WASPS boss Dai Young blamed two defensive lapses for their 24-18 defeat to Bath in the semi-final of the Amlin Challenge Cup today.

Twice in ten second-half minutes they conceded tries from the line-out as former Wasp Rob Webber scored the points that ultimately proved decisive.

The first came from a Wasps throw that went too long and the second was a simple finish after Webber slid through a sleepy Wasps defence.

Young said: "We came up a little bit short, but today was a mirror image of our season.

"We worked our socks off to get our points. To turn pressure into points is never easy and we always seem to do it the hard way.

"But we seem to give points away cheaply through lack of communication or accuracy or focus. Against a quality team like Bath, they are always going to hurt you.

"Coming into the game we said if Bath were going to win let's make them do something special, let's make them earn their points.

"They played well, but we didn't achieve one of our big goals, which was to make sure we didn't give them cheap points."