Exeter Chiefs down the Scarlets in Heineken Cup

Exeter Chiefs kept the pressure on in Heineken Cup pool 5 when they beat the Scarlets 30-20 at Sandy Park on Saturday.


Exeter’s victory puts pressure on current champions Leinster who have now lost twice to Clermont Auvergne.


Exeter led 20-13 at half time but Scott Williams scored a try shortly after the break and Aled Thomas’ conversion drew the scores level.


Gareth Steenson put the Chiefs ahead with a penalty three minutes later to set up a tense finish for the hosts.


However with two minutes left James Scaysbrook scored a try that sealed the result for the hosts and Steenson converted.


Final Score Exeter 30 (20) Scarlets 20 (13)


Scorers


Exeter Chiefs
Tries: Whitten, Alcott, Scaysbrook
Penalties: Steenson 3
Conversions: Steenson 3


Scarlets
Tries: Owen, Williams
Penalties: Thomas 2
Conversions: Thomas 2


Match Officials
Referee:
Romain Poite (Fra),
Assistant ref: Christophe Berdos (Fra),
Assistant ref: Eric Soulan (Fra),
TMO: Eric Gonthier (Fra),
Citing Commisioner: Roberto Carra (Ita)


Teams


Exeter Chiefs: Phil Dollman; Jack Nowell, Sireli Naqelevuki, Ian Whitten, Gonzalo Camacho; Gareth Steenson, Haydn Thomas; Brett Sturgess, Simon Alcott, Hoani Tui, Aly Muldowney, James Hanks, Dean Mumm, James Scaysbrook (c), Tom Johnson.


Replacements: Neil Clark, Ben Moon, Carl Rimmer, Damian Welch, Ben White, Kevin Barrett, Ignacio Mieres, Luke Arscott.


Scarlets: Liam Williams; George North, Jonathan Davies (c), Scott Williams, Gareth Maule; Aled Thomas, Aled Davies; Shaun Hopkins, Ken Owens, Samson Lee, Sione Timani, Richard Kelly, George Earle, Jonathan Edwards, Kieran Murphy.


Replacements: Matthew Rees, Rhodri Jones, Deacon Manu, Johan Snyman, Tomas Vallejos-Cinalli, Tavis Knoyle, Daniel Newton, Kristian Phillips.

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