Intermediate Flags Final 2017

Intermediate Flags Final 2017

Bath v Hillcroft A

Hillcroft A too strong for Bath who started well

Final Score Bath 3 Hillcroft A 23

6 Bath old boys on the Hillcroft squad.

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Location: Reading LC

Flags Final Squad

Bath came into this game as underdogs, the East Division 1 is certainly stronger than the West, and quality games hard to come by for the West country champions.

 

Mackay Shoots

Hillcroft A however are on a high, the club is fielding 4 teams and the quality of the squads is apparent. This team also happened to have half a dozen ex Bath players including one ex captain Sam Scott.

 

Ben Hopkins saves one

Doug Mackay shoots

Bath to be honest started well, Murray winning the face and Bath having several early attempts on goal, Hillcroft looked nervous and threw the ball away whilst not under any real pressure, it took a daisy cutter from way out top left to open the Hillcroft scoring and settle the nerves.

 

Ben King on the ball

Bath suffered badly in this game from being not up to match speed, there were some instances when the two teams looked even, but in crucial areas Hillcroft were just too quick to react to the situation, too well drilled and ready to exploit any weaknesses presented by Bath. Captain Luke Wilmot tried hard to rally the defence, Bath stayed in contention for the first half going in 7:1 down, Sam King with a good outside shot for Bath.

Ben Hopkins under pressure

 

Faced with having to chase the game, Bath rushed what possession they had, Hillcroft exploited the drive from behind the pipes and Baths premature slide and turned the screw throughout the game.

A couple of consolation goals from Jason He and Simon Griffiths helped ease the pain a little.

Doug Mackey defends

Bath lost this 21:3 and truth be known the score wasn’t reflective of the difference between the sides, had Bath converted the three good chances at the beginning of the game the score might have been closer, although the better team certainly won the day, and Bath were off the pace.

 

Doug Mackay drives

Congratulations to Hillcroft A, Worthy Intermediate Flags winners

Quarter scores

1st quarter Bath 0:3 Hillcroft

2nd quarter Bath 1:4 Hillcroft

S King

3rd quarter Bath 1: 6 Hillcroft

J He

4th quarter Bath 1: 10 Hillcroft

S Griffiths

Final Score Bath 3:23 Hillcroft

Goal

Scorers

Sam King 

Jason He

Simon Griffiths

 

Referees

SEMLA Panel