Match Report > Now: Pensions Conference West
Fixture > Team Bath Buccaneers v ISCA
Date > Saturday 30 November 2013
Score > Team Bath Buccs 4-0 ISCA
Venue > University of Bath Sports Training Village
Team Bath Buccaneers ensured they go into the Christmas break top of the Now: Pensions Conference West after beating ISCA 4-0 on Sunday.
With Jody Paul in India coaching the England U21’s, Assistant Coach Alan Hall took control of the side and he would have been delighted with the Buccs’ display which was their seventh straight win in the division.
They opened the scoring in the 10th minute when Sam Hatherley fed Tim Davenport who cleverly lifted the ball over the advancing ISCA keeper.
Three minutes later Davenport had his and his side’s second when Ben Stone rounded the keeper before unselfishly squaring to Davenport who scored into the open goal.
ISCA then enjoyed their best spell of the game as the first half drew to a close. They managed to breach the Buccs’ backline on a number of occasions and keeper Tom Skinner had to be at his best to preserve his side’s two-goal lead.
It took Buccs until midway through the second half to get their third and to effectively kill the game off. Davenport it was again, this time flicking low from a penalty corner for his hat-trick goal.
Welsh international Ben Carless made it four in the 58th minute, smashing home superbly on his reverse to complete the scoring.
The result means Buccs extend their lead at the top of the West Conference to two points, leading from Indian Gymkhana and four ahead of Cardiff, Buccs first opponents after Christmas, who went down 2-1 at Exeter University.
Attention now turns to the indoor season where Buccs will be hoping to qualify for division 1 of the national league this weekend when division 2 is concluded at the University of the West of England.