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Posted Monday, September 17th 2018

As it happened: Gloucester 35-13 Bristol Bears

Bristol Bears surrendered a 13-3 half-time lead to go down 35-13 at the hands of Gloucester on Friday night. Luke Morahan's 19th-minute try put the visitors in front at Kingsholm, but the home side hit back to claim victory in front of the BT Sport cameras.

Relive all of the action as we dissect the key moments, as it happened, from Kingsholm.


Morahan flies in to open the scoring.
Morahan breaks clear for disallowed try.
Sharples goes under the posts to score.
Banahan squeezes in the corner in closing stages.

9 minsPEN3-0 – Billy Twelvetrees lands angled penalty from the 22 to give Gloucester the lead.

10 minsPEN3-3 – Ian Madigan levels the score with penalty from under the posts after Piutau’s forces knock-on in the 22.

16 minsTRY3-10 - A stunning score. Madigan’s delicate grubber kick is well collected by Luatua, and the All Black’s offload sends Morahan in untouched. Madigan converts.

28 minsPEN3-13 – Madigan on target after ferocious kick chase sees visitors win penalty inside 22.

34 mins – Hohneck surges for the whitewash but Tom Foley goes to the TMO and a five-metre scrum, not a try, is awarded.

40 minsCHANCE – Banahan breaks down the short side but O’Conor scythes him down and his offload to Braley is knocked on by the scrum half.

HT: Gloucester 3-13 Bristol Bears

41 minsTRY10-13 – Gerbrandt Grobler crashes over from close range after Cipriani sends Ludlow through a hole in the midfield. Twelvetrees converts.

43 minsCHANCE – Madigan’s inside pass sets Morahan free and on a charge to line, where the Aussie finishes well - but pass is adjudged forward and score is disallowed.

45 minsYELLOW – George Smith sent to the sin-bin for infringement at the breakdown.

48 minsTRY17-13 – Sharples goes in under the posts after well-timed passes from Twelvetrees and Cipriani. Twelvetrees converts.

55 minsTRY22-13 – Braley breaks and feeds Sharples, who grabs his second after finding space on blindside following a Gloucester maul close to the Bristol line. Conversion missed.

63 minsTRY27-13 – Ed Slater powers over from close range after dominant scrum from the hosts. Twelvetrees wide with conversion.

67 minsPEN30-13 – Twelvetrees on target from 45 metres to extend hosts' lead after Smith penalised at the breakdown.

80 minsTRY35-13 - Banahan sneaks in the corner with acrobatic finish on stroke of full time, after Bears' handling error close to their own line. 

FT: Gloucester 35-13 Bristol Bears


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