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Match Report: Worcester Warriors 30 Northampton Saints 15

18 Nov 2017
Match Report: Worcester Warriors 30 Northampton Saints 15

Bryce Heem’s hat-trick earned Worcester Warriors their first Premiership win of the season with a 30-15 victory over Northampton Saints.

Stephen Myler’s penalty opened the scoring, but the home side were soon lifted by the Sixways crowds and Heem went over twice in ten minutes.

Josh Adams looked particularly lethal all afternoon and the left winger was finally rewarded with a second-half score.

Ben Foden and Reece Marshall crossed the whitewash too, but they could not stop Saints suffering a third consecutive Premiership defeat.

 

With a host of players returning from injury, Worcester looked like a side renewed by the recent break from Premiership action.

A sudden burst of intensity saw returning Worcester centre Ryan Mills open up the Saints defence, allowing Heem to go over.

The hosts continued to make their try-scoring intentions plain, kicking a penalty to the corner as the end of the first half drew near.

And after almost five minutes of scrummaging, the ball swung left, making space for Heem to charge over once more.

Myler attempted a kick from over 40m out to narrow the gap before half-time, but it was not to be and Warriors went in with a 12-point lead, looking ready to claim their first victory over Northampton since October 2013.

This lead was soon extended when Adams, who had been keeping Ken Pisi on his toes all game, tore down the left wing to claim five more points for Gary Gold’s side.

Replacements Foden and Marshall reined in Worcester’s advantage in the second half, but Heem barrelled over once more to seal the bonus point for Warriors.