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- Aviva Premiership
- 1st Mar 2013
- KO 20:00
- Ground: Sixways Stadium
- Att: 9,214
Aviva Premiership: Worcester Warriors edge to victory against London Wasps
Worcester Warriors claimed their first win in six matches after upsetting London Wasps 29-23 in Friday night's Aviva Premiership clash at Sixways.
The hosts scored four tries through Chris Pennell, David Lemi, Blair Cowan and scrum-half Jonny Arr to secure a first bonus point victory for five months and dent their opponents' play-off prospects.
Fly-half Andy Goode chipped in with a penalty and conversion for Worcester before going off injured, while his replacement Danny Gray added two conversions to nullify Wasps.
Warriors wing Josh Drauniniu was also sin-binned by referee Greg Garner for a deliberate knock-on in the second period, but it failed to make much difference.
The victory effectively ended any lingering relegation fears Worcester had by moving them 13 points above bottom club Sale Sharks with just five games left.
It was also their first win against their opponents since New Year's Day 2012 while the Londoners suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time since September after their loss to rivals Irish last weekend.
Wasps, in fifth place before kick-off, were left to ponder what might have been despite clinched a losing bonus point thanks to touchdowns from hooker Rhys Thomas, flanker Ashley Johnson, substitute Jack Wallace.
Fly-half Nicky Robinson added two penalties and a conversion to keep the visitors in touch, but Worcester held-on to secure a much-needed success
Ultimately, Richard Hill's side were too organised and too aggressive at the contact area for Wasps, while also displaying some impressive finishing power.
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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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