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  • Scott,
    Penalty goals: Henson (2), Ross,
    Conversions: Ross,
16 - 9

Bath


  • Penalty goals: Donald (3),
  • Aviva Premiership
  • 4th Nov 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: Kassam Stadium
  • Att: 5,004

Aviva Premiership: London Welsh beat Bath with last-gasp try from Nick Scott

Last updated: 5th November 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Anthony Pernise Bath

Anthony Pernise on the charge for Bath

Gavin Henson and Seb Jewell of London Welsh hold up Dave Attwood of Bath

Gavin Henson and Seb Jewell of London Welsh hold up Dave Attwood and prevent a Bath try

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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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