Bristol 14-32 Gloucester match report: Jonny May secures the maximum

Bristol 14-32 Gloucester match report: Jonny May secures the maximum

  • Bristol fell to a 15th league loss of 2016-17 at home to local rivals Gloucester
  • The Premiership’s bottom club remain seven points adrift with four matches to play
  • They also have the top three to play in an arduous run in
Jonny May’s last-gasp try at Ashton Gate meant Gloucester left with maximum points against a spirited Bristol side in their clash on Friday night.

Fly-halves Billy Burns and  Bill Searle exchanged penalties early on before Charlie Sharples converted try gave the visitors the lead.

Fly-half Burns then extended the Cherry & Whites lead to 10 points, but Searle responded with another three-pointer just before the break to reduce the deficit, 6-10.


Searle slotted another kick after 54 minutes, but the host’s job was made even tougher two minutes later as Burns crossed unopposed for the visitors second try

The fly-half then added the conversion himself, making it a long way back for Bristol, 9-20.

The home fans were then heading for the exits after replacement Lewis Ludlow barged over for the visitors but there was time for Max Crumpton to dot down a consolation for Bristol.

However, England wing May rounded off a length of the field effort with the final action of the match to secure Gloucester a try-scoring bonus-point.

Bristol: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Jack Wallace, 13 Will Hurrell, 12 Tusi Pisi, 11 David Lemi, 10 Billy Searle, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Mitch Eadie, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Sam Jeffries, 5 Mark Sorenson, 4 James Phillips, 3 Gaston Cortes, 2 Marc Jones (c), 1 Ryan Bevington
Replacements: 16 Max Crumpton, 17 Jack O’Connell, 18 Jamal Ford-Robinson, 19 Jordan Crane, 20 Nick Fenton-Wells, 21 Rhodri Williams, 22 Jack Tovey, 23 Luke Arscott
Gloucester: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Jonny May, 13 Henry Trinder, 12 Andy Symons, 11 David Halaifonua, 10 Billy Burns, 9 Willi Heinz (c), 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Jacob Rowan, 6 Sione Kalamafoni, 5 Jeremy Thrush, 4 Tom Savage, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Paddy McAllister
Replacements: 16 Motu Matu’u, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Paul Doran-Jones, 19 Tom Denton, 20 Lewis Ludlow, 21 Callum Braley, 22 Billy Twelvetrees, 23 Charlie Sharples
Date: Friday, March 24
Venue: Ashton Gate
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Referee: JP Doyle
Assistant Referees: Jack Makepeace, Ross Campbell
TMO: Rowan Kitt
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