Harlequins hold-off Bath at Recreation Ground with 19-25 win

Alex Dombrandt was one of the try scorer for Harlequins
Alex Dombrandt was one of the try scorer for Harlequins
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Bath Rugby 19-25 Harlequins, Recreation Ground

Harlequins scored 13 points in the second half as they edged out Bath Rugby 19-25 in their Heineken Champions Cup encounter at Recreation Ground on Friday.

This is Bath's fifth defeat from as many games as they languish at the bottom of Pool 3 while Harlequins are at third place with two victories from five matches.

Jack Walker gave a bright start to Bath Rugby with an early try in the sixth minute and Freddie Burns followed with the conversion but the Quins went on to level the scores in the 12th minute with a touchdown from James Chisholm that was improved by Brett Herron.

The visitors inched forward with their second try coming from Gabriel Ibitoye but their momentum took a beating as half-time was approaching with Chris Robshaw injured while Gabriel Hamer-Webb's try ensured a two-point lead for Bath Rugby heading into the second half.

Brett Herron with a penalty goal at the start of the second half seized the lead back for the Quins and as the game entered the final quarter, the visitors had a three-point lead with Alex Dombrandt and Jackson Willison trading tries. With all three results possible, the final quarter saw just a solitary penalty kick from Herron as the Quins sealed a six point victory.

The game also compounded Bath's problems as Anthony Watson limped off the field in the 51st minute with yet another injury.


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