Exeter make it 5 in 5 after beating Worcester Warriors 28-11

Gareth Steenson scored eight conversions
Gareth Steenson scored eight conversions

Exeter Chiefs 28-11 Worcester Warriors, Sandy Park

Exeter Chiefs maintained their winning streak as they defeated Worcester Warriors 28-11 in their Gallagher Premiership encounter at Sandy Park on Saturday.

The win meant Exeter consolidated their second position with 24 points while Worcester Warriors are at 10th place with eight points.

Chris Pennell got Worcester Warriors off the mark with a 18th minute penalty goal but Exeter made a strong response with Jack Yeandle scoring in the 25th minute followed by back to back touchdowns from Dave Ewers in the 32nd and 40th minutes. Gareth Steenson kicked all the three conversions to make it 21-3 before the break.

The visitors showed some respite when Pennell kicked his second penalty goal and Ted Hill strolled over the line in the 51st minute.

However, Worcester eventually ran out of momentum when Ryan Bower was sin-binned in the 69th minute and four minutes later Harry Williams with a try of his own helped Rob Baxter's men complete a bonus point victory.

"I'm very pleased to win and with the foundation that we have laid down but we are not firing at 100 per cent and I'm concerned that we won't be able to shake out of that lethargy when we're challenged by the best," said Baxter.

"Again we didn't start quickly but went through the gears to score three tries but after that we didn't progress.

"The second half was the sloppiest of the season. We wasted 30 minutes of rugby where we could have prepared for the challenges that lie ahead."

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