Nov 23, 2012
Worcester 12 Saracens 3
Saracens were beaten 12-3 by Worcester Warriors on a cold night at Sixways on Friday in the Aviva Premiership.
All of the points were scored in the opening 40 minutes of the match with Andy Goode kicking all of the Warriors’ points.
His penalty on 11 minutes gave his side the lead, but Nils Mordt hit back midway through the half to level the scores. Goode then missed a chance from in front of the posts before extending the lead minutes later.
Mordt saw a chance to level the scores go wide of the posts before the home side broke upfield and from turnover ball on the Saracens line, it was worked wide to Goode for a simple drop goal.
A scrum penalty on the Saracens 22 with the final action of the half allowed the Worcester playmaker to extend the lead before referee Tim Wigglesworth ended the opening period.
The second half was scorless. Goode missed a penalty not long after the teams had reappeared from the changing rooms while Mordt saw a long range effort hit the upright and replacement Sam Stanley saw a late effort drift wide of the posts with just four minutes left on the clock.
Sarries ended the game in possession but they couldn’t break down the home side’s defence and Worcester claimed the points.
Saracens line-up: Ransom, Strettle, Tomkins, Ratuvou, Taylor (Short 50), Mordt (Stanley 65), Wigglesworth, Stevens (Romano 65), George (Smit 50) Nieto (Auterac 50), Borthwick, Hargreaves (Sheriff 65), Wray (Fraser 30), Saull, Joubert. Not used: Spencer