Worcester Warriors trounce Bristol 52-7

Chris Pennell was one of the try-scorer for Worcester Warriors
Chris Pennell was one of the try-scorer for Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors 52-7 Bristol Bears, Sixways

Worcester Warriors ran a seven-try riot as they trounced Bristol Bears 52-7 in the sixth round of the Gallagher Premiership at Sixways on Sunday.

The Warriors made five changes to the starting line-up while Bristol Bears had three. It was the visitors, who started the game positively when Yann Thomas crossed over in the third minute and Ian Madigan slotted the conversion to take the scoreline to 0-7.

The response from the Warriors came in the ninth minute when Chris Pennell slotted a penalty goal and they went on to claim the bonus point before the break with tries from GJ van Velze (13'), Ryan Mills (26'), Marco Mama (34') and Francois Venter (39').

Duncan Weir kicked all the four conversions as the home side had a 31-7 lead at the end of the first half.

Worcester extended their momentum into the second half as well with Pennell (43') and Josh Adams (39') dotting down to make it 45-7 and Bristol hardly made an impact as they struggled to score a point after the break even when Ryan Bower was red-carded in the 69th minute.

Despite having a man down, the Warriors extended their dominance with the seventh try coming from Bryce Heem and Weir kicked another conversion to complete a 52-7 convincing victory.

The win has lifted Worcester Warriors from 11th place to seventh with 13 points while Bristol with 10 points slip to the 10th position.