WORCESTER Warriors' boss Steve Diamond praised the youngsters at the club after his youthful side beat Exeter Chiefs for just the second time in the Premiership era on Saturday afternoon.

11 of Worcester's matchday squad are products of the academy at the club and hat-trick hero Alex Hearle was the stand-out but there were impressive performances from the likes of Fin Smith, Ted Hill and Noah Heward who are all homegrown.

21-year-old Harri Doel, who was signed from the Scarlets last season, came off the bench to score a sensational solo try late on Jack Forsythe played 65 minutes following his Premiership debut last weekend.

Diamond knows his side have much to learn but was a happy man at full-time following a fantastic win.

"We got there in the end!" he said.

"A lot of things went well, a couple of things didn't but it would be boring if we didn't have to work on anything at this club!

"We didn't perform last week and we played a lot of young guys and we didn't deliver a performance like men.

"I didn't need to have a word with them this week, they had a word with themselves.

"Today, Ted (Hill) lead by example, Willi Heinz was back at his best and Fin Smith is a revelation, he is fantastic.

"The young lads who are playing, Harri Doel comes on, Alex Hearle, Noah Heward. It's like being back at Sale when a young guy comes off the conveyor belt every week and you stick them in and they look like a superstar."

Warriors did play most of the game against 14 men after the red card to Tom Hendrickson in the 15th minute for a high tackle on Sione Vailanu.

Playing against 14 men can almost be a skill in itself but Diamond thought his players eventually managed to figure the puzzle out.

"It was a rugby incident, it was innocuous and unfortunate, just a clash of heads," he admitted.

"It didn't really change our game plan to be fair, Exeter play a very strict way of and you have to move the ball wide against them.

"Once they went to 14 that became more prevalent and that's what we said at half-time, move the ball.

"But fair play to Exeter, they never let us get away and to say I had my bottom cheeks squeezed would be an understatement!"

The victory was the fifth of the season, with all five coming at home, and it moves Warriors off the bottom of the league and into tenth above Newcastle and Bath.

Diamond wants to turn Sixways into a fortress.

"It's a small step and there is going to be some overhauls in the summer," he added.

"We need to have performances like this with bigger margins every time we play at home.

"I will worry about away games another year but next year it is all about here.

"We still need to improve and that's good and that's what I can think about when i go skiing for a few days next week!"