Henson kicks Bristol to thrilling 12-11 win over Bath

Gavin Henson scored all of Bristol's points against his old club Bath
Gavin Henson scored all of Bristol's points against his old club Bath
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Bristol Rugby 12-11 Bath Rugby, Ashton Gate
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Fly-half Gavin Henson kicked all 12 points for Bristol as they went on to register their first victory over Bath in 11 years with 12-11 triumph in their Aviva Premiership clash at Ashton Gate on Sunday.

Henson kicked a drop goal in the 11th minute but was soon negated by a penalty from his counterpart Rhys Priestland. As the game was evenly contested for most part of the first half, Henson stretched the gap to six points with two more penalties at the stroke of half time.

The fly-half extended Bristol's advantage in the second half with his third penalty kick but Bath bounced back with a 57th minute penalty kick from Priestland.

The lead came down to just one point when England international Semesa Rokoduguni scored the only try in the game in the 66th minute but Priestland failed to add the conversion which meant Bath succumbed to a one point defeat.

The victory has boosted Bristol's hopes of avoiding relegation as they closed down the gap with the 11th placed Worcester Warriors to two points while Bath continue to remain at fourth.

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