WORCESTER Warriors continued their Gallagher Premiership losing run last Friday under the Sixways lights against Northampton Saints as they made it six in a row without a win.

The game was played in front of a slightly underwhelming crowd that witnessed yet more wasteful Warriors play as they spurned a number of opportunities to get that elusive win.

Having said that, it was an entertaining display from Worcester, who were considerably more threatening than in recent weeks, even if they did not make the most of it against an underwhelming Saints side on the day.

Alan Solomons’ charges were 13-3 down at half-time but had two glaring chances to score.

Ethan Waller was tackled by Cobus Reinach just before he could dive over the line and Perry Humphreys also came close to linking up with Jono Lance for a try but a poor pass halted that effort.

The home side had prolonged periods of possession in the Saints 22 and the visitors gave away plenty of penalties but Warriors could not take advantage.

Northampton weren’t brilliant by any means but took their chances when they were on offer and that was pretty much the tale of the tape.

The second half saw less chances for both sides and it was scrappy.

Ollie Lawrence shone again and scored a well-taken try to bring his team back into it but it was to be a mere consolation.

Regardless, Warriors still had the chance to win, again in the last play.

Graham Kitchener made a huge gain as he broke through the defensive line and with Scott van Breda on his shoulder it looked on.

Kitchener could not quite get the ball to him but they won a penalty anyway and kicked to the corner for a final push.

However, the lineout failed to function as it did all game and Saints found the turnover to win the game.

Warriors made more running metres, more breaks and had the clearer opportunities and they could and should have won the game but that clinical edge continues to elude them.

Losing one or two by a tight margin would be accepted but not five.

That does suggest that there is something wrong.

Fans argue whether or not this is a problem with the coaching or players.

I think both have valid cases but as frustrating as it is this Warriors team are close to getting a win and boss Alan Solomons has the side playing in a way that puts them into winning situations.

Players have to shoulder some responsibility in all of this as they are the ones who are not taking the golden opportunities, not Solomons, and I am not sure that’s always considered.

Warriors are next in action against M5 rivals Gloucester at Sixways in the Premiership on Saturday, March 21 (3pm).