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Posted Saturday, November 2nd 2019

As it happened: Bristol Bears 16-10 Sale Sharks

Bristol Bears battled to a 16-10 victory over Sale Sharks at Ashton Gate on Friday night.

Callum Sheedy kicked 11 points and Ioan Lloyd touched down three minutes from time, as Pat Lam's men dug deep to edge the Sharks in torrential conditions in BS3.

Re-live all of the action, as we dissect the key moments from Friday night's action.


8 minsPEN MISSED - After a slow start from both sides, Sale are offered the first opportunity to open the scoring, but Rob du Preez's penalty strikes the post from 40 metres and Bristol clear their lines.

15 minsPEN MISSED – Bristol work their way back up the field and earn a penalty, but this time, it's Sheedy off target from all of 45 metres.

20 minsPEN3-0 – And we're off. John Afoa wins the penalty at the breakdown and Sheedy’s angled penalty is a good one to give Bristol the lead.

28 minsPEN6-0 – After a long period of possession inside the Sale 22, Sheedy knocks over simple penalty from under the posts to double the Bristol advantage. 

Sheedy knocks over a penalty.

32 minsPEN9-0 – Another penalty to the Bears, who are given an extra ten metres for dissent. Sheedy steps up to land the kick from long range.

HT: Bristol Bears 9-0 Sale Sharks


50 mins – Big call from Sale, who turn down a kickable penalty in favour of going to the corner. But the five metre lineout goes astray and Uren clears downfield.

58 mins – Josh Beaumont breaks from the base and links up with Papier, but the Bears scramble defence is strong and they bundle McGuigan into touch inside the 22.

61 minsPEN9-3 – Finally, AJ Macginty gets Sale on the board with a penalty as the visitors turn the screw inside the Bristol 22. Six points in it with 20 minutes to play. 

Lloyd celebrates his late try at Ashton Gate.

69 minsYELLOW - A big moment in this game, as Chris Vui is sent to the sin bin for pulling down a rampant Sale maul. Bristol under the pump and defending for their lives.

74 mins – A moment of relief for the hosts, as Sheedy forces the turnover to end period of Sharks pressure.

78 minsTRY16-3 – The match-winning moment for Pat Lam's men, as replacement Ioan Lloyd latches on to Randall's kick through to dive in the corner. Sheedy's touchline conversion is a beauty. 

79 minsTRY - 16-10 – Sale hit back, as Cameron Nield goes over after a handling error from Bristol inside their own 22. 

FT: Bristol Bears 16-10 Sale Sharks

Bristol celebrate victory in the changing rooms.

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