LiveBath v Worcester Warriors

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5:05pm

 

 

5:05pm

 

4:56pm

Stringer chips the ball into touch to bring the full-time whistle. A great effort from Worcester, but they now have to win at Saracens to keep their slim hopes alive.

4:55pm

Chasing a try that would have been worth an extra BP, Rob O'Donnell charges through, but when the ball goes wide, de Carpentier can't get it out to the men alongside him and it dribbles into touch. Time up and Bath have the ball.

4:53pm

A valiant effort from Warriors, but they look set to end empty-handed.

4:53pm

TRY Bath! The hosts set up camp on the Warriors line and, eventually, Stringer sends Banahan over for the bonus-point score.

Ford, back from the sin-bin, adds the conversion.

Bath 32-20 Warriors

4:49pm

Not sure what the turn-around has been, but the Warriors pack win another penalty on Bath's put-in. Line-out on the home 10m line. Five mins to go.

4:47pm

Pennell pulls it wide left of the target. 13 points missed off the tee now. Still time left though!

4:46pm

Big moment! Bath are penalised on their own put-in and Warriors opt to go for the sticks. If Pennell lands this, Worcester will be two points behind with 7 mins to go!

4:43pm

Another penalty for Warriors as Bath are hit for a deliberate knock-on. Warriors' line-out on the 22.

4:40pm

Warriors win a penalty with a rolling maul on their own 22. Lamb fires the ball to touch near the Bath 10-metre line.

4:39pm

TRY Warriors! It's certainly getting interesting now! Lamb switches the ball back to Symons, whose long pass put's Pennell in space and the full-back beats Watson to the line. Pennell misses the extras, but Warriors are within five points.

Bath 25-20 Warriors

4:36pm

Bath attack again and Symons is hit for going off his feet after Betty made a big tackle.

Henson chips the ball over the posts.

Bath 25-15 Warriors

4:33pm

Pennell shapes the ball between the posts nicely.

Bath 22-15 Warriors

4:32pm

Bath penalised for getting ahead of the kicker as Henson cleared his lines. After a chat about corner or sticks, Warriors decide to go for three points.

4:29pm

TRY Warriors! From the line-out, Warriors go cross-field and Symons runs onto Lamb's cute inside-pass and beats Ross Batty's tackle to score by the posts.

Pennell adds the extras. Game on?

Bath 22-12 Warriors

4:27pm

Sam Betty makes the line-break, before Ryan Lamb chips cross-field to Lemi, who is tackled in the air. We're off to the TMO again and referee Matthew Carley decides it's a yellow card for Ford.

Massive opportunity for Warriors now. They MUST capitalise.

4:22pm

Another scrum and another penalty to Bath, who clear into the Warriors half. Very difficult for Worcester to find a foot-hold in this game when they are struggling so much up front.

4:21pm

Warriors still pressing to find a way back into this match, but Symons can't hold on and the ball goes forward.

4:17pm

The fly-half makes no mistake to make it 22-5 to Bath.

4:16pm

The Bath pack are killing their opposite eight at scrum-time. Third penalty to the hosts on Worcester's put-in. This one is 35 metres out, bang in front and Ford should add the three points.

4:14pm

Looks like Murray's troublesome Achilles is giving him a problem, but he is carrying on for now.

4:13pm

Sam Betty returns to the fray and Warriors are back up to 15 men.

4:10pm

Early penalty to Warriors. Chris Pennell has taken over the kicking duties, but the outcome is the same. Eight points have gone begging now.

4:08pm

Ryan Lamb gets the second-half under way. Huge 40 minutes coming up for Warriors.

3:54pm

Warriors have been hanging on to Bath's coat-tails for much of that half, but that late try from Abendanon could really prove to be a killer blow for the visitors.

Worcester's shock early lead from Drauniniu's try has gradually been scrubbed out as Bath have come to dominate and are good value for their half-time advantage.

3:52pm

TRY Bath! With the clock on zero, Bath stage one last attack and the Worcester defence is again over-stretched, which leads to Ford firing a long pass out to Abendanon, who has the time and spce to dive over between defenders.

Ford misses his first kick of the afternoon.

Bath 19-5 Warriors

3:49pm

Warriors are beginning to struggle up front now as they collapse on their own put-in again. Fine kick to the corner from Ford. Thirty seconds to go and Warriors steal the line-out.

3:47pm

Sam Betty is sin-binned for taking Agulla out in the air and Bath fire the penalty to the corner. The line-out is not straight though, which lets Warriors off the hook.

3:44pm

Andy Symons makes a slashing break through the middle, but he has no support and his off-load goes to ground and is cleared by Bath.

3:43pm

Wasn't much in that for me, but the decision is reversed. Lamb goes for the corner, but Agulla does well to keep the ball in play.

3:41pm

Warriors' scrum has looked fairly solid today, but they were shaky on their own ball then. The call was a penalty to Bath, but we're now checking the big screen after some handbags.

3:35pm

Grove links well with Murray to spring Percival into space, but the lock gets isolated and is penalised. Ford misses touch though to reprieve Warriors.

3:33pm

More goal-kicking woe for Warriors as Lamb hits the right-hand post and Bath clear.

3:32pm

Worcester come back with Drauniniu doing well to regain the kick off, before Bath are hit for off-side to give Lamb another shot at goal.

3:30pm

TRY Bath! Superb play from Ford, who dances out of serveral tackles before slinging a one-handed pass out wide to Agulla, who coasts over to score. Ford then adds the conversion too.

Bath 14-5 Warriors

3:28pm

Warriors move the ball across the pitch to Lemi, who aims to chip over the top, but only succeeds in shinning the ball out on the full.

3:26pm

TRY Bath! Warriors repell a couple of powerful drives, but eventually the defence becomes too stretched and scrum-half Micky Young burrows through a gap to score.

Ford adds the extras to give Bath the lead.

Bath 7-5 Warriors

3:24pm

Mike Williams is off for treatment and Bath dispatch a penalty to the corner. Big chance for the hosts here.

3:12pm

TRY Warriors! Worcester take the lead with a slick move down the flank as Thomas pops the ball to Pennell, who draws his man and finds Drauniniu, who steps inside two defenders and crosses the whitewash.

Lamb misses a relatively straightforward conversion.

Bath 0-5 Warriors

3:08pm

Good defence from Warriors there as Bath probe for the first time, but the hosts are guilty of not releasing.

3:06pm

Creevy is pinged for not releasing in the tackle just inside the Bath half and Ford drills the ball to touch near the Warriors 22.

3:03pm

Solid start from Warriors, going through a series of phases to take play up to mid-way through the Bath half, but Percival knocks-on under no pressure.

3:00pm

Bath fly-half George Ford gets the contest under way.

2:59pm

Here come the Warriors as skipper Jonathan Thomas leads his troops out onto the pitch.

2:45pm

Fifteen minutes to go until Warriors' biggest game since....well, since last weekend, actually.

Either way, it is a crucial clash for the men from Sixways and an unlikely win here would pile pressure on Newcastle, who entertain Saracens tomorrow.

2:23pm

Former Warriors favourite Kai Horstmann spoke to your Worcester News last week about the future for the Sixways club. Read his thoughts here.

2:19pm

2:19pm

The Rec has never been a happy hunting ground for Worcester, but if they ever needed to produce a huge result, it was today.

 

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