Wasps show signs of life
Wasps beat London Irish 28-14 at Adams Park to move off the bottom of the Guinness Premiership table.
Last Updated: 14/10/07 6:31pm
Wasps beat London Irish 28-14 at Adams Park to move off the bottom of the Guinness Premiership table with their first win of the season.
George Skivington and Danny Cipriani scored first half tries for the hosts, as they built up a 15-9 lead.
That was trimmed to 15-9 at the half by a brace of Eoghan Hickey penalties.
But a second-half score from England winger Tom Voyce secured a welcome victory for the European champions - although a bonus point proved elusive as Wasps failed to cross for a fourth try.
Voyce's try two minutes after the restart proved crucial in enabling the home side to maintain their grip on the contest.
It was converted by Mark van Gisbergen, who scored the remainder of Wasps' points with three penalties and two conversions.
Delon Armitage crossed for the Exiles but Wasps had the last word through Van Gisbergen's third penalty.
The visitors' Topsy Ojo was sin-binned in the 57th minute, while team-mate Bob Casey followed him four minutes from time.
Wasps scrum-half Eoin Reddan was also sin-binned two minutes from the end of the game.