Watson double goes in vain as Ford powers Leicester to 19-14 win over Wasps

Leicester Tigers have secured their sixth win in the Gallagher Premiership
Leicester Tigers have secured their sixth win in the Gallagher Premiership
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Leicester Tigers 19-14 Wasps, Welford Road

Joe Ford kicked all 19 points as Leicester Tigers edged out Wasps 19-14 in the Gallagher Premiership clash at Welford Road on Saturday.

The win means Tigers are placed ninth with 34 points while Wasps slip continues as they are at fifth with 36 points.

Wasps suffered a setback when Thomas Young left the field with a hip injury in the third minute. Marcus Watson kick-started the proceedings with an eighth-minute try that was improved by Rob Miller before back to back penalties from Ford in the 19th and 28th minute made the scoreline 6-5.

Watson seized the lead for the visitors once again with his second in the 30th minute with Miller improving but Ford made it 9-14 with his third penalty kick before the break.

Wasps suffered the setback after the restart with Tommy Taylor was sin-binned in the 43rd minute for ripping the ball on the floor and it was Ford, who capitalised on the advantage with a converted try in the 47th minute to make it 16-14. The home side further stretched their lead to five points with Ford's fourth penalty kick in the 66th minute.

In a last-gasp effort, Wasps thought they snatched a win with Biyi Alo crossing over on debut but the decision went against Dai Young's side as Leicester completed a 19-14 win.

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