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Bath

Bath Rugby 10 v 23 Saracens

28 February 2014, KO 19:45

Recreation Ground
AVIVA Premiership

Saracens
Penalty | Ford 18' Penalty | Goode 21' Try | Wyles 30' Conversion | Goode 32' Try | Strettle 39' Conversion | Goode 40' Substitution | Fa'osiliva <> Mercer 40' Substitution | Stringer <> Young 40' Substitution | de Kock <> Wigglesworth 51' Drop goal | Goode 54' Substitution | Wray <> Brown 54' Substitution | Tomkins <> Bosch 54' Substitution | Banahan <> Rokoduguni 54' Substitution | Johnston <> Stevens 58' Substitution | James <> Catt 59' Substitution | Perenise <> Orlandi 59' Substitution | Devoto <> Henson 62' Yellow card | Burger 65' Substitution | Vunipola <> Barrington 68' Try |  71' Conversion | Ford 71' Penalty | Goode 74' Substitution | Barritt <> Wilson 75' Substitution | Day <> Caldwell 75' Yellow card | Wyles 78'

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28 February 2014, 10:33pm

Saracens end Bath Rugby's home winning streak

Bath Rugby’s home winning streak came to an end at the hands of the relentless Saracens this evening, the visitors prevailing 10-23.

It was a pointless affair for the first 20 minutes, until George Ford struck a penalty from in front of the posts to draw first blood. 3-0.

It took Saracens only two minutes to reply, however, as Alex Goode responded with his own penalty from slightly further out to draw the scores level. 3-3.

In the 32nd minute, Saracens had worked an overlap for themselves and wing Chris Wyles just managed to hold onto the ball to score the first try of the match. Goode converted, giving Saracens a seven-point lead. 3-10.

A fumble for Bath didn’t work out so well when, with two minutes remaining in the first half, Saracens pounced on the loose ball and kicked through. Dave Strettle ran onto the favourable bounce and touched down. Goode converted to take Saracens into half time at 3-17 up.

Half time: Bath Rugby 3 – Saracens 17

It was the laser-like accuracy of Goode’s boot that extended Saracens’ lead to 17 points as, with quarter of an hour gone in the second half, Bath’s determined defence convinced the fly-half to snap a drop goal. It sailed through the posts, making it 3-20 to the visitors.

Bath desperately needed to score some points – points which came on 72 minutes, when repeated crushing scrums from the home side on Saracens’ 5m line forced the referee to award a penalty try. Ford wasted no time in converting as Bath sought to hit back again straight away. 10-20.

As it was, Saracens were back on the scoreboard within two minutes when Anthony Watson – despite a fantastic fingertip take of a high ball – was penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground. Goode punished Bath with a further three points.  

The score remained 10-23 for the rest of what was a frustrating evening for the home side.

Full time: Bath Rugby 10 – 23 Saracens

 

 

 

Match details

Referee: Luke Pearce
Half Time score: 3-17

Bath

Tries: (71)
Cons: Ford (71)
Pens: Ford (18)

Saracens

Tries: Wyles (30), Strettle (39)
Cons: Goode (32,40)
Drop Goals: Goode (54)
Pens: Goode (21,74)

Bath score card

Name Tries Conv Pen Drop Pts
George Ford 0 1 1 0 5

Saracens score card

Name Tries Conv Pen Drop Pts
Alex Goode 0 2 2 1 13
David Strettle 1 0 0 0 5
Chris Wyles 1 0 0 0 5

Other results

DateTeamScoreTeam
Bath Rugby Lineup
Player image

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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath

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Saracens

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Nick Abendanon15Alex Goode FB 2 1 2
W Anthony Watson14David Strettle W 1
C Ollie Devoto13Joel Tomkins C
C Kyle Eastmond12Brad Barritt C
W Matthew Banahan11Chris Wyles W 1
1 1 FH George Ford10Duncan Taylor FH
SH Peter Stringer9Neil de Kock SH
P Paul James1Mako Vunipola P
H Ross Batty2Schalk Brits H
P Anthony Perenise3James Johnston P
L Dominic Day4Steve Borthwick L
L Dave Attwood5George Kruis L
FL Alafoti Fa'osiliva6Jackson Wray FL
FL Francois Louw7Jacques Burger FL
8 Leroy Houston8Ernst Joubert 8

Replacements

rh Eusebio Guinazu16Jamie George rh
rp Nathan Catt17Richard Barrington rp
rp Juan Pablo Orlandi18Matt Stevens rp
r8 Ryan Caldwell19Eoin Sheriff r8
rfl Guy Mercer20Kelly Brown rfl
rsh Micky Young21Richard Wigglesworth rsh
rfh Gavin Henson22Jack Wilson rfh
rc Semesa Rokoduguni23Marcelo Bosch rc