Result: Sale Sharks edge win over London Welsh

A late penalty gives Sale Sharks a one-point win over London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership this afternoon.

Sale Sharks took victory over London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership by a single point this afternoon.

Sale Sharks' Will Cliff celebrates with team mates after scoring his team's first try against London Welsh on February 17, 2013© PA Photos

An error-strewn start by the visitors allowed the Exiles to take an early lead, Gavin Henson and Alex Davies sharing penalty-kicking duties to put the home side 12-3 up.

However, a strong finish to the half saw Sale head in to half time with a one-point advantage after a late try from Will Cliff.

Daniel Braid continued Sharks' dominant spell at the start of the second half by adding another try, but the hosts responded, with a penalty from Davies and a try from Phil MacKenzie putting them back in front.

London Welsh's Phil MacKenzie dives over to score a try against Sale Sharks on February 17, 2013© PA Photos

A late penalty from Nick Macleod allowed Sale to edge ahead, and the hosts could not add to their score.

The win leaves Sale at the bottom of the table, just one point behind London Irish, while London Welsh remain 10th.

Sale Sharks' Danny Cipriani is tackled by London Irish's Scott Lawson
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