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Saracens remained unbeaten in the Anglo Welsh LV= Cup after they beat the Ospreys 9-21 in a tryless encounter at the Liberty Stadium.
Ben Spencer kicked all the points for Sarries as they ground their way to victory
at the Liberty Stadium.
The young scrum-half finished with 21 points as he kicked seven penalties in
a tryless affair.
It wasn’t easy early on for Sarries, who lost winger George Perkins to a yellow
card midway through the first half, with Sam Davies keeping the Ospreys very
much in touch with two early penalties of his own.
However Spencer finished the half with a total of four penalties to give the
visitors a 12-6 lead, and they were able to build on that after the break.
Despite a Davies three-pointer bringing the Ospreys back to within three with
25 minutes remaining, that was as good as it got for them.
Spencer added three more penalties, and ensured that Sarries picked up a second
successive win after their opening success against Quins.
Final Score Ospreys 9 (6) Saracens 21 (12)
Pen -Davies (3)
Pen – Spencer (7)
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Rob Price (Wales), Jon Mason (Wales)
15 Richard Fussell, 14 Dafydd Howells, 13 Ashley Beck, 12 Aled Jenkins, 11 Aisea Natoga, 10 Sam Davies, 9 Tom Habberfield (c), 8 Ifereimi Boladau, 7 Lloyd Evans, 6 Jordan Collier, 5 Rhodri Hughes, 4 Rory Thornton, 3 Daniel Suter, 2 Scott Otten, 1 Gareth Thomas.
Replacements: 16 Matthew Dwyer, 17 Marc Thomas, 18 Nicky Thomas, 19 Adam Beard, 20 Tommy Spinks, 21 Tito Tebaldi, 22 Hanno Dirksen, 23 Ashley Evans.
15 Will Edwards, 14 Jack Wilson, 13 Nick Tompkins, 12 Thretton Palamo, 11 George Perkins, 10 Nils Mordt, 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Nick De Jager, 7 Matt Hankin, 6 Hayden Thompson-Stringer, 5 Maro Itoje (c), 4 Hayden Smith, 3 Biyi Alo, 2 Brett Sharman, 1 Jack Culverhouse.
Replacements: 16 Josh Taylor, 17 Ralph Adams-Hale, 18 Sebastien Ferreira, 19 Kennet O’Neil, 20 Ben Featherstone, 21 Tom Whiteley, 22 Max Wilkins, 23 Matt Gallagher.
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