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Aviva Premiership: Gloucester extend unbeaten run with victory over Bath

Last updated: 6th October 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

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Gloucester extended their unbeaten run in the Aviva Premiership to five games after coming from behind to claim a 16-10 win against Bath at Kingsholm.

Bath, who were looking for a first win at Gloucester since 2006, made a brilliant start as fly-half Stephen Donald converted his own first-minute try and then kicked a penalty.

But Gloucester fought back from the 10-point deficit through two Freddie Burns penalties, before the fly-half added the extras to Rob Cook's 50th-minute try and slotted over a late drop-goal.

The visitors were on the front foot straight away as a brilliant 40-metre break from New Zealand international Donald, sparked by an audacious dummy, led to the fastest try of the season so far.

Bath continued to pile on the pressure but a 21st-minute penalty from Donald were the only other points they managed to score during their purple patch.

As the half wore on Gloucester secured enough territory to reap two penalty chances which Burns accepted and the hosts were happy to reach the interval just 10-6 behind.

After the break Gloucester began to take control and scored their sole try in the 51st minute, James Simpson-Daniel creating space out wide before Cook touched down.

Burns' conversion gave the hosts a three-point lead and although Bath looked to re-establish themselves in the game, the stand-off nailed a 74th-minute drop-goal to seal the win.

Bath will wonder how they let things slip given their early set-piece control and the chances they had to extend the advantage in the opening stages.

Within the first 15 minutes wing Kyle Eastmond looked to have created a try for full-back Nick Abendanon, but video referee David Grashoff rightly ruled that the former rugby league star had a foot on the touchline.

Early in the second half it was Gloucester's turn to surge forward as brilliant defensive work wing Tom Biggs prevented his opposite number Shane Monahan from going over.

The pressure would eventually tell, however, as the hosts ensured they will head into the start of their European campaign next week unbeaten since September 1.

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