Gloucester survive Worcester scare to secure 24-19 narrow victory

Gloucester's Ollie Thorley went over twice as Worcester lost a fourth game in succession
Gloucester's Ollie Thorley went over twice as Worcester lost a fourth game in succession

Gloucester Rugby 24-19 Worcester Warriors, Kingsholm

Ollie Thorley's double helped Gloucester to survive Worcester scare and secure 24-19 narrow victory at the Kingsholm Stadium on Friday evening.

The Warriors misery in the 2017-18 English Premiership continued as they lost their fourth consecutive game, leaving Gary Gold’s charges still winless.

Following defeats against Harlequins and Leicester, David Humphreys' men returned back to winning ways after Thorley's double (12, 15), Billy Twelvetrees stunning touchdown (40) and nine points of Billy Burns' boot which included three conversions and a ninth-minute penalty.

Perry Humphreys (59, 70) two second-half tries brought the visitors too close to the hosts' comfort as the nine-point half-time lead was reduced to just a try away from levelling the scoreboard with six minutes left on the clock.

However, Gloucester managed to hold-on to their narrow edge to steer themselves across the winning line.

The visitors did not return empty-handed from this clash as they did manage to secure their first Premiership point by snatching the losing bonus point deservedly following the gutsy performance.

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