Blues extend winning streak against Bath

Cardiff Blues beat Bath at the Arms Park to extend their winning streak to six matches after they ran out 24-18 winners.


The result puts Cardiff firmly at the top of Group B while Leicester’s victory over Sale puts Bath down to third.


Cardiff lead 13 -3 at the break after Maama Molitika had scored the only try of the first half. Mike Blair added two penalties and converted Molitika’s try.

 

In the second half Blair and Maddock exchanged penalties and then Bath were awarded a penalty try which brought Bath closer to Cardiff putting them under a little more pressure.

 

Filise and Higgins scored a try each for their teams which with Berne’s conversion and another penalty from Blair had the scores at 24 – 18 which is how the scores ended. 

 

Final Score Cardiff Blues 24 (13) – Bath 18 (3)


Scorers


Cardiff Blues
Tries – Molitika,Filise
Pen- Blair 4
Con – Blair

Bath
Tries – Penalty, Higgins
Pen- Cuthbert, Maddock
Con – Berne


Teams


Cardiff Blues: Ben Blair, Richard Mustoe, Jamie Robinson, Tom Shanklin, Tom James, Nick Robinson, Jason Spice, Mark Lewis, Robin Sowden Taylor, Maama Molitika, Paul Tito (c), Deiniol Jones, Taufa’ao Filise, Gareth Williams, John Yapp.


Replacements: Gary Powell, T. Rhys Thomas, Scott Morgan, Martyn Williams, Richie Rees, Ceri Sweeney, Gareth Thomas


Bath: Jack Cuthbert, Joe Maddock, Alex Crockett (c), Shontayne Hape, Andrew Higgins, Shaun Berne, Scott Bemand, David Flatman, Pieter Dixon, Duncan Bell, Peter Short, Danny Grewcock, Andy Beattie, James Scaysbrook, Daniel Browne.


Replacements: Rob Hawkins, Aaron Jarvis, Nathan Catt, Stuart Hooper, Jonny Faamatuainu, Mike Baxter, Tom Cheeseman.

 

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