Date 26 March 2017
Team Men's 1st XI
Fixture Home
Venue Sports Training Village (Sitec)
Start time 14:00
Result W 7 - 0
Time played Normal time
Match Report

Team Bath faced Cheltenham in the last game of the season knowing a win today would secure the West National conference title and a place in the upcoming playoffs for a place in the top division in England. Team Bath started off at a fast pace putting pressure on Cheltenham who seemed content to sit deep and absorb pressure. After a series of great play, Team Bath found the net in the 9th minute through Ben Stone. Team Bath continued to apply pressure for the next 10 minutes and Cheltenham conceded again with a great reverse strike from Will Hewer. After a quiet spell leading up to half time, Team Bath came out of the blocks firing and scored 3 goals in the space of 4 minutes, 2 from Adam Croutear and 1 from Stu Rushmere. Cheltenham then started to apply some pressure to Team Bath, but Team Bath defence was too strong and did not give them any sight of the goal.  With the game coming to a close, Peter Scott picked up the ball down the line and manoeuvred his way into the D using some silky skills and Cheltenham brought him down and conceded a penalty stroke. Liam Sanford stepped up to take the stroke and hit the cross bar, however a couple of minutes later Peter Scott completed another silky run and found Adam Croutear who banged it into the back of the net, making it 6-0 to Team Bath. Team Bath continued to press with Cheltenham tiring and they found the net again through Ben Stone. Having had a tricky couple of fixtures over the past number of weeks and at times missing several key players through injury, international duty and work commitments, the league title is a testament to the strong group of 30 or so players who coach, Jody Paul, has called upon this season. The group move forward now to playoffs in good form having won 8 games on the spin post christmas and remain upbeaten since the first day of the season. 

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