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Match report: Harlequins 22-17 Bristol Bears

By will carpenter, Saturday Oct 26, 2019

Bristol Bears fought back to earn a losing bonus-point in a rain-soaked Gallagher Premiership clash with Harlequins at The Stoop.

Jake Heenan applied the finishing touches to a free-flowing attack nine minutes from time, to set up a gripping finale in West London – and Pat Lam’s men almost snatched victory in the dying seconds as Quins repelled two late lineout drives.

But Bristol’s 18-year wait for a win at The Stoop goes on, with Joe Marchant’s 67th-minute try and 17 points from the boot of Marcus Smith cancelling out Heenan’s effort and four Callum Sheedy penalties to edge Quins over the line.

Photo by JMP

Read more: Breakfast With Bristol24/7: Pat Lam

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