Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Barkley secures win for Bath

Olly Barkley

Two late penalties from Olly Barkley helped Bath overcome a brave Glasgow fightback and end a disappointing Heineken Cup Pool Three campaign with a 23-18 victory at The Rec.

Bath had held a 10-6 lead after a turgid opening half thanks to a Tom Biggs try and five points from centre Barkley's boot, fly-half Duncan Weir replying with two penalties for the visitors.

The second half mercifully proved to be a far more entertaining affair. Ben Skirving's converted try extended Bath's lead before Glasgow turned the game on its head as wing Tommy Seymour and flanker Rob Harley crossed. But Barkley had the last word as he claimed a personal haul of 13 points to give the hosts just a second win in nine games, and end Glasgow's lingering hopes of an Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final spot.

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