Harlequins 20-14 Gloucester

Harlequins 20-14 Gloucester
Harlequins take a big step towards qualification from Heineken Cup Pool Six with a 20-14 win over Gloucester.

Harlequins have taken a big step towards qualification from Heineken Cup Pool Six with a 20-14 win over Gloucester.

The away side took the lead after 11 minutes when Freddie Burns kicked over a penalty.

Nick Evans drew Quins level with a kick of his own before Matt Hooper touched down to extend their lead. Evans was successful with the conversion to make the score 10-3.

Another Burns penalty drew the visitors closer, while James Simpson-Daniel's try, converted by Burns, saw them take an 11-10 lead at the break.

A penalty from Nick Evans gave Harlequins a 13-11 lead early in the second half, but a kick from Burns saw Gloucester establish a narrow 14-13 advantage.

The decisive blow came in the final five minutes when Mike Brown capitalised to touch down before an impressive Evans conversion made the score 20-14.

Conor O'Shea
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