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21st April 2012 16:56

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SKY_MOBILE Delon Armitage London Irish

Try fro Exiles: Delon Armitage

London Irish led from start to finish to claim a convincing 25-16 Premiership victory away to Worcester Warriors on Saturday.

Tries from Joe Ansbro, Delon Armitage and Tom Homer helped London Irish to a comfortable away victory .

Neither team headed into the game in decent form. Worcester were looking to bounce back from a narrow home reverse against Exeter, while the Exiles had been edged out by Saracens a week earlier.

Nine points were posted in the first ten minutes of the match, with Tom Homer booting Irish 6-0 in front before Andy Goode responded with a penalty for Worcester.

The first try of the match came on 22 minutes when Ansbro finished well following sustained Exiles pressure. Homer added the extras.

A second Goode penalty cut the visitors' lead to seven points, but an unconverted Homer try five minutes before the interval put Irish further ahead.

The five-pointer meant that Worcester needed to find points early in the second half if they were to give themselves a realistic chance of winning the game, but the Exiles defence held firm.

And when Miles Benjamin did manage to cross for the hosts' first try on the hour, Irish were able to regroup and put the result beyond doubt thanks to a try from Armitage.

The 28-year-old flyer collected a neat Steve Shingler ball to dive in under the posts for a crucial score, which Homer converted.

That made it 25-11 to the Exiles with the minutes ticking away and, though Worcester were able to reduce the arrears with a try in the final minute of the game courtesy of Marcel Garvey, the visitors were worthy winners.

The scorers:

For Worcester:
Tries:Benjamin, Garvey
Pens: Goode 2

For London Irish:
Tries: Ansbro, Homer, Armitage
Cons: Homer 2
Pens: Homer 2

Worcester: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Marcel Garvey, 13 Alex Grove, 12 Dale Rasmussen, 11 Miles Benjamin, 10 Andy Goode, 9 Jonny Arr, 8 Kai Horstmann (c), 7 Jake Abbott, 6 Sam Betty, 5 Craig Gillies, 4 James Percival, 3 Tevita Taumoepeau, 2 Ed Shervington, 1 Matt Mullan.
Replacements: 16 Aleki Lutui, 17 George Porter, 18 Bruce Douglas, 19 Ben Gulliver, 20 Matt Kvesic, 21 Shaun Perry, 22 Danny Gray, 23 Ravai Fatiaki.

London Irish: 15 Tom Homer, 14 Delon Armitage, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Joe Ansbro, 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Steve Shingler, 9 Darren Allinson, 8 Ofisa Treviranus 7 Jamie Gibson, 6 David Sisi, 5 Matt Garvey, 4 Bryn Evans (c), 3 Leo Halavatau, 2 David Paice, 1 Max Lahiff.
Replacements: 16 James Buckland, 17 Mark George, 18 Paulica Ion, 19 Kieran Low, 20 Alex Gray, 21 Topsy Ojo, 22 Adrian Jarvis, 23 Ross Samson

Venue: Sixways
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

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