LONDON Irish are still four points adrift at the bottom of the Premiership, despite picking up the losing bonus point in their 12-6 loss at Worcester.

The game was dominated by the boot of Tom Heathcote and Greig Tonks.

Heathcote kicked two penalties in the first 40 minutes, as Worcester led 6-0 at the break.

After the interval, Heathcote again kicked two more penalties, but Tonks replied for the Exiles and with two minutes left, he narrowed the arrears to six points.

Irish have four games left to escape relegation, which starts with a home game on Saturday against the Sale Sharks.