Relegated Worcester beat Gloucester at Sixways

Ryan Lamb scored 18 points as Worcester beat Gloucester 28-27 at Sixways for their second win the of the Aviva Premiership season.

Gloucester established a strong lead with tries through Jonny May, Shane Monahan
and Ben Morgan, but a penalty and two tries from Ryan Lamb and Semisi Taulava
left the hosts just two behind at the break.

Worcester kept the momentum up as Josh Drauniniu went over before May gave
Gloucester the lead again, but after both sides exchanged penalties through
Lamb and Burns, the hosts snatched the victory with three minutes remaining
when Lamb scored his third penalty of the game.

Gloucester looked to have taken an early lead through Elliott Stooke but, after
some good footwork, Reynolds’s pass was ruled to have gone forward.

Gloucester did open the scoring after 12 minutes though, with an outstanding
try from May, who received a pass near his own tryline before running the length
of the field to touch down.

The visitors scored a second try just two minutes later with Reynolds sprinting
60 metres before Freddie Burns found Monahan who dived over in the corner.

Former Gloucester player Lamb scored Worcester’s first points after successfully
kicking his penalty to close the gap to seven.

Morgan scored the visitors’ third try of the game after powering over in a
rolling maul, with Freddie Burns converting.

Worcester closed the gap again, scoring their first try of the game through
Taulava, with Lamb’s conversion attempt narrowly missing.

The visitors looked to be undoing their hard work as May was sent to the sin
bin and Lamb went over under the posts following a rolling maul.

His conversion was successful and Worcester went into the break just two points
behind.

The Warriors’ comeback was completed when Drauniniu collected a crossfield
kick before touching down and Lamb converted to open up a five-point lead.

Gloucester managed to stop the rot when May went over to score on the hour
mark following a great break from Sione Kalamafoni and Billy Burns before his
brother Freddie’s conversion edged the visitors two points in front.

The lead changed hands once again as Rob Cook was sent to the sin bin, granting
Lamb a penalty in front of the posts which he duly converted.

With just seven minutes remaining Gloucester retook the lead with a straightforward
penalty from Burns after a lengthy period of possession, but the hosts were
not finished yet as Lamb scored a penalty with just over three minutes left
to play.

Gloucester had a final chance to snatch victory with another penalty, but Burns’s
kick drifted wide, sealing the second win of the season for the hosts.

Final Score Worcester (15) 28 Gloucester (17) 27

Scorers

Worcester
Tries – Taulava, Lamb, Drauniniu
Pen -Lamb 3
Con – Lamb 2
Drop –

Gloucester
Tries – May 2, Monahan, Kalamafoni
Pen –
Con – Burns 3
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee
: JP Doyle (78th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Andy Watson and Ross Campbell.
TMO: Robin Goodliffe.

Teams

Warriors

15 Chris Pennell , 14 Josh Drauniniu , 13 Alex Grove , 12 Andy Symons , 11 David Lemi , 10 Ryan Lamb , 9 Jonny Arr, 8 Jonathan Thomas, 7 Sam Betty , 6 Mike Williams , 5 Mariano Galarza , 4 James Percival , 3 Euan Murray , 2 Agustin Creevy,1 Ofa Fainga’anuku

Replacements :16 Ed Shervington , 17 Paul Andre

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