Sale 15 Worcester 12
Sale Sharks moved up to fifth position in the Premiership table after a 15-12 triumph over Worcester Warriors.
The hosts took an early 6-0 lead through two Nick Macleod penalties, but Andy Goode responded with three of his own as the Warriors led at the break.
However, the Sharks improved after half-time with Macleod kicking three further penalties to move them back into play-off contention, despite Danny Gray initially giving Worcester the lead with just 13 minutes to go.
Worcester are renowned as a dogged and determined outfit and they certainly displayed that throughout the opening period.
But their opposition, looking to bring themselves to within touching distance of the play-offs, found themselves on the front-foot early on.
The hosts' fly-half converted a penalty opportunity after four minutes before adding another soon after.
Goode responded with a three-pointer as Worcester props Matt Mullan and Tevita Taumoepeau continued their impressive season, dominating injury-returnee Andrew Sheridan and Tony Buckley.
From scrum penalties, the visiting fly-half kicked them 9-6 ahead at the break.
But after Tom Brady had sparked an attack, Sale drew level through Macleod. However, the visitors continued scrap and fight, and went in front though Gray.
Sale once again got on equal footing through their stand-off before he sealed the win with a superb touchline kick three minutes from time.