IT was a lesson in how to be clinical from Bristol Bears on Saturday as the home side beat Worcester Warriors 27-5 at Ashton Gate.

Warriors had a try in each half ruled out for forward passes and on another day, it could have been a different story for the away side.

But Bristol showed their cutting edge in the key moments and Worcester head coach Jonathan Thomas conceded his side have to make the most of their opportunities to compete away from home in the Premiership.

"It was a game where we left 13 points out there in the first 20 minutes," he said.

"We took our opportunities against Sale last week but we didn't today - two forward passes could have been two tries.

"We knew the way Bristol play we would get chances and we did, but we didn't take them and away from home in this league you have to.

"Statistically, I don't think there was much between the two sides but the key statistic that is telling; they took their chances and were clinical in the red zone, and we weren't.

"That's the reality to it."

Noah Heward's try in the first 20 minutes was chalked off after a forward pass from Jamie Shillcock and then in the second, Perry Humphreys' effort was pulled back following Sam Lewis' offload going forward.

Bristol scored four tries in the end to make the score look worse than the performance suggested from Worcester but Thomas' main concern remains the momentary lapses in concentration from his side.

"The forward pass in the first 20 minutes is a run in if he gets it right," he added.

"We have to get better at doing the basics well.

"Our defence system was very good in the game but we have these lapses in concentration and then they score.

"It's about being present in the whole game but at the moment we are having these moments of lapses in concentration and that's the main thing for us."

Warriors have played eight games back to back since the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership campaign began but now have a week off, which is much needed according to the boss.

"We haven't had a break, they need it," he said.

"The last few weeks have been tough but we will get better as the season goes on, get some players back after this break.

"But we can be excited about the rest of this season.

"But we have to learn from these mistakes, we can't in three weeks time still be saying 'could have, should have' - we have to get better."