Banahan scores 50th Bath try in easy win over Sale


Bath surged up to second in the Premiership table with an easy 30-3 win over Sale Sharks on Friday.

Tabai Matson's men ran in three tries as they secured their fifth win in six games, with fly-half George Ford enjoying a profitable game with the boot.

Centre Matt Banahan opened the scoring with his 50th try for Bath in the third minute before Will Addison put Sale on the board with a 15th-minute penalty.

Ford knocked over a three-pointer shortly before half-time to make it 10-3 and two further penalties after the restart nudged Bath's advantage to 13 points.

And shortly after the hour mark Kahn Fotuali'i put the game beyond doubt by going over for Bath's second try, with Kane Palma-Newport adding further gloss to the scoreline 14 minutes from time.

Ford converted each of those scores to take his individual tally to 15 points as Bath leapfrogged Saracens, who face Wasps on Sunday, into second.