Team Bath Buccs go top of the table after hat-trick of victories
A 4-2 home win over local rivals Firebrands sent Team Bath Buccs 1sts to the top of the England Hockey League Men’s Conference West table.
Buccs started well but were unable to create any clear-cut openings, despite enjoying large periods of possession.
It was their Bristol opponents who took the lead in the 15th minute when Ben Trembath’s scuffed finish beat keeper Tom Skinner.
Rollo Lewis made it 2-0 in the 28th minute when Buccs failed to track his run and he coolly converted his chance to leave the home side shell-shocked.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
Buccs then came to life and hauled themselves level with two goals in the space of as many minutes before the half-time whistle.
First, Ben Carless flicked home a powerful penalty corner, before Tim Davenport finished into an open goal following some good work from Ieuan Davies.
The home side looked a much more focused unit at the start of the second half and dominated their opponents by keeping the ball for long spells.
Firebrands struggled to make an impact on the game and their job was made even harder when Irish international Stuart Loughrey finished from close range in the 42nd minute.
After missing a hatful of chances, Buccs sealed their win in the final minute when Davenport hit a reverse-stick shot low into the net after Ben Mackey found him with a searching ball.
Buccs will look to register their fourth win on the trot at University of Exeter this weekend.