WORCESTER Warriors’ two “outstanding” length-of-the-field scores in their 31-12 victory at Leicester Tigers will be “in the mix” for the try of the season award.

That’s the view of director of rugby Alan Solomons who was thrilled by Warriors’ “clinical” first-half showing in Saturday’s Premiership Cup triumph at Welford Road.

Francois Hougaard scored the first of Worcester’s two worldies on the 15th minute. Gerrit-Jan van Velze launched the attack when he won the ball inside his team’s five-metre line before offloading to Bryce Heem.

Francois Venter and Chris Pennell then combined before Hougaard raced away and dived over the try-line.

Warriors matched that effort on 28 minutes when Heem finished off another stunning move that started deep inside their own half.

After Sam Lewis secured a turnover Venter, Perry Humphreys, Pennell and van Velze linked up before releasing Heem who eased through to score.

“Those two tries were absolutely terrific,” Solomons said.

“I don’t want to pick one above the other to be honest with you.

“They will certainly be in the mix (for try of the season) at the end of the campaign.”

The two tries came after Duncan Weir and Ted Hill crossed the whitewash inside the first six minutes as Warriors stormed into a 26-0 lead.

Leicester who fielded a weakened side closed the gap in the second period as Gareth Owen and Tommy Reffell went over.

But Heem sealed a fifth successive victory in all competitions for Warriors when he touched down in the 62nd minute.

The away success also saw Worcester move to the top of Pool Two ahead of their trip to Saracens on Sunday (3pm).

“The big positive for us was that we were able to keep that momentum going which is important,” Solomons said.

“We played some really good stuff in that first-half, scoring some great tries and were clinical with our finishing.

“Those two long-distance tries were outstanding but the second half fell away completely as a game.

“We had very little possession and field position which was disappointing.”

Warriors have racked up 38 tries in 10 games under the tutelage of Neil Doak who replaced Sam Vesty as attack and backs coach in the summer.

But Solomons put Worcester’s upturn in form down to the work of his entire coaching team.

“There is some really good attack going but equally (defence coach) Omar Mouneimne is doing a fantastic job,” Solomons said.

“Look at the quality of that defence (against Leicester). We made well over 200 tackles in that game.

“(Head coach) Rory (Duncan) and (forwards coach) Mef (Davies) are doing great as well, so all the boys are doing a splendid job.

“Doak is a very good attack coach. I have coached him and I know he has got a good understanding of the game.

“He is extremely experienced as a coach.”

Leicester defence coach Brett Deacon said he wanted his players to use the defeat as a learning curve.

“We were outplayed, outmuscled and they were way more physical than we were,” Deacon said.

“If the players can learn why that was and rectify that we can take something from it.

“If they can’t it is going to be a very long career for some people.”