Oct 4, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Salford City Stadium
Sale Sharks
19-13
BathBath Rugby

Result: Sale Sharks grind out win over Bath

Sale Sharks secure a narrow 19-13 win over Bath Rugby to move up the sixth in the Aviva Premiership table.

Sale Sharks have registered a 19-13 win over Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership.

Danny Cipriani of Sale scores a drop goal watched by Leroy Houston of Bath during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Bath at the AJ Bell Stadium on October 4, 2013© Getty Images

Semesa Rokoduguni gave the visitors an early lead, but a drop goal and penalty from Danny Cipriani helped Sale keep the scores close before Andy Forsyth put the hosts ahead before half time.

George Ford added a couple of penalties at the start of the second half to keep Bath in the game, but two misses prevented the fly-half from drawing his team level.

Sale were reduced to 14 men late on when Michael Paterson was sent to the sin bin, but Bath were unable to capitalise on their numerical advantage.

The hosts had chances to extend their lead late on, but Cipriani and substitute Joe Ford failed to split the uprights.

The result leaves Sale sixth in the table.

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