Harlequins fell to a late Jamie Shillcock try that powered Worcester to 19-14 win at The Stoop.

Early tries from Alex Dombrandt and James Chisolm gave Paul Gustard’s men a healthy 14-3 lead after quarter-of-an-hour, but Warriors stayed in touch at the break thanks to the boot of Jono Lance.

In poor conditions in West London both sides scrapped an evenly balanced contest, but it was the visitors whose nerve held as they finally crossed the whitewash when Shillcock bulldozed over in the corner.

A Lance’ last-gasp penalty stole the win for Worcester, who condemned Quins to their first home defeat since April and frustrated their Head of Rugby Paul Gustard.

"The first 15 minutes were very good but then we just made too many errors in the game and weren't able to maintain field position or possession,” he said after a result that leaves them with just one win from their opening our fixtures.

"I don't think we came on to the ball hard enough or ran with enough purpose.

“I do think we had enough to win the game but it was a nip-and-tuck fixture and we came out second best today.

"There's no point feeling sorry for ourselves.

“We're not a bad team, but we're not playing as well as we can at the moment and we've got to dig ourselves out of it.

"We'll look at what we're doing and how we can improve - in terms of selection and playing style - and we've got to found our way out of it."