Despite a heavy loss at StoneX Stadium to the reigning Premiership champion Saracens, Nottingham can be pleased with themselves having put together some nice attacking moves and come away with a try bonus point.
Saracens got off to a good start, scoring two early tries through Alex Lewington chasing down a Manu Vunipola kick over the top and Rotimi Segun exploiting a gap in the defensive line and running half the length of the pitch for the try.
Nottingham found a try of their own shortly after Segun’s incredible solo effort though, as Sam Hollingsworth pulled out a beauty of a pass on the try line to find Ellis Mee in space on the left wing for the score.
However, Saracens dominated the rest of the first half, scoring three more tries to claim a 28 point lead at half time.
The break did nothing to slow down the home side either, as Tom Woolstencroft rumbled over the try line from a lineout just a minute after the restart.
Nottingham responded well though, as Marcus Ramage sold a cheeky dummy on the 22 to get through the Saracens defence and raced to the try line for his first of the afternoon.
The tries kept coming for Sarries though, as they got over the line four more times in the next 15 minutes through Ivan Van Zyl, Toby Knight, Oliver Stonham and Oliver Hartley.
David Williams and Harry Graham linked up nicely up the left wing for Nottingham’s third try of the game, with Williams cleanly taking the offload from Graham to beat the last man for the score.
Williams got the all-important bonus point try too just minutes later, busting a gut to get under a remarkably ambitious Morgan Bunting crossfield kick right before the dead ball line.
Another Bunting crossfield kick in the closing minutes set up Ramage for his second of the afternoon. The speedy centre showed off his pace to get around the final two defenders after taking the kick to score.
Nottingham will travel to Coventry next weekend still in search of that first win of the competition, while Saracens will take on fellow Premiership side Harlequins.