Bath’s troubles continued when they were beaten by Harlequins for a sixth division loss in eight games this season

Alex Dombrandt gave Quins an early lead and finished a nice pass before Aaron Morris took a deserved second place as the visitors dominated the first half

Bath’s Tom Dunn got a try back shortly after the restart, but Danny Care answered for Quins while Bath had two players in sin

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After exchanging early penalties, Quins came to life with a wonderful eight-pass pull from 10 yards in the half, with Dombrandt walking down the right wing after quick hands between Louis Lynagh, Mike Brown and Care

The penalties of Marcus Smith and James Lang pushed the visitors further Bath exposed a number of violations in the breakdown as they tried to gain a foothold in half

Dombrandt had ruled out a second attempt after 26 minutes when he landed the ball just before the line, but Morris scored his first goal of the season minutes later when he jumped in from the left as Quins besieged the bathroom line

Bath started the second half brightly and Dunn was run over from close range after a five meter line-out

But all hopes of getting back into the game faded in two minutes in the second half – first Semesa Rokoduguni was convicted of intentional offense, then Care shot from close range to the game The third attempt with the yellow card from Sam Matavesi caused a high duel against Care

Bath flipped the ball several times when it was near the Quins line and did not get past until the last five minutes when De Glanville was on a left overlap after Bath pushed the visitor line / p>

The hosts almost secured a lost bonus point in the last minute, but full-back De Glanville was tackled a meter from the whitewash

“Let’s not stray from the fact that we are here to win games, but there are massive positive results

“We showed a lot of resilience when we got down to 13 and there were a lot of young players out there getting their first real taste of Premiership rugby

“If you look at the game, it ultimately cost us our discipline. We received six penalties in the middle of the first half and two yellow cards in the second

“When you lose games, it’s not just about holding on to the positive results, but I’m very proud of the achievement. We have to use that energy because even though we didn’t win, the guys got together”

“It was good to underpin the Wasp win with another good performance. We were 50 to 60 minutes good, but not the last 20

“I was very happy with the speed of work and the physicality and we started off very well what we were talking about. Now let’s try to find an 80-minute performance”

“After the wasp game, people wondered if we were typical harlequins and would pace up and down like a yo-yo, so it’s good to get another win

“We have no illusions, the Premiership is very competitive and there will be ups and downs. Right now we are at a peak and we have to keep that up”

Bath: De Glanville; Rokoduguni, Clark, Matavesi, Cokanasiga; Priestland, Spencer; Schoeman, Dunn, Richter, McNally (Capt), Williams, Bayliss, Reid, Mercer

Harlequins: Brown; Lynagh, Marchant, Esterhuizen, Morris; Smith, Nursing; Marler, Baldwin, Louw, Symons, Lewies (Capt), White, Evans, Dombrandt

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