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In the Premiership, Gloucester narrowly beat bottom-of-the-table London Welsh 15-14. All the points came from the boot of Freddie Burns - the winning kick was converted six minutes from time.

Gloucester's Charlie Sharples gets away from London Welsh's Gonzalo Tiesi. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

In the Championship, Bristol left it late to beat Jersey 29-23 in Andy Robinson's first game in charge. Adrian Jarvis scored 24 of Bristol's points, including one try. Fautua Otto also crossed the line in the second half as Robinson's men came from behind to win the match.


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Bristol City travel to Molineux to play Wolves in a crucial Championship fixture Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City have a crucial game in the Championship this afternoon. Sean O'Driscoll's men travel to Wolves who have the same number of points.

City are bottom of the table, with Wolves just one place above. Both teams are two points from safety.

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Wolves v Bristol City

Moseley 23 - 14 Bristol

Bristol suffered their second consecutive defeat in the Championship with a 23-14 loss at third from bottom Moseley.

Liam Middleton's men were leading 14-7 at half-time, but that was the end of their point scoring.

It means they remain in fifth place, just outside of the play-off places.

Harlequins 31 - 23 Bath

Bath have missed out on a place in the LV= Cup Final after losing 31 - 23 to Harlequins.

They conceded two tries in the first twenty minutes, including a solo effort from Tom Williams, who ran almost the length of the pitch after intercepting Kyle Eastmond's poor pass.

Francois Louw and Nick Abendanon did cross the line for Bath, but they were out-scored by four tries to two.


An unbeaten weekend for the West Country's teams

Blackpool's Tom Ince (left) and Bristol City's Marvin Elliott. Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City have slipped to the foot of the Championship tonight, despite picking up a point in a goal-less draw at Blackpool. Steven Davis had a goal disallowed for Sean O'Driscoll's men.

Coventry City's goalscorer Franck Moussa stands dejected as Swindon Town's players celebrate their winning goal. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

New Swindon Town manager Kevin MacDonald's first game in charge ended with a win. His side came from behind to score two goals in the last four minutes at Coventry. Andy Williams and Darren Ward with the goals.

Yeovil Town got back to winning ways after Ed Upson's goal secured the three points against Tranmere.


Bristol Rovers had a comfortable 3-0 win over Burton Albion. Ryan Brunt, John-Joe O'Toole and Eliot Richards on-target for John Ward's men.

And Steve Elliott and Darren Carter scored for Cheltenham as they beat Wimbledon 2-1 at Whaddon Road.

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