Nizaam Carr's late-try steers Wasps to 21-26 win over Bristol Bears

Nizaam Carr was one of the try-scorer for Wasps
Nizaam Carr was one of the try-scorer for Wasps

Bristol Bears 21-26 Wasps, Ashton Gate

Nizaam Carr scored the decisive try in the final minute as Wasps revived their ongoing Gallagher Premiership campaign with a 21-26 win over Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate on Friday.

Despite the defeat, Bristol are at third place with 18 points while Wasps are at 10th place with 11 points.

Callum Sheedy missed two opportunities of penalty goal inside the first 10 minutes but managed to slot the third in the 12th minute to get Bristol off the mark. However, that remained the only points in the game in the opening half as the teams went into the break with a 3-0 scoreline.

The response from Wasps came at the start of the second half when Jacob Umaga capitalised on a lost possession from Bristol to touchdown to make it 3-7 before the hosts regained the lead with Sheedy kicking his second penalty goal followed by Charles Piutau's try in the 54th minute.

The visitors were quick to respond with Malakai Fekitoa showing his class as he crossed the whitewash in the 57th minute and Matteo Minozzi followed the suit making the scoreline 13-19.

Harry Thacker kept Pat Lam's side in the hunt with a 69th minute try. As Sheedy missed the conversion, he kicked a penalty kick in the 77th minute making it 21-19, only for Carr's heroics to ensure Dai Young's men completed a vital five point victory.

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