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Gloucester take derby spoils at the Rec

Bath Rugby 11 v Gloucester Rugby 15

The latest chapter of the Aviva Premiership West Country derby saw Bath Rugby lose 11-15 to Gloucester in dreadful conditions at the Rec.

Bath had needed to make all the possession and territory they enjoyed in the opening stages count. After repeated infringements by the Cherry and White forwards at the breakdown, the referee showed lock Tom Savage yellow. 

With Savage in the bin, Bath's man advantage came to the fore, with Welsh lock Dom Day touching down after a potent mauling effort from the pack. Unfortunately, Tom Homer's conversion attempt bounced back off the left upright. 5-0.

Fullback Homer was on hand soon thereafter to slot a penalty kick, as Bath once again threatened the Gloucester line. 8-0. 

Gloucester fly-half James Hook's long penalty brought the scores to within five points with just over ten minutes left in the first half. 8-3. 

Although the score remained unchanged until the half-time whistle blew, it was a period in which Gloucester showed little threat in attack, thanks to a tenacious Bath defence. Matt Banahan, too, in the more unusual 13 jersey, posed the greatest threat for the home side in going forward.

HALF TIME: Bath Rugby 8-3 Gloucester 

The rival teams traded penalties in the opening ten minutes of the second half, first through Hook, and then Homer. 11-6.

Hook extended Gloucester's lead near the 50-minute mark when, having been brought down after setting off on a trademark mazy run, the Bath tackler was penalised at the breakdown. 11-9. 

Indeed, the boot of Hook was the architect of the Cherry and Whites' victory, kicking as it did a further six points from two penalties to compound an error-strewn second half for the hosts. 

Bath made a last-ditch attempt at preventing a home defeat to their old rivals, with a penalty in the final minute taking them into Gloucester's 22 for a lineout. From there, however, they were penalised at the breakdown. Gloucester kicked the ball to touch and ensured they took the spoils back with them to Kingsholm. 

FULL TIME: Bath Rugby 11-15 Gloucester 

Match details

Recreation Ground
Aviva Premiership
5 February 2016
KO 19:45

Attendance: 13,104
Referee: Matthew Carley
Half Time score: 8-3

Bath:
Tries: Day (11)
Penalties: Homer (19, 47)
Gloucester:
Penalties: Hook (27, 44, 51, 55, 64)

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MATCH STARTS

Match underway between Bath and Gloucester.

12'

Yellow Card!

Gloucester lose Tom Savage for ten minutes.

12'

Try for Bath! Bath 5 - 0 Gloucester

Dominic Day scores for Bath.

20'

Penalty Goal! Bath 8 - 0 Gloucester

Tom Homer kicks a penalty goal for Bath.

28'

Substitution

Max Clark replaces Kyle Eastmond for Bath.

28'

Penalty Goal! Bath 8 - 3 Gloucester

James Hook kicks a penalty goal for Gloucester.

42'

HALF TIME

Match score: Bath 8 - 3 Gloucester.

SECOND HALF STARTS

We’re underway again.

45'

Penalty Goal! Bath 8 - 6 Gloucester

James Hook kicks a penalty goal for Gloucester.

46'

Substitution

Henry Thomas replaces David Wilson for Bath.

46'

Substitution

Alafoti Fa'osiliva replaces Matt Garvey for Bath.

48'

Penalty Goal! Bath 11 - 6 Gloucester

Tom Homer kicks a penalty goal for Bath.

52'

Penalty Goal! Bath 11 - 9 Gloucester

James Hook kicks a penalty goal for Gloucester.

52'

Substitution

Matt Kvesic replaces Jacob Rowan for Gloucester.

55'

Substitution

Nick Wood replaces Paddy McAllister for Gloucester.

56'

Penalty Goal! Bath 11 - 12 Gloucester

James Hook kicks a penalty goal for Gloucester.

57'

Substitution

Nathan Catt replaces Max Lahiff for Bath.

62'

Substitution

Charlie Ewels replaces Stuart Hooper for Bath.

65'

Penalty Goal! Bath 11 - 15 Gloucester

James Hook kicks a penalty goal for Gloucester.

65'

Substitution

Tom Dunn replaces Rob Webber for Bath.

65'

Substitution

Nicky Thomas replaces John Afoa for Gloucester.

65'

Substitution

Tom Ellis replaces Dominic Day for Bath.

67'

Substitution

Darren Dawidiuk replaces Richard Hibbard for Gloucester.

74'

Substitution

Nikola Matawalu replaces Chris Cook for Bath.

74'

Substitution

Ross Moriarty replaces Tom Savage for Gloucester.

82'

FULL TIME! It’s a win for Gloucester.

Final score: Bath 11 - 15 Gloucester.

Bath Player Scorecard
NameTriesConvPenDropPts
Tom Homer00206
Dominic Day10005
Gloucester Player Scorecard
NameTriesConvPenDropPts
James Hook005015
Bath v Gloucester
P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
    PMax
Lahiff
1Paddy
McAllister
P    
    HRob
Webber
2Richard
Hibbard
H    
    PDavid
Wilson
3John
Afoa
P    
    LStuart
Hooper
4Tom
Savage
L    
   1LDominic
Day
5Mariano
Galarza
L    
    FLMatt
Garvey
6Sione
Kalamafoni
FL    
    FLFrancois
Louw
7Jacob
Rowan
FL    
    8Leroy
Houston
8Ben
Morgan
8    
    SHChris
Cook
9Willi
Heinz
SH    
    FHDan
Bowden
10James
Hook
FH   5
    WHoracio
Agulla
11Steve
McColl
W    
    CKyle
Eastmond
12Billy
Twelvetrees
C    
    CMatt
Banahan
13Bill
Meakes
C    
    WSemesa
Rokoduguni
14Charlie
Sharples
W    
2   FBTom
Homer
15Billy
Burns
FB    
Replacements
    RHTom
Dunn
16Darren
Dawidiuk
RH    
    RPNathan
Catt
17Nick
Wood
RP    
    RPHenry
Thomas
18Nicky
Thomas
RP    
    RLCharlie
Ewels
19Elliott
Stooke
R    
    RLTom
Ellis
20Matt
Kvesic
RFL    
    RFLAlafoti
Fa'osiliva
21Callum
Braley
R    
    RSHNikola
Matawalu
22Mark
Atkinson
R    
    RCMax
Clark
23Ross
Moriarty
RL