Source: Ash Goodchild @sporting_ash21

Wasps leave fightback too late

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It was a game of two halves in round five of Allianz Premier 15s which ended in a six point win to Saracens despite a dominating second half performance from Wasps.

London rivals Saracens, dominated in the first half with five tries- Wasps fly half Williams securing their only points from a penalty. Wasps made a huge comeback in the second half, denying Saracens of any further points and taking seventeen of their own to end the game at 33-27.

It was a quick start for the opposition, scoring two tries in the first 5 minutes of play- the first from Evans and the second from Georgia Evans, both converted by Aitchison.

Williams put Wasps on the board after Saracen’s we’re penalised on their own 22m- the successful kick taking the score to 10-3. Saracens went on to score three further tries- Clark, Miell and Fleming all crossing the line to take the half time score to 33-3.

It was a different side that returned to the field – an aggressive start which led to their first try from Molloy who went hunting for the line just three minutes into the half.

Wasps kept the game in Saracen’s territory but it wasn’t until the 60th minute of the game that they capitalised and made their comeback scoring three tries in 10 minutes.

Two tries came from second row Burnfield- the first with quick thinking to clean up from a Saracens exit kick that didn’t go to plan and the second an up front ball to bowl over the line.

Their final try was a cheeky snipe in the 68th minute from replacement scrum half Graham on her first appearance this season.

It was a comeback and a half for Wasps, but a fight left too late to leave with a win- instead they take home two bonus points from a second half performance to be proud of.