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Late fightback hands West-Country victory to Bath

Late fightback hands West-Country victory to Bath

Gloucester Rugby were winning for much of the game but a late comeback from Bath saw them snatch a 31-20 victory at the Rec on Tuesday evening.

What happened 

Many had written Gloucester Rugby off going into the game against the Blue, Black and Whites but it was the Cherry and Whites who were in the driving seat for much of the game.

George Skivington’s side scored through Chris Harris and Matt Banahan with Billy Twelvetrees’ boot helping Gloucester Rugby build up a lead in the first half.

Bath made a number of changes at the break to try and rekindle some fire that the drizzle and pressure from Gloucester Rugby had extinguished and came out ready to put up a fight.

Tom Dunn scored two tries and some accurate kicking from Rhys Priestland meant that Gloucester Rugby’s lead was whittled down to just three points.

The momentum completely swung with just over five minutes left to play and Lewis Boyce and Ben Spencer both got over the try line, cementing Bath’s bonus-point victory.

Key moment - Matt Banahan scores at his old stomping ground 

There is no stopping Jake Polledri when he’s at full speed and it was the same story on Tuesday evening. The Italian international made a break close to the halfway line and was like a steam train at full speed, bouncing off defenders with ease. The ball went out wide to Banahan who went over from short range to score the try.

How it happened 

See how the game at the Rec played out in our play by play commentary

What’s next? 

Gloucester Rugby will conclude their 2019-20 season next time out against Northampton Saints at Kingsholm on 4 October.

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