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Posted Monday, January 28th 2019

‘Errors proved costly’ - Lam

Pat Lam was left to rue his side’s error count after they were knocked out of the Premiership Rugby Cup following Saturday’s narrow defeat to Exeter Chiefs at Ashton Gate.

In wet and windy conditions, a late penalty try for Exeter cancelled out Ryan Edward’s fourth try in two games in another tight contest between the West Country rivals.

And Lam admitted that Bristol made ‘silly errors at crucial times’ that eventually proved costly.

“When you play Exeter, you know they’ve got a distinct style of playing rugby and they feed on errors,” he said.

“I thought we managed it pretty well for most of the game, but when we turned ball over we gave them the opportunities to put pressure on us.

“I thought we managed it pretty well for most of the game, but when we turned ball over we gave them the opportunities to put pressure on us."

Pat Lam, head coach

“I thought the second-half was outstanding and we scored a great try and should have had another one – and we had a few opportunities there.

“You’re never happy when you have a try disallowed, but we move on, we have to accept that, but I think what we’ll look at more is the little silly errors that we made at crucial times.

“Everyone makes mistakes, but they are costly when you play a side like Exeter.

“It is a game that will hold us in good stead for the games that matter."

Bristol Bears next game sees Wasps visit Ashton Gate on Sunday, 17th February for the return of the Gallagher Premiership. 

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