Good intent from Warriors in the build up, looked impressive up front.
NO TRY! Unlucky for Dean Hammond, who was close to a first score for the club.
Difficult to tell from the first replay.
Looks like Warriors may be in at the corner....!
@tomguestWN last match fans in the North Stand were singing ‘worrying..we are worrying’— @mrpauljackson 01 November 2013
@tomguestWN you had me at muff— @lukenarraway 01 November 2013
Creevy and Galarza nearly work a bit of Pumas magic with a short line-out, but the ball just goes forward off a Bath hand.
'Slow-hand' Stringer chips out on the full and receives plenty of cat-calls.
Scrums are becoming a bit of a farse already. Slow hand clap ios in full force!
David Lemi has been forced off with a knock and is replaced on the left wing by Ravai Fatiaki. Not ideal for the hosts.
Looked like a great shove from Warriors at the scrum there, but referee Garner whistles for an early shove - probably a fair call.
Plenty of steam coming off the top of the scrums at the moment. Always good to see.
Good forward momentum from Warriors, but the ball-carrier is wrapped up in the tackle and Bath force the turnover.
Scrum Worcester in Bath territory after the visitors knock-on. Warriors need to get a foothold in this game.
From 45 metres out and in front of the posts, Ford again finds the target. Good start from the young fly-half.
Warriors 0-9 Bath
Worcester look to have bagged Stringer at the breakdown, but Garner whistles for off-side. Again, the home fans aren't happy.
On that note, looks a decent crowd in here tonight - around 9,000 I'd say, which isn't bad considering the game is live on BT Sport.
Paul Warwick's penalty comes up well short of the target - still 6-0 to Bath.
Good stuff from the Warriors pack to win a penalty on the Bath put-in. Peter Stringer twice takes an age to get the ball in, much to the home crowd's chagrin, and referee Greg Garner whistles in Worcester's favour after a big shunt from the hosts.
First glimmer from Warriors with Chris Pennell and the Argentinians to the fore, but the slippery ball is lost forward.
Ford overcomes the swirly conditions to land his second kick.
Warriors 0-6 Bath
All Bath so far here at Sixways and Warriors are penalised for the third time, Ford having another shot at goal.
Ford makes no mistake.
Warriors 0-3 Bath
First chance to open the scoring goes to Bath with a penalty bang in front of the posts as Ofa Fainga'anuku is hit for not rolling away.
George Ford gets the game under way, Warriors to attack the North Stand first up.
@tomguestWN is that Gary Gold or Terry Venables— @Clarke1nil 01 November 2013
As far as I am aware, the Warriors 'war cry' has now been scrapped and won't be played on match days any more. No sign of it so far...— @tomguestWN 01 November 2013
Here's a couple of Warriors articles for you to have a glance at in the last few minutes before kick-off:
Just as kick-off approaches, the heavens open at Sixways - conditions will be tough out there tonight.
RT @TomBradshaw1979: Worcester Warriors chairman Cecil Duckworth has taken the unusual step of quoting Mao Tse-tung in his column for tonig…— @tomguestWN 01 November 2013
Here's tonight's two team line-ups. http://t.co/c7vE5o2QMQ— @tomguestWN 01 November 2013
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