Young: I'm pleased we found a way to win

Dai Young

Dai Young

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HAVING lost so many close matches this season, Dai Young praised his team for coming out on the right end of the result as they beat Worcester Warriors 13-11 at Sixways tonight.

Wasps have lost seven Premiership matches by five points or less this season, and two by a point.

But they reversed the trend with a last-minute try from Jake Cooper-Woolley converted by Andy Goode to keep their hopes of a top six finish intact.

Young said: "I'm really pleased we found a way to win because we were probably out of that game with five minutes to go.

"But I don't think we deserved to win the game. I thought we looked really nervous with the ball.

"We defended really well and weren't under undue pressure considering the amount of ball they had, but with the ball we looked really nervous.

"We looked edgy and weren't able to build the phases to put Worcester under pressure, but sometimes the result is more important than the performance and tonight it was.

"I'm just hoping we've got a bit of a monkey off our backs. We were going really well a couple of months ago with nine wins out of 11.

"The last four games we've lost and you could see the players tightening up and losing a bit of confidence.

"Hopefully now we've got that win they can relax a little bit and be a little bit more comfortable with the ball in hand.

"We feel for Worcester because they were probably the better team tonight, but we've had that done to us two or three times this season so we know how they feel.

"We've been where they are so we know what they're going through."

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