On Saturday (5th February), NEC Harlequins Wanderers travelled to Bath University to play Bath Under 20's. It was the home side who started stronger with their forwards dominating the early exchanges.
This pressure soon created enough space for the Bath backs to make good use of quick possession and score an early try. After this, Quins seem to settle into the game and played themselves back into the match with a well worked try for Charlie Amesbury following a good run from flanker Darren Clayton.
The visitors then took the lead with a drop goal from Luke Cousins, who followed this with a penalty before half-time to put Quins 11-5 ahead at the break.
Like the first half, Bath started the second half the stronger and came straight back at the Wanderers. They soon added their second try of the afternoon to close the gap to one point (10-11). However, it was the Wanderers who coped with the awful conditions the better and with Duncan James coming off the bench to play an outstanding second half, Quins looked more in control.
Cousins converted another penalty and then Mike Brown was on Tosh Masson's shoulder to receive a try scoring pass to settle the outcome.
This was a very good performance from the Wanderers, and it was a result that completed a home and away double over Bath this season.
NEC Harlequins Wanderers XV: R. Cooper, M. Surman, J. Read, A. Ayling, G. Robson, J. Redmanye, D. Clayton, A. Hodgkins, S. Jay, L. Cousins, J. Wehbe, T. Masson, M. Brown, K. Richards, C. Amesbury
Replacements: C. Meek, D. Abraham, J. Sutton, D. James, B. Young, Chuko, T. Roberts
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.