HEAD coach Carl Hogg felt Worcester Warriors missed a “gilt-edged chance” to claim a rare away win in Aviva Premiership as Gloucester clung on for a 24-19 triumph.

After falling 24-6 behind at the start of the second half, Warriors pulled off a fine fightback and created an opportunity to win the game at the death.

Perry Humphreys scored two tries before Ryan Mills, who missed both conversions, landed a 74th minute penalty to get within five points.

In the final play, Warriors secured an attacking lineout and pushed for the try-line, but the ball was spilled and Gloucester who were down to 14 men after Tom Savage’s injury breathed a sign of relief.

“(I am) frustrated,” said Hogg whose side have not won on the road in the league since March 2016.

“It is always tough to go away in the Premiership and we had a gilt-edged chance in the last phases of the game (to win the game).

“We just needed to hold onto the ball and apply pressure on them, so it was disappointing not to come away with the full four points.

“But I am hugely proud with the way we stuck at it.”

Hogg was also unhappy with Warriors’ start as Gloucester powered into a 17-0 lead after Donncha O’Callaghan saw yellow in the opening stages.

But the Sixways side refused to give in and Hogg was delighted with the “endeavour” and “character” shown by his players.

Despite suffering their fourth successive defeat, he felt Worcester could take a "huge" amount of positives from the performance as they clinched their point of the season.

“We obviously got off to a very slow start and Gloucester were able to get a jump-start on us,” Hogg said.

“But we then showed a huge amount of character and endeavour just to get a foothold in the game.

“We tried to change the momentum and got an opportunity in the last play of the game to get an away victory which would have been very hard fought.”

Gloucester captain Willi Heinz said it was a “massive win” for his team after being a man down in the final stages.

Savage was knocked out by a thumping tackle from Christian Scotland-Williamson and left the field on a stretcher with seven minutes.

But as a head injury assessment did not take place Gloucester, who had used all their substitutes, were unable to replace Savage.

“It’s never nice to see one of your teammates go down like that and to not be able to replace him in that situation in the game seems crazy to me,” Heinz said.

“So I think that’s something that does need to be reviewed.

“You are getting penalised for a bloke that got injured. It is not as though he did anything wrong, so I am glad that we didn’t lose the game with 14 men.

“It is a massive win for us.

“Worcester are a side under a lot of pressure and probably targeted this game to get their season underway.

"You could see that with the way they stuck at it and got themselves back in the game.

“But if we had been a bit more clinical and done the little things well I do believe we could have ran away with the game earlier on in that second half.”