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Bath sink the Warriors

21st January 2012 15:21

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Richie Gray taking contact for Glasgow Warriors

Halted: Gray and Glasgow

Bath ended their European campaign on a positive note as they defeated Glasgow Warriors 23-18 at the Rec.

Tries either side of half-time from Tom Biggs and Ben Skirving helped Bath to a narrow victory.

Glasgow took the lead in the third minute when Duncan Weir hit a penalty but their lead didn't last long, and by the end of the first quarter the visitors found themselves trailing by four points.

Bath gained the advantage on 12 minutes when Biggs intercepted a sloppy Glasgow pass on half-way and raced away to score. Olly Barkley added the conversion to make it 7-3 and though a second Weir penalty soon after reduced the hosts' lead to a point, Barkley's own penalty restored the four point cushion almost immediately.

Neither side troubled the scorers further before half-time, meaning Bath retained their narrow lead at the interval.

Bath extended their advantage minutes after the restart when a rolling maul laid the platform for Ben Skirving to touch down for a try which Barkley converted.

That left Glasgow needing points and they battled back admirably during the minutes that followed. On 54 minutes, Tommy Seymour crossed for the visitors' first try and ten minutes later they added a second, courtesy of Robert Harley, to take the lead. That made it 17-18 in favour of Glasgow but indiscipline would cost them the win.

Barkley was the man to kick Bath to victory, converting two penalties in the final ten minutes to seal a hard-fought win. Bath's unbeaten record at the Recreation Ground in 2012 continues, while Glasgow's hopes of maintaining an interest in Europe were shattered.

The scorers:

For Bath:
Tries: Biggs, Skriving
Con: Barkley 2
Pen: Barkley 3

For Glasgow:
Tries: Seymour, Harley
Con: Wight
Pen: Weir 2

Bath: 15 Jack Cuthbert, 14 Matt Carraro, 13 Olly Barkley, 12 Matt Banahan, 11 Tom Biggs, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Chris Cook, 8 Ben Skirving, 7 Guy Mercer, 6 Andrew Beattie, 5 Ryan Caldwell, 4 David Attwood, 3 David Wilson, 2 Pieter Dixon, 1 Charlie Beech.
Replacements: 16 Lee Mears, 17 David Flatman, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Francois Louw, 20 Simon Taylor, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Tom Heathcote, 23 Sam Vesty.

Glasgow: 15 Rory Lamont, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Stuart Hogg, 12 Graeme Morrison, 11 Colin Shaw, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Chris Cusiter, 8 John Barclay, 7 Chris Fusaro, 6 Rob Harley, 5 Al Kellock (capt), 4 Richie Gray, 3 Ed Kalman, 2 Pat MacArthur, 1 Jon Welsh.
Replacements: 16 Dougie Hall, 17 Gordon Reid, 18 Ryan Grant, 19 Tom Ryder, 20 Henry Pyrgos, 21 Ryan Wilson, 22 Peter Murchie, 23 Scott Wight.

Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)
Assistant referees: Jean-Luc Rebollal (France), David Rosich (France)

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