Worcester 21 Gloucester 15
Substitute Fly half Andy Goode makes all the difference as Worcester make it back-to-back wins with a deserved victory over Gloucester
Gloucester came into this game on the back of an impressive draw away to Saracens, and indeed took a three point lead after ten minutes from a Freddie Burns penalty. Worcester responded immediately with a Joe Carlisle placed kick, but the visitors were looking the more threatening early on, and they were rewarded midway through the half when winger Charlie Sharples dived over for the first try of the game. Burns added the extras to leave the away side in the ascendancy. The hosts dug in before the break though, curtailing the Gloucester threat, and just before the half time whistle, they won a penalty which Joe Carlisle duly converted to leave four between them at the break, with all to play for in the second half. Worcester picked up where they left off after the break, and despite a missed penalty from Andy Goode, the substitute fly-half made up for it straight away when he dived over to give the home side the lead, adding the extras to leave them three points ahead. Gloucester had clearly started slowly, and Worcester extended their lead soon after, Goode again the scorer with a penalty. The away side needed an answer quickly, but the hosts pulled ever further clear with fifteen minutes left, when winger Marcel Garvey dived over to leave Worcester in command. Andy Goode missed the chance to extend the Worcester lead with a missed penalty, before Jonny May gave the away side a glimmer of hope with three minutes to go, when he went over for a try, but Freddie Burns failed to add the conversion, and Worcester held on to record another much needed win.