Barkley boots Bath to victory over Sale Sharks

Olly Barkley kicked four penalties and a conversion as Bath beat Sale Sharks 7-19 at Edgeley Park in the Aviva Premiership on Friday.

Nick Abendanon and Ben Cohen scored the only tries of the match which was played in terrible conditions which is not conducive for attacking rugby.

Bath have now won their last three matches in a row and Sale Sharks are getting closer to a relegation battle as the season approaches the tail end.

More to follow.


Final Score Sale Sharks 7 (7) Bath 19 (13)


Scorers


Sale Sharks
Tries: Cohen
Conversions: Hodgson


Bath
Tries: Abendanon
Penalties: Barkley 4
Conversions: Barkley


Man of the match : Olly Barkley


Referee: Chris White (185th Premiership game)


Teams


Sale Sharks : Nick Macleod, Rhys Crane, Chris Bell, Andy Tuilagi, Ben Cohen, Charlie Hodgson, Will Cliff, Lee Imiolek, Marc Jones, Henry Thomas, Chris Jones, Wame Lewaravu, James Gaskell, Carl Fearns, Sisa Koyamaibole


Replacements Ben Roberts, Aston Croall, Simon McIntyre, Nic Rouse, Sean Cox, Chris Leck, Rob Miller, Iain Thornley


Bath 15. Jack Cuthbert ,14. Tom Biggs ,13. Matt Carraro ,12. Olly Barkley,11. Nick Abendanon ,10. Butch James ,9. Michael Claassens,8. Simon Taylor 7. Luke Watson ( c ) ,6. Ben Skirving ,5. Danny Grewcock ,,4. Stuart Hooper ,3. Duncan Bell ,2. Pieter Dixon ,1. David Flatman


Replacements:16. Lee Mears,17. David Barnes ,18. Kane Palma-Newport ,19. Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe ,20. Guy Mercer ,21. Mark McMillan ,22. Sam Vesty ,23. Nick Scott

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