Jones stunned by Welsh win

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Lyn Jones was delighted after London Welsh grabbed a last-gasp win against Bath
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Lyn Jones was delighted after London Welsh grabbed a last-gasp win against Bath

London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones was astonished his side "snatched victory from the jaws of defeat" against Bath on Sunday afternoon.

A 70-metre try from wing Nick Scott with the last action of the match gave Welsh an unlikely, but crucial, 16-9 win. Scott picked off Stephen Donald's telegraphed pass and had sufficient pace to hold off the cover for the score, which Gordon Ross converted.

"I can't quite believe it. We snatched victory from the jaws of defeat," Jones said.

"We've had a few hard lines in the last few weeks, a tough last-minute call against Saracens and we carelessly lost a bonus point last week against Wasps.

"We stuck in there and kept battling. Our effort was very good and our first-half performance was our best of the season.

"The emphasis today was on closing them down which we did.

"It's pleasing that we kept our line intact as we conceded five tries against Leicester and six against (Harlequins), but the penalties we gave away show that we are still a little bit immature."

Bath's director of rugby Gary Gold expressed his fury with Donald's risky pass and did not hold back afterwards.

"I'm astonished, it was a rush of blood and a ridiculous pass," Gold said.

"We had worked so hard to get into that position as for 79 minutes we had been effective at holding onto the ball. We should have retained possession and, if needs be, go back into the pocket and drop a goal."

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