BATH boss Todd Blackadder hailed "a great response" from his players after they put a run of three successive Aviva Premiership defeats behind them.

A 46-25 bonus point victory over Worcester at Sixways provided just the lift Bath needed before resuming their European Champions Cup quarter-final quest against Recreation Ground visitors the Scarlets next Friday.

"I thought we did the simple things really well," Blackadder said. "I thought the physicality and the breakdown work was outstanding.

"We took on board the lessons we have learnt the last couple of weeks and probably put them together. It was a great response.

"We were smart with the way we went about our work this week, and it paid dividends today.

"I am really proud of the performance, but there is a lot of relief as well. This is a tough competition.

"I am really pleased that we put a performance on the park, and we can look forward now."

Flankers Paul Grant and Matt Garvey scored tries either side of half-time, before England back Anthony Watson's touchdown 15 minutes into the second period put 11th-placed Worcester away.

Lock James Phillips and replacement scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i added further scores before Fotuali'i claimed his second in stoppage time.

Fly-half Rhys Priestland kicked three conversions and two penalties, and Freddie Burns added two conversions, while Worcester replied with a David Denton try against his former club and late scores from Joe Taufete'e and Perry Humphreys, with Chris Pennell booting 10 points.

Worcester remain 10 points clear of relegation favourites London Irish, but rugby director Alan Solomons' first home game in charge proved a sobering affair as Bath's vastly superior running game often left the Warriors floundering.

Solomons said: "We were outplayed. They outmuscled us, they were much the better side and they dominated the game.

"They dominated us physically. We had little territory and not a lot of possession.

"Tonight, they were a much better side. They are a very good team and a side that will challenge for that top-four spot, particularly if they play like they did tonight.

"We tried to play a bit of catch-up rugby, but we made errors and there were a couple of soft tries in the second-half.

"Everything clicked for them. As a team, we kept going and tried for that fourth try, but on the night we have got to put our hands up and say we were outplayed."