England winger Jonny May was thrilled to return "home" with a try but admits Gloucester let themselves down in an embarrassing final quarter.
The Cherry and Whites had the bonus-point wrapped up and appeared out of sight after leading 37-7 following May's score on the hour mark. But they lost shape, composure and discipline as the visitors racked up 26 points in the final 18 minutes to make the final score 40-33.
May finished a sublime counter-attack with his first touch just two minutes after coming on at Kingsholm. It was the 23-year-old's first appearance since starting every match of England's Six Nations and he was delighted to pull on the Cherry and White shirt following his international exploits. He said: "I've had a really good time away with England, it was an amazing experience but at the same time I was glad to be back because Kingsholm's my home and I love playing here.
"It was nice to score a try with my first touch.
"I thought that was it and it would be one of those great days where we would be buzzing in the changing rooms but we got sucked into thinking the game was won and went a bit loose, which gave them the ball. Defensively we were very slow to get around the corner, we made poor decisions at the breakdown and they punished us.
"We're all gutted and embarrassed almost because that just wasn't good enough."
Next up for May will be Saturday's trip to face Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park. The Devon outfit have won the last two encounters between the sides.