Saracens vs Worcester match report 02.02.13

Posted on: 09 September 2014

Saracens marched into the LV= Cup semi-finals on Saturday as Ben Spencer kicked 17 points to lead them to victory over Worcester Warriors.

Cardiff Blues’ hard-fought win over London Irish on Friday night meant a win for Saracens would be enough to book their place in the final four.

Sarries made the dream start when Ernst Joubert crossed the line after only three minutes and Spencer quickly added the conversion.

Another Spencer penalty extended the visitors’ lead, but Worcester fought back with a try of their own from Blair Cowan to cut the deficit. Saracens’ defence upped a gear and held on for the rest of the half, with Spencer slotting a third penalty to make it 13-7 at the break.

Another try from the Warriors pulled the hosts back into the game, but as the saturated conditions started to hinder the flow of the game, Spencer kicked three more penalties to secure the win for Saracens.

Saracens forwards coach Alex Sanderson hinted that the club are aiming for great things this season. He said: “This obviously bodes well for the future, bring it on – the semi-finals are at the start of March, and we’ve also got the combined focus of the Heineken Cup and the Premiership. But the best sides through history have won all three. Seeing these young lads from the second team, seeing their potential realised and come to fruition, that’s the most encouraging thing.”

 

For more reaction to Saracens v Cardiff in the LV= Cup visit www.saracens.com

Next game (Premiership): Saracens v London Irish at the Majdeski Stadium, at 15:00 on Saturday 9 February 2013.