Three second-half penalties from Alex Lozowski proved crucial as Premiership leaders Saracens beat Gloucester
Tries from Ben Morgan and Billy Burns gave the visitors a 17-15 half-time lead
Sarries captain Brad Barritt and Mike Ellery dotted down scores for the hosts
Saracens continued their Aviva Premiership title defence with a narrow 24-20 win against Gloucester at Allianz Park on Sunday.
Despite suffering from international call-ups Mark McCall’s men secured an impressive 28-13 triumph over a full strength Sale Sharks last weekend, but they struggled to replicate that performance against Gloucester.
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) November 27, 2016
The Cherry and Whites, who ended a four-game Aviva Premiership Rugby winless streak with victory over Wasps last Saturday, enjoyed a perfect start powerhouse No.8 Ben Morgan went over in the first minute before Sarries captain Brad Barritt grabbed the hosts’ first score.
Gloucester’s Billy Burns and Sarries winger Michael Ellery traded tries, but Gloucester took a narrow 17-15 lead into the break thanks to the boot of James Hook.
Nevertheless, Alex Lozowski’s three penalties in the second half swung the game in Saracens’ favour as they clung on to complete an eighth win of the season.