Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Worcester overtake Wasps

Joe Carlisle

Worcester's 6-0 victory at Adams Park meant Wasps started the new year with a fifth successive defeat in the Aviva Premiership, suffering their longest league losing streak in 10 years.

Warriors fly-half Joe Carlisle scored the only points of the game - a penalty in each half - as his side put pressure on the home side throughout a wet and error-strewn match. Wasps dominated possession and were arguably more creative but continually mishandled the wet ball, failing to score in a match for the first time since they faced Sale in 2008.

The win takes Worcester above their hosts in the league table, with Wasps dropping to second from bottom ahead of a tough trip to Leicester next Saturday.