Mar 30, 2013
London Wasps 13 Saracens 22
Saracens scored 22 unanswered points to beat Wasps 22-13 at Adams Park on Saturday to maintain their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership.
The game began at a frantic pace as Wasps raced into a 13-0 lead in as many minutes but tries from Chris Wyles and a second half score from Chris Ashton, along with four Owen Farrell penalties, saw Sarries to victory.
Wasps took the lead after eight minutes with a long range Elliot Daly penalty, after Saracens were penalised for a scrum infringement.
It went from bad to worse as Wasps winger Christian Wade scored a 60-metre intercept try and outside half Stephen Jones converted to make the score 10-0.
After another Elliot Daly penalty, Saracens hit-back in the 17th minute with an innovative score. A quick-tap from full back Alex Goode caught the Wasps rearguard napping and the England full-back released Wyles down the left hand side who powered over to score.
Farrell closed the gap with a penalty after 26 minutes to make the score 13-8 and that remained unchanged until midway through the second half.
Will Fraser’s rampaging run nearly ended in a score for the visitors but the try did come on 66 minutes when Goode’s grubber kick through was pounced on by Ashton in the corner.
From then, Sarries controlled the game and the visitors’ pack began to exert pressure on the Wasps eight and two penalties from scrums gave Farrell the chance to extend the lead and win the game.