Saturday, 1 September 2012

Barkley holds his nerve to snatch Bath win

Olly Barkley's flawless kicking display inspired Bath's comeback as they kicked off their Aviva Premiership season with a last-gasp 24-23 win over Worcester at Sixways.

The Bath fly-half slotted over eight penalties, his last coming with the last kick of the game, as the visitors edged a topsy-turvy second half.
Andy Goode's six penalties and an unconverted try from James Percival looked like being enough for the Warriors but Barkley held his nerve as time expired to ensure that Gary Gold's reign got off to a winning start.

Referee Luke Pearce was a hawk at the breakdown throughout, penalising both sides frequently meaning that the goalkickers were key.


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