Men's 1st XI Vs CARDIFF & MET

Date 12 March 2017
Team Men's 1st XI
Opposition CARDIFF & MET
Fixture Away
Start time 12:30
Result W 2 - 0
Time played Normal time
Match Report

Team Bath Buccaneers travelled to the Welsh capital on Sunday to continue their title charge against the league leaders Cardiff and Met. Bath were back up to full strength with Liam Sanford and Peter Scott returning from international duties in South Africa, where both the buccaneers received their first senior international caps. Bath got off to a cracking start with Scott converting in the first two minutes, off a rebound from his previous reverse stick shot, squeezing the ball under the Cardiff keeper and into the corner of the goal. The game however, became a scrappy affair with Cardiff sitting in a deep half court press making Bath attempt to force passes and hence be turned over allowing for the occasional Cardiff counter-attack. Minutes before the half-time whistle, John Jackson picked up a knee injury which meant he could no longer play for the rest of the match. The score stayed 1-0 into half time and with a strong team talk, coach Jody Paul surged his Buccaneers team to play with intensity and control. After countless opportunities, Ben Mackey was able to manufacture a penalty corner by finding a Cardiff foot in the D from a lucky deflected pass by Liam Sanford. Reliable Mackey once again scored a crucial penalty flick, drilling the ball into the bottom left corner to make the score 2-0. Bath continued to apply pressure to the Welsh team but were unable to convert any more chances which saw the game finish in a 2-0 victory. All in all, a good victory for Bath Buccs away from home, with the team now only two points behind Cardiff in the West Conference. Bath face Old Georgians on Saturday and hope to continue to take their winning streak into this weekend.

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards