Scarlets 17-32 Saracens, Llanelli
A spirited second half performance from Scarlets was not enough as Saracens completed a 17-32 victory in their Anglo-Welsh encounter in Llanelli on Friday.
This is Saracens second win in three games which saw them claim the pole position in Pool 1 with two victories from three matches while Scarlets are placed third in Pool 4.
It was a total dominating performance from Saracens in the first half as centre Nick Tompkins and fullback Matt Gallagher crossed over in the 16th and 23rd minute respectively. Fly-half Max Malins too contributed with a double penalty and a conversion as the visitors got to 18-point lead at half-time.
Scarlets made a strong comeback in the second half after number eight Morgan Allen strolled past the post in the 52nd minute and it was sandwiched between a penalty and a conversion from fly-half Jack Maynard, which reduced the deficit to eight points.
A 54th minute sin-bin for Rotimi Segun saw Saracens reduce to 14-men temporarily. Despite the setback, wing Mike Ellery stretched the lead further with a 62nd minute try.
Even though, replacement fly-half Billy McBryde gave a glimmer of hope to Scarlets with a converted try, Saracens replacement Tom Whiteley negated it with a converted try of his own as the visitors completed a 15-point win.