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Posted Sunday, September 23rd 2018

‘We’re improving week by week’ - Lam

Pat Lam hailed his side’s ‘week-by-week improvement’ after Bristol Bears fought back from 10-0 down to beat Harlequins 20-13 at a sodden Ashton Gate on Saturday.

Piers O’Conor’s 35th-minute try and 15 points from the immaculate boot of Ian Madigan cancelled out Danny Care’s opener and two James Lang penalties, as Bristol made it two home wins from two in the Gallagher Premiership.

And head coach, Lam, while admitting there is room for improvement, praised his side’s character in coming from behind.

“It’s four games in a row that we have shown character and the effort has been really good,” he said.
“There have been huge improvements and again played in tricky conditions.

“There’s a lot of things that we still didn’t do too well, and I keep getting excited about what we are finally going to be like when we get everything right.

“It’s four games in a row that we have shown character and the effort has been really good. There have been huge improvements and again played in tricky conditions."

Pat Lam, head coach

“That’s the beauty of this team, they learn and every day we are getting better. To get the four points at home in front of a wonderful crowd was great. There was intensity, noise and passion.

“As you put pressure on the other team, you need people to step up and knock those points over and Ian Madigan did it.”
“It’s four valuable points. For us to be two from two at home is something to be proud of.”

Bristol Bears are back in action at Ashton Gate this weekend, when Northampton Saints are the visitors in the Gallagher Premiership.
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