Bath Rugby pile pressure on top four with bonus-point win

Bath Rugby 40 v Worcester Warriors 15

Bath Rugby keep the pressure up on the top four as Hooper's men earned a 40-15 bonus-point victory over Worcester Warriors in Round 19 of the Gallagher Premiership. 

The side move back within a point of Wasps in fourth place in Round 19 after scoring six tries to thrash Worcester. 

The visitors got off to a brilliant start reaping the rewards from a poor pass as Billy Searle found the line after an interception from 25 metres out. However Bath Rugby pounced straight back as Tom Ellis found the whitewash, the flanker capitalised on field position and crashed, with Josh Matavesi levelling the scores.

Elliott Stooke then added Bath's second to flip the score on its head after 20 minutes as the lock dotted down off the back of the maul. But Worcester were not here to make up the numbers it seemed as from the resulting restart they scored to keep the pressure up through Ed Fidow. The wing capitalised on a knock-on and dived over in the corner. 

Bath began to build some momentum and got their prize as Jack Walker found his way over after a strong driving maul from close range and the half way topped off as young Tom de Glanville secured the bonus-point before half-time.

After the break Bath built pressure in the Warriors 22 before Stooke put in a neat fend and scored in the corner before Matavesi added a decisive sixth try after selling a dummy pass, fending off the last man and going in under the posts. 


KEY MOMENT 

Tom de Glanville's score on 38 minutes secured a much needed bonus-point just before the interval. A neat move from the Blue, Black and White led to the ball coming out wide and the young full-back pounced over to score his third try in Bath Rugby colours.  


REACTION


SCORERS

Tries: Tom Ellis (9'), Elliott Stooke (17', 48'), Jack Walker (32'), Tom de Glanville (38'), Josh Matavesi (52')

Conversions: Josh Matavesi (9',18', 38', 49', 53')

Worcester Warriors

Tries: Billy Searle (7'), Ed Fidow (19')

Conversions: Billy Searle (8')

Penalties: Billy Searle (40')


PERFORMANCE OF THE MATCH

Elliott Stooke earned the award of winning the Pol Roger Performance of the Match after scoring two of Bath's six tries to earn a 40-15 bonus-point win over Worcester Warriors.  


GALLERY


Match details

Recreation Ground
Gallagher Premiership
9 September 2020
KO 19:45

Referee: Andrew Jackson
Half Time score: 26-15

Bath:
Tries: Ellis (8), Stooke (18, 48), Walker (31), de Glanville (37), Matavesi (51)
Conversions: Matavesi (9, 19, 38, 49, 52)
Worcester:
Tries: Searle (6), Fidow (19)
Conversions: Searle (6)
Penalties: Searle (40)

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MATCH STARTS

Match underway between Bath and Worcester.

7'

Try for Worcester! Bath 0 - 5 Worcester

Billy Searle scores for Worcester.

7'

Conversion! Bath 0 - 7 Worcester

Billy Searle with a conversion for Worcester.

9'

Try for Bath! Bath 5 - 7 Worcester

Tom Ellis scores for Bath.

10'

Conversion! Bath 7 - 7 Worcester

Josh Matavesi with a conversion for Bath.

19'

Try for Bath! Bath 12 - 7 Worcester

Elliott Stooke scores for Bath.

20'

Conversion! Bath 14 - 7 Worcester

Josh Matavesi with a conversion for Bath.

20'

Try for Worcester! Bath 14 - 12 Worcester

Ed Fidow scores for Worcester.

31'

Substitution

Scott Van Breda replaces Will Butler for Worcester.

32'

Try for Bath! Bath 19 - 12 Worcester

Jack Walker scores for Bath.

35'

Substitution

Alex Hearle replaces Chris Pennell for Worcester.

38'

Try for Bath! Bath 24 - 12 Worcester

Tom de Glanville scores for Bath.

39'

Conversion! Bath 26 - 12 Worcester

Josh Matavesi with a conversion for Bath.

40'

Penalty Goal! Bath 26 - 15 Worcester

Billy Searle kicks a penalty goal for Worcester.

40'

HALF TIME

Match score: Bath 26 - 15 Worcester.

SECOND HALF STARTS

We’re underway again.

49'

Try for Bath! Bath 31 - 15 Worcester

Elliott Stooke scores for Bath.

50'

Conversion! Bath 33 - 15 Worcester

Josh Matavesi with a conversion for Bath.

51'

Substitution

Sam Underhill replaces Miles Reid for Bath.

51'

Substitution

Mike Williams replaces Josh McNally for Bath.

52'

Try for Bath! Bath 38 - 15 Worcester

Josh Matavesi scores for Bath.

53'

Conversion! Bath 40 - 15 Worcester

Josh Matavesi with a conversion for Bath.

53'

Substitution

Isaac Miller replaces Beck Cutting for Worcester.

53'

Substitution

Kai Owen replaces Callum Black for Worcester.

53'

Substitution

Matti Williams replaces Justin Clegg for Worcester.

58'

Substitution

Juan Schoeman replaces Lewis Boyce for Bath.

58'

Substitution

Max Green replaces Will Chudley for Bath.

59'

Substitution

Joe Morris replaces Richard Palframan for Worcester.

62'

Substitution

Ross Batty replaces Jack Walker for Bath.

63'

Substitution

Kieran Verden replaces Christian Judge for Bath.

63'

Substitution

Orlando Bailey replaces Cameron Redpath for Bath.

70'

Substitution

Gareth Simpson replaces Jono Kitto for Worcester.

72'

Substitution

Jonathan Joseph replaces Max Clark for Bath.

80'

FULL TIME! It’s a win for Bath.

Final score: Bath 40 - 15 Worcester.