Match Report: Gloucester 26-18 Bristol – Cherry & Whites hold out for bonus-point win
Gloucester secured a much-needed bonus-point victory over Bristol with a 26-18 win at
The visitors led 6-0 at the break via two Jason Woodward three-pointers
A penalty try combined with scores from Will Heinz, Henry Purdy and Matt Scott secured the win for the hosts
Gloucester’s four-try salvo proved enough to seal them a bonus point win in the Premiership this afternoon but credit to Bristol – they didn’t give up.
Bottom of the table Bristol actually led 6-0 at the break thanks to two Jason Woodward penalties.
But Gloucester rallied well, creating three tries inside 18 minutes after the restart with centre Matt Scott and Willi Heinz touching down before the hosts were awarded a penalty try.
James Hook, who will be leaving at the end of the season to join Ospreys, converted all three, but not Henry Purdy’s late bonus-point try.
Jack Wallace and Luke Arscott both crossed in a lively finale, Woodward converting the second of them to help reduce the deficit as the bottom club just missed out on a losing bonus point.