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Posted Sunday, January 20th 2019

As it happened: Bristol Bears 107-19 Enisei-STM

Bristol Bears ran in 17 tries to book their place in the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup with a 107-19 demolition of Enisei STM at Ashton Gate.

Andy Uren scored five times, Ryan Edwards grabbed a hat-trick, Jordan Crane and Tom Pincus two apiece, and there was one each for Tom Lindsay, Yann Thomas, Piers O’Conor, Sam Graham and Reiss Cullen, as Pat Lam’s men secured a best runner-up spot in Pool Four.

Relive all of the action as we dissect the key moments, as they happened, from Saturday's clash at Ashton Gate.


Pincus scores in corner.
Uren scores his first.
Uren scores his third.
Yann Thomas touches down.
Reiss Cullen on the scoresheet.
Edwards completes his hat-trick.

3 minsRED - Red card for Enisei number eight Maxime Gargalic for dangerous high tackle on Ryan Edwards. Mountain to climb now for the Russians. 

4 minsTRY7-0 – Jordan Crane touches down early on for Bristol Bears to open the scoring at Ashton Gate. Sheedy converts.

8 minsTRY7-7 – Enisei hit back as Denis Simplikevich scoots over in the corner to get the visitors on the board, rounding the covering defence to score. Gaisin converts.

13 minsTRY12-7 - Zipped pass from Tom Lindsay frees up Luke Daniels on the counter attack, and the full-back sends Tom Pincus in the corner.

15 minsTRY19-7 - Ryan Edwards speeds over for his first after great work from Jordan Crane in the build-up. Bears beginning to hit their straps. 

19 minsTRY24-7 - Superb effort from Andy Uren, as scrum-half scoops up the ball from lineout before going 90 metres to score a fine individual try.

24 minsTRY29-7 - Hooker Tom Lindsay bundles over at back of driving lineout for Bristol’s fifth score.

27 minsTRY36-7 – Andy Uren snipes his way over for a second after Edwards' bust down left-hand wing gets Bristol in behind. Sheedy converts.

27 minsYELLOW – Evgenii Pronenko sin-binned for no-arm tackle in build-up to Uren's try.

33 minsTRY43-7 – Uren goes in for his hat-trick after breaking down the blindside from a driving maul inside Enisei 22. Sheedy converts.

39 minsTRY50-7 – Uren grabs his fourth, collecting loose ball after charged down kick and stepping full-back to cruise in as Bristol pass 50-point mark. Sheedy converts.

HT: Bristol Bears 50-7 Enisei-STM

43 minsTRY55-7 – A second for Jordan Crane who applies finishing touches to a strong break from Aly Muldowney.

47 minsTRY62-7 – Yann Thomas gets in on the act after great work from Callum Sheedy, who dummies, breaks and offloads to the supporting prop. Sheedy converts.

51 minsTRY62-14 – Uldis Saulite goes over from close range for Enisei’s second try. Spirited stuff from the Russians. Biakov converts.

55 minsTRY69-14 – Two for Ryan Edwards as wing finishes off simple handling move in right-hand corner.

57 minsTRY76-14 – Uren scores his fifth try to break David Lemi's European try-scoring record, after searing break from the impressive Piers O’Conor. Sheedy converts.

59 minsTRY83-14 – Piers O’Conor scores in the corner to finish another slick Bristol move. Sheedy converts.

63 minsTRY83-19 - Stanislav Selskii grabs Enisei’s third try on the short side as Russians refuse to lie down at Ashton Gate.

67 minsTRY88-19 - Pinpoint cross-field kick from Sheedy picks out replacement Sam Graham in acres of space to touch down. Try number 14 for Bristol.

71 minsTRY95-13 – Replacement scrum-half, Reiss Cullen burrows over after catching Enisei napping with quickly-taken penalty. Sheedy converts.

76 minsTRY100-19 – Pincus collects Sheedy's cross-field kick beofre linking up with Daniels, whose return pass to Pincis sends winger in for well-worked score.

79 minsTRY107-19 - Edwards completes his hat-trick to score try number 17 for Bristol Bears and take them above Northampton Saints in seedings on points difference. Sheedy converts.

FT: Bristol Bears 107-19 Enisei-STM 


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