Oct 20, 2012 at 6pm UK
ConnachtConnacht
22-30
Harlequins
McSharry
FT
Care (2')

Result: Harlequins earn vital win against Connacht

Harlequins open up their lead at the top of Heineken Cup Pool 3 with a 30-22 victory over Connacht at Galway Sportsground.

Harlequins have extended their lead at the top of Heineken Cup Pool 3 with a 30-22 victory over Connacht at Galway Sportsground.

Dan Parks and Ben Botica engaged in a kicking contest in the opening stages as each player landed four penalties.

Ben Botica© PA Photos

However, Quins went in 24-19 ahead at the break as their two tries cancelled out Connacht's opening score.

David McGarry went over after seven minutes but Danny Care touched down twice to give the visitors the initiative.

Parks kicked over again five minutes into the second period, but Botica scored two more penalties to see his side to victory.

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