WORCESTER Cavaliers were undone by three tries in nine second-half minutes for a second consecutive away defeat in the Premiership Rugby Shield at Heywood Road.

Cavaliers led what had been an evenly-contested match until the 54th minute but once Jets nosed into the lead for the first time their clinical finishing proved decisive in a 31-10 success.

Having defended stoutly for long periods Cavaliers struggled to contain Jets who attacked from deep and with increasing potency.

Jets wrapped up the bonus point midway through the second half and Cavaliers returned empty-handed having failed to build on a solid first-half display.

There was little to split the teams in an even first half but Cavaliers struck first when they kicked a penalty to the corner, James Scott claimed the lineout and wing Tom Howe was driven over for the try which James Williams improved from the touchline.

Jets trimmed the deficit on the half-hour when they shipped the ball right where winger Paolo Odogwu was driven over.

Kieran Wilkinson was off target with his conversion attempt but Williams made no mistake with a long-range penalty on the stroke of half-time.

But Jets dominated the second period and Cavaliers had one scoring opportunity when Wynand Olivier and  Carl Kirwan combined effectively but Jets intercepted.

Jets levelled in the 54th minute when wing Tom Roebuck crossed and Kieran Wilkinson added the conversion which secured the lead.

Further pressure created space for centre Connor Doherty to nip in with Wilkinson again converting.

The bonus point followed when Ewan Ashman burrowed over from close range and Wilkinson kicked the extras.

Cavaliers lost Alex Hearle to the sin-bin and Jets capitalised with a cross-field kick from a penalty which found the unmarked Odogwu who juggled before touching down.

Cavaliers: David; Howe (Wara 75), Olivier, Butler, Hearle; Williams (Simpson 76), Heaney (Baldwin 56); Cosgrove (Owen 15-25 & 56), Miller (Cutting 56), Mudariki (Morris 56), Kitchener (Barnes 77), Scott, Poole, Kirwan, Harriott-Davies (Wakeling 72).