WORCESTER Warriors again lacked a clinical edge as they slumped to a heavy home defeat in front of 2,000 fans at Sixways.

A late flurry in the last quarter of the game made the score look more respectable from a Worcester perspective but it was a case of too little too late as the visitors handed them a second Gallagher Premiership defeat in a row.

Bath scored three tries in the first-half through Zac Mercer, Max Wright and skipper Josh McNally before scores from Elliott Stooke and Semesi Rokoduguni secured the win.

Perry Humphreys and Nick David got on the score sheet late on for the hosts but the game was already over by that point.

It was a bright start from the Warriors, who seemed charged by their home supporters in the Gallagher Premiership's first game with fans since March.

Duncan Weir returned from Scotland duty to start at fly-half and his early penalty after six minutes got the ball rolling.

Warriors continued to dominate the ball and probed away at the Bath line but discipline and errors at crucial moments halted any momentum they created.

Bath were forced into making two early changes when fly-half Rhys Priestland and centre Josh Matavesi were pulled off with nasty looking head injuries but they managed to make it work and scored the first try of the afternoon through Zac Mercer's close range finish.

Eight minutes later and they scored again, this time though it was directly from an Oli Morris error in midfield.

The academy centre dropped the ball whilst in attack just inside his own half and Bath replacement Max Wright mopped up the loose ball and ran in unopposed.

Matters were worsened right on half-time when the visitors used their powerful driving maul to rumble their way to within inches of the try line and eventually captain Josh Mcnally pushed his way over.

With the conversion from Ben Spencer, Bath opened up a 21-3 lead as the referee blew for half-time.

Worcester were sluggish to start the second period and found it difficult to effectively get out of their own half, with Bath enjoying more possession.

On the 52nd minute the game was decided as Bath again used the driving maul to work their way to within striking range and after Anton Bresler had been sent to the bin for persistent infringement, Elliott Stooke was not going to be stopped as he crashed over in the corner for the bonus point score.

Then came the try of the game with just over twenty minutes to play when a Bath lineout on the half-way came down into a driving maul, than was controlled at the base by Tom Dunn.

As it gathered momentum he peeled off down the blindside and produced a cheeky offload to Spencer who had whipped around to take the ball on before passing to Rokoduguni who streaked clear for the fifth try.

The game was now beyond the home side but they did give the 2,000 fans in the crowd something to cheer on the 60th minute as Perry Humphreys went over the line after a storming line break from Ted Hill in the build-up.

And the with five minutes left Worcester added a second as a clever cross-kick from substitute Billy Searle found Nick David unmarked in the corner for an easy finish.

The fans will go home frustrated after seeing their team again spurn too many opportunities from promising positions but focus now moves to Europe.

Worcester travel to France to face Pau and then host the Ospreys the week after in the European Challenge Cup.