WORCESTER Valkyries endured a difficult evening as Bristol claimed a 62-10 bonus-point victory in the Women's Premiership at Sixways.

Bristol ran in nine tries courtesy of braces for Marlie Packer and Lottie Holland along with scores for Izzy Noel-Smith, Clara Nielson, Jasmine Joyce, Chantelle Miell and Poppy Leitch.

Megan Goddard crossed for a second-half consolation and kicked five points from the tee but Valkyries’ occasion in front of a big crowd ended in defeat.

Noel-Smith finished off a neat move before Packer touched down from a driving maul with Amber Reed converting to give the visitors an early 12-0 lead.

Tilly Vaughan-Fowler soon added a penalty and, when Ceri Large and Helena Bunce were sin-binned, Packer went over for her second try from another piercing attack.

Reed converted before Goddard slotted a penalty for Valkyries but things went from bad to worse for the hosts as full-back Rachel Lund went off injured.

Holland got Bristol’s fourth and bonus-point try in the corner and Reed added another conversion as the visitors went in 29-3 ahead at the interval.

Bristol picked up where they left off after the break as Holland bagged her second try off the back of a driving maul.

Nielson scored from a quick tap penalty and Reed converted as Bristol built an unassailable 41-3 lead.

Joyce soon went over in the corner before Miell added an eighth try with Reed converting both.

Bristol’s last score came courtesy of Leitch and Reed again chipped over the extras to make it 62-3 after 60 minutes.

But Valkyries shut out Bristol in the final 20 minutes as Goddard crossed the whitewash at the other end following a spell of pressure and converted to give the home crowd something to cheer.

Valkyries are next in action at Saracens on Sunday, October 9 (5pm).

Valkyries: Lund; Mavroudis, Bennion, Large, Bree; Goddard, Blackburn; Clark, Davies, Keates, Haigh, Hiscox, Donnahey, Bunce, Gill. Replacements: Clarke, Banks, Wigley, Parker, Symonds.