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  • Monye, Care,
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Aviva Premiership: Harlequins beat Bath to end losing streak

Last updated: 13th April 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

George Lowe of Harlequins races away from Kyle Eastmond of Bath

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Tries in the second half from Danny Care and Ugo Monye gave Harlequins a 23-9 victory over Bath in a muddy affair at The Stoop.

Harlequins have endured a torrid time recently, including last week's Heineken Cup defeat by Munster and they again struggled initially.

But greater patience and accuracy after the interval ultimately told - England scrum-half Danny Care notching up the momentum-swinging score at the beginning of the second half, from where they never looked back.

Bath opened the scoring thanks to a penalty from Stephen Donald after six minutes, but neither side were able to add further points in the opening quarter due to persistent problems at the scrum.

Teenage full-back Ollie Devoto notched up his first Premiership points with a long-range penalty for Bath, reward for good work from Paul James at the scrum.

Ben Botica added Harlequins' first points with a penalty after coming on as a replacement for Matt Hopper in the centre shortly after, as the game spluttered it's way through the opening period.

Fine break

In a first half sorely lacking a spark, Nick Evans attempted to turn the tide with a fine break from within his own 22 - the result another penalty for Botica to level the scores at 6-6.

Bath however had the final say of the half - a high tackle on Kyle Eastmond from Tom Guest leading to a simple penalty for Donald to put the visitors ahead going into the break.

The hosts then sealed the game's first try, Care in trademark fashion drifting and then sniping from the base of the ruck to put Harlequins in front.

A further penalty for Botica had Harlequins 16-9 in front heading into the final quarter, before the crowd were brought to life.

Monye was greeted with a rousing reception after coming off the bench and the former Lions winger was then handed a gift of a score, Evans' high kick causing confusion in the Bath defence for Monye to simply chase and touch down to put Harlequins comfortably in front.

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