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Aviva Premiership: London Welsh beat Bath with last-gasp try from Nick Scott
Wing Nick Scott scored a 70-yard last-minute interception try as London Welsh came from behind to earn a 16-9 win over Bath and ease their relegation fears.
The Exiles' third win of the season moves them eight points clear of bottom side Sale as their bid to retain their Aviva Premiership status begins to look a realistic prospect.
Bath had the better scoring opportunities in a desperately poor game but though they went close on a number of occasions, they failed to take them. They had the more inventive backs but their scrum was continually under
Scott picked off Stephen Donald's telegraphed pass and had sufficient pace to hold off the cover for the game's only and match-winning try, which Gordon Ross converted.
With 10 minutes gone, Welsh stand-off Gavin Henson was successful from 40 metres to put his side ahead, then against the run of play, the hosts broke out to win a penalty for Henson to extend their lead with a simple 25-metre kick.
The second quarter was more evenly contested, with the Welsh pack matching their opponents, but following a sustained drive from the Bath forwards the hosts were penalised and Donald made no mistake from 30 metres out.
With the last movement of the half, Bath lock Dave Attwood did get over the line but he was held up by some stout home defence, allowing Welsh to retain their fortunate 6-3 lead at the interval.
Donald kicked his second penalty to tie up the scores on 51 minutes and after Exiles lock Kirill Koulemine was penalised for pulling down at the line-out, a well struck penalty from Donald put Bath into the lead for the first time.
With 90 seconds remaining Exiles thought they had nicked a vital draw after Ross was successful from 30 metres out, but things got even better moments later as Scott's intervention at the death sealed the win.
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Aviva Premiership Table
|Friday 5th September|
|19:45||Northampton vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 6th September|
|14:00||Sale vs Bath|
|14:00||Saracens vs Wasps|
|15:00||Leicester vs Newcastle|
|16:30||London Irish vs Harlequins|
|Sunday 7th September|
|14:00||London Welsh vs Exeter|
|Friday 12th September|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Saracens|
|Saturday 13th September|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Sale|
|15:00||Bath vs London Welsh|
|15:15||Exeter vs Leicester|
|Sunday 14th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Northampton|
|15:00||Newcastle vs London Irish|
|Friday 19th September|
|19:45||Gloucester vs Exeter|
|Saturday 20th September|
|14:00||Sale vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Saracens|
|15:15||Bath vs Leicester|
|Sunday 21st September|
|14:00||Newcastle vs Northampton|
|Friday 26th September|
|19:45||London Welsh vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 27th September|
|15:00||Leicester vs London Irish|
|15:00||Saracens vs Sale|
|15:15||Northampton vs Bath|
|Sunday 28th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Newcastle|
|14:00||Exeter vs Harlequins|
|Friday 3rd October|
|19:45||Bath vs Saracens|
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