Summer Leagues


Inappropriate Champions!


An unbelievable second-half come back and an extra time touchdown wins the inaugural Bath BookaTemp Touch League for Inappropriate Touching.  What a way to finish the season!


We couldn’t have asked for any more from a final.  The game started at a blistering pace with the ANZACS obviously having done their homework on the guys from Inappropriate Touching.  Some great interplay and some outstanding touch rugby saw the ANZACS take a 4 nil lead.  The first try being up there for try of the season.


At this point it wasn’t looking good for Inappropriate Touching, and with the relentless attacking play from the ANZACS and their solid defence, it looked like it was just going to get worse.  Some serious soul searching was needed.  However, digging deep, they pulled back a couple of scores before both teams went in for half time.


Another score each saw the teams going into the last 5 minutes of the match with ANZACS leading 5 – 3.  Nobody could ever predict what happened next.  With the ANZACS getting frustrated in not being able to close the game out, the Inappropriates seized their opportunity.  A quick score saw them bring the match to 5-4 with the clock ticking down.  Then, in true Hollywood style with mere seconds left on the clock, the equaliser arrived.  The crowd went wild.  None of them had seen a nail biter like this one.


So extra time and sudden death was upon us.  Both teams had to have possession once, but after that it was first try wins.  Inappropriates had possession first, but lost the ball early.  If ANZACS could score now, the championship was theirs.  However, it wasn’t to be.  A potentially contentious decision saw the ANZACS lose possession and a penalty awarded to the Inappropriate Touchers.  That’s all they needed.  A quick roll ball from close in saw the ball flicked out wide, and a gap appearing from nowhere, gave the Inappropriates their chance.  The try was scored and the player celebrations began.  Matt Reid, who bagged yet another hat trick and captain Tom Crick were ecstatic.


Both teams played some magical touch rugby at times, with the ANZACS no doubt playing the better.  Fate was not staring down on them this time though and the Inappropriate Touching team took the win and the Championship with guts and team work.  Well done guys!


In the other play-offs, the Individuals took third place off the Northern Monkeys, with a display of touch rugby that showed they were probably unlucky to not be in the final.  Some amazingly quick play and some sublime passing lead to some great tries for the guys in white.  Let’s not forget the Northern Monkeys though.  They scored some great tries in that match.  Finishing in a credible 4th place, they will be a force to be reckoned with next season.


Fifth place was taken by Hardly Athletic with a huge win over Can’t Touch This.  On that display they showed they were unlucky to not be in the 3rd Place play-off.


Seventh place was taken by Shortstriders over Stothert & Pitt.  Another great game, saw the Striders finish on a high, but they were pushed all the way by a severly depleted Stothert team.


In the final play-off match of the night, the shock of the season occurred.  Pulteney Arms recorded their first win over A Touch 2 Much and finished in 9th place.  Some great defensive work by the Pulteney Arms saw them take a deserved win.  The players were ecstatic.


Thanks go out to everyone involved in the league.  Our sponsors, BookaTemp, Stothert & Pitt RFC, everyone who refereed and of course the players and the supporters.


So that’s it, the very first touch rugby league in Bath has come to an end, but it’s not going to stop there.  We’re looking to make the competition bigger next summer, plus a winter league will hopefully be starting up in January next year.


Touching Inappropriately Take Title


In the final night of competition Touching Inappropriately became the new Champions of the Bath Touch League.  Taking on The Zoom Zooms in the final game of the night, it promised to be a tantalising match, and it didn’t disappoint.  The watching crowd were treated to a fast flowing game of touch of the highest order; both teams doing the Bath League proud.  Some great tries were scored and both teams busted a lung to get their hands on the trophy, but in the end, the speed and fitness of the Touching Inappropriately team took a hold of the game and they were clear winners on the night.


In the Plate Final, newcomers The Chiefs, beat Shortstriders Reds to take the silverware.  The difference between the teams was speed in the end and The Chiefs ran out deserved winners.  However, the Striders should not be disappointed in what was a top 6 finish for the season for them.


The Bowl went to Heavenly Touch, who out muscled closest friends, and rivals, the Furious Badgers.


The Shield Final was won by Shortstriders Greens, who beat a much improved Wet Wipes team.  This is the first piece of silverware for the well established Shortstriders squads.


In the play off matches, last year’s champions Inappropriate Touching had to content themselves in sharing third place with the Individuals.  The Plate play-off saw Pulteney Arms squeeze passed Can’t Touch This.  A Bit Of Bully easily saw off The Saints in the Bowl play-off.  But maybe the second biggest result of the night saw Hot Fuzz record their first victory of the season by beating Hardly Athletic in the Shield play-off and consequently avoiding last place.


Zoom Zoom Zoom

Congratulations to The Zoom Zooms who deservedly won this year's Bath Summer Touch League.  Great stuff guys!

Thank you to everyone who took part in what was a fantastic season.  Things are getting better year on year, and next season should be even bigger.


Zoom Zooms Retain Summer League Title

The finale of the 2009 Bath Summer Touch League took place last week, and what a cracker it was. The Zoom Zooms retained their title against a spirited Hornets side, but it took an extra time score to decide who took away the silverware. Two early scores by the Zoom Zooms may have fooled the crowd into thinking that this was to be a one-sided final, but the Hornets had other ideas. The Hornets dug deep and with 5 minutes remaining, they had the lead. It looked like the game was theirs. It was the turn of the Zoom Zooms to dig deep now, and a classy try 2 minutes from the end ensured that the game went into extra time. After a tense 2 minutes of extra time the deciding score came and the Zoom Zooms took the spoils. You couldn’t have asked for a more fitting finale to what was a great season.

In the remaining matches of the evening, the AI’s took a very credible third place in the tournament, beating the Cavaliers. It has been a meteoric rise for the AI’s team, and their hard work and determination paid off.

By far and away the most improved team in the tournament, new guys Stothert & Pitt RFC took the Plate (and 5th place), in a close fought match against Shortstriders Greens. Shortstriders Reds, saved their best performance of the season, to beat the Godfathers for 7th place.

The Bowl (9th Place) went to the Chiefs who beat the Untouchables in what was a one sided affair. The Golden Touch took 11th place with a win over Quick Fumble.

In the Social division, the Pig Wrestlers already had the silverware wrapped up a week early, but it didn’t stop them confirming their superiority with a massive win against Cabot Crusaders. Try Harder again took the wooden spoon, but this really didn’t reflect how much better they played this season.

This summer was by far the biggest and the best for touch rugby in Bath. The hope is that it grows and grows.


Zoom Zooms take 2010 Bath Summer Touch title

The Zoom Zooms won their 3rd straight Bath Summer Touch League title by defeating new team Hakuna Matata in the Super League Cup Final.

Stothert & Pitt RFC (A Team) improved on last year's fifth place, by taking third place against the Hornets.  The Cavaliers and The Chiefs took the Super League Plate and Super League Bowl, respectively.

In the Social League, Touch Too Much too the title, with Quick Fumble as runners-up.  The AI's took the Social League Plate, with the Wessex Warriors and The Griffin taking the Social League Bowl and Social League Shield, respectively.


West Country Cavaliers stun Zoom Zooms to take Super League Title

West Country Cavaliers became the newest winner of the Bath Summer Touch Super League title, ending the long standing reign of the Zoom Zooms team.  In an epic final the West Country Cavaliers team took the game 7 tries to 6.  The players were clearly pumped up for what was a classic match and were deserved winners in the end, stopping the Zoom Zooms taking a first ever league and cup double.

In the remaining Super League matches, the Hornets beat Hakuna Matata 9 tries to 6 to take the Plate; Shortstriders were convincing winners in the Bowl final against Stothert & Pitt (A); and the Rebels beat a depleted AI's team 16-nil to win the Shield.

Cavaliers take Social League title to make it a happy night for Gouldie's guys

The social Cavaliers side started off what was going to be a great Finals Night for John Gould's teams, by winning the Social League Cup against last year's champions Touch Too Much.  This final, like the Super League final was a closely fought affair, with the Cavaliers team eventually winning 7 tries to 4.  Hornets Social took third place with a 4 - 1 over The Warriors.

Stothert & Pitt (B) brought some joy to the home teams by taking the Plate against a fancied Can't Touch This team.  The Stothert & Pitt guys came from behind and forced the game to an extra-time drop-off; taking the match 7 tried to 6.  Avon Rugby took 7th place by default after Cabot Crusaders forfeited.  The Bowl was won by Opa against a spirited Stormers team.  11th place went to Lyons Davidson who beat Hammer Time in another closely fought match.  In the Shield Final, contested by two teams made up from individually registered players (many who were new to the game this season), Space Invaders beat The Monarchs 10 - 1.  Finally, in the wooden spoon match, The Griffin ran out convincing winners against Try Harder, 12 tries to 7.

Zoom Zooms win inaugural League Cup

The Zoom Zooms won the very first knockout League Cup with a fantastic 5 - 2 win over Stothert & Pitt (A).  The game was a very tight affair, with the Stothert team right in there, until the Zoom Zooms pulled away towards the end of the match.  All in all, the League Cup has been a very successful experiment, enjoyed by all, and will return next year.  Thank you to everyone for taking part.  Now it's on to the business end of the league championship.  Can the Zoom Zooms record the first ever double?


Zoom Zooms Regain Bath Summer Touch Title

The Zoom Zooms regained the 2012 Bath Summer Touch League title with a hard fought contest against last year's champions, West Counrty Cavaliers.  With the match at 2 - 1 to the Cavaliers team early in the first half, the Zoom Zooms took a hold of the game and managed to take a 4 - 2 lead into the half time break.  They looked to be on course for the win, until two quick scores saw the Cavaliers team square the match at 4 tries apiece.  Only a defensive error stopped the game going into extra time, with the Zoom Zooms winning the match 5 - 4.

Third place went to the Hornets who beat a consistent Stothert & Pitt team in another closely fought match.  Shortstriders beat Touch Too Much in an extra time drop-off to win the Plate competition.  However, Touch Too Much were unlucky not to get the winning score themselves.

The Bowl went to the Mougars who saw off a spirited Hakuna Matata side, and the Rebels were too strong for Hammer Time in the Shield Final.  Lyons Davidson got some silverware by picking up the Salver with a win against newbies Scobie's Bareback Warriors.  Finally, in the other match to go to extra time, Touchstone Cavaliers beat Stormer Cavaliers to take the Trinket.


On Fire Zoom Zooms Retain Title

The Zoom Zooms stepped up yet another level to smash the Space Invaders 11 - 1 in the final of the 2013 Bath Summer Touch League.  Although, deserving of their place in the final and not playing particularly badly, the Space Invaders were unfortunate to meet a Zoom Zooms team that had no intention of letting their opposition get anywhere near their trophy let alone touch it.  Both teams were a credit to this year's competition, consistently producing awesome touch and both deserve congratulations on reaching the final.

Third place went to last year's runners up, West Country Cavaliers.  They put in a great performance to beat last year's third place team, the Hornets, 8 scores to 3.

The remainder of the night's matches, on the most part, were extremely exciting and tight affairs:
  • In the Plate Final, Stothert & Pitt (A) saw of Tsunami Cavaliers 8 - 6.
  • The Bowl Final saw the Griffin Chiefs edge the Mougars, 8 - 7.
  • Hakuna Matata put in a classy performance easily beating the Rebels 11 - 1 in the Shield Final.
  • Lyons Davdison retained their Salver Title beating Stothert & Pitt (B) 6 scores to 5.
  • Finally in the Trinket Final, new team, the Norton Sharks defeated Eggcatcher Cavaliers 9 - 8.


West Country Cavaliers Break Hornet Hearts

The West Country Cavaliers were crowned the new champions of the 2014 Bath Summer Touch League on Wednesday night.  They entered into the final as underdogs, having to take on a Hornets side that had already beaten them earlier in the season and one that had not lost a game.  With their 100% win record the Hornets were clear favourites, but with their speed advantage and long pass ability, the West Country Cavaliers proved too much and came away clear winners in the end, 7 points to 4. 

Third place went to last year's champions, Zoom Zooms.  They defeated the Space Invaders 5 - 3 in what was a repeat of last year's final.

The remainder of the night's matches, were extremely exciting and tight affairs:
  • In the Plate Final, Stothert & Pitt (A) saw of Touch Too Much 13 - 4.
  • The Bowl Final saw the Mougars defeat Touch Me Up, 5 - 1.
  • The Rebels defeated a young and fast Combe Down side, 11 - 5 in the Shield Final.
  • The Salver went to Hawaii-Try-O who defeated BDP Cavaliers.
  • Finally in the Trinket Final, Stothert & Pitt (B) defeated Touchstone Cavaliers, 8 - 3.

Winter Leagues


Inappropriate Touching Achieve Double


Inappropriate Touching gained a historic double on Tuesday night, adding the Bath Winter Touch League title to the Summer title they won last year.  However, it wasn’t all plain sailing for the champions, and but for one classic game changing moment the result could have been totally different.


The Cup Final pitted, Gin’s Tonics (the league’s most improved team and biggest surprise package), against the reigning Summer League champions.  The Inappropriate Touching team started the game as clear favourites, but it didn’t take long before the onlooking crowd saw that we had a classic match on our hands.


Both teams were equally matched in defence and attack for the vast amount of the match, with the commitment of the players being unparalleled.  Diving touches in defence, and complex attacking moves all added to the excitement of the game.


Inappropriate Touching took the lead with a great score, but it didn’t take long for Gin’s Tonics to rally themselves and score an equaliser in the corner.  Both teams went into the half time break all square at 1-all, then came the game changing moment that we have all seen so many times before.  The teams were at deadlock, with exciting attacking play being stopped by strong organised defences on both sides, but then all of a sudden a gap appeared for the Tonics winger and he was away.  With only the grounding of the ball needed, it looked like the Tonics were going to take a 2-1 lead.  The ball was dropped over the line to the agonising disappointment of the would-be try scorer.  This was the moment that changed the game.  Inappropriate Touching seized their chance and they piled on the pressure.  The score wasn’t long coming and the Inappropriates took the lead. 


Comfortable in the knowledge that a draw (due to league position) was enough for them to win the Cup; they were able to play out the game and take the Championship.  Gin’s Tonics needed 2 scores to win the game and they never gave up, but it just wasn’t enough.  What a Cup Final it was though, it had everything a cup final should have and all the players that took part should be proud.


The Plate Final was contested by last summer’s third place team, The Individuals, and one of this year’s newcomers The Umm-Touchables.  Another close and exciting game took place, with no shortage of commitment from the players on both sides.  The Umm-Touchables took a 1-nil lead into the second half and looked to be in control of the game, but the determination and hard work of the Individuals side finally told in the end and they managed an equaliser.  Knowing that a draw wasn’t enough they pushed hard for that winning score, and they got it.  Riding on the crest of a wave after that score they continued pushing and got a final try to win them the plate 3-1.


Pulteney Arms took the Bowl title with a convincing win over the Shortstriders.  The game started with the Striders on top and it looked like it was going to be their night.  However, a defensive error allowed the Pulteney Arms through to take the lead.  The Striders continued to push hard and nearly equalised, but further defensive errors and good play from the Pulteney Arms saw them take the first half 3-nil.  The second half started with a quick score from the Striders and they were back in the game, but it didn’t take long before another defensive error allowed the Pulteney Arms to forge further ahead.  They ran out deserved winners in the end.


Monkton Combe and “The Team in the Really Bad 80’s Tennis Shirts” battled it out for the Shield title.  It turned out to be a one-sided affair in the end, with Monkton Combe saving their best performance till last and winning convincingly.


Congratulations to Inappropriate Touching, The Individuals, Pulteney Arms and Monkton Combe for winning their respective finals.  Thank you to everyone who took part in the Winter League, it was a pleasure working with you.


Fijian Umbongos take Bath Winter 2008 Title

Tuesday night was Finals Night of the Bath Winter Touch League.  The Shield Competition saw Team Gorgeous win the mini-league by a solitary try and hence securing them the trophy.  Newcomers, the Bath Barbarians, ran out winners against the Pulteney Arms in the Bowl Competition and the Hornets capped off a good season by beating Shortstriders Greens in the Plate Final.

However, the main event saw the Fijian Umbongos take on Shortstriders Reds in the Cup Final.  The Reds took an early lead, but some lapses in the Reds defence saw the well organised Umbongos team take an unassailable lead into the second half.  The Reds failed to give in though and started to throw the ball around scoring some fantastic tries in the process.  However, the Fijian Umbongos were deserved winners in the end.

Special guest, Olly Barkley, presented the winning teams with their trophies at the presentation ceremony.  In2Touch Bath would like to thank Olly for his time and also the Pulteney Arms for staging the presentation ceremony.


Bristol Fijians - Winter Champions 2009

Congratulations to Bristol Fijians who retained their title as Bath Winter League Champions, beating The Hornets 4-2 in a closely fought Cup Final.

In the remaining finals, The Ram took the Plate with a last minute winner over Shortstriders Reds, The Untouchables took the Bowl and Shortstriders Greens took the Shield with wins over Team Monkton and Pulteney Arms, respectively.  Hardly Athletic avoided the wooden spoon with a win over Try Harder.


Bristol Fijians Retain Winter Title. Again!

The Bristol Fijians yet again defended their Bath Winter Touch League title by winning the 2010 Cup.  They defeated a spirited Aled Brew Experience in the Final.

Foreign Touch won the Plate, with Shortstriders Greens and The AI's picking up the Bowl and the Shield, respectively.


Bristol Fijians Retain Bath Winter Crown
The Bristol Fijians won their 4th consecutive Bath Winter Touch League on Tuesday night with a convincing win over Shortstriders Greens; this year's runners-up.  The Plate trophy was won by the Hornets, who took revenge over the Shortstriders Rebels, having lost to them the week before.  The Cavaliers pulled out a convincing win over The Warriors to take the Bowl trophy.  Touch Too Much took the wooden spoon.


Shortstriders take Winter League title & Hornets win the Cup

In what was the tightest and lowest ever scoring Bath Touch League final, the Shortstriders beat the Hornets to claim the 2012 Winter League to go alongside their recent Autumn League success.  In a match where the defences ruled, both teams were locked at 1 try each when the match ended.  In a drop-off extra time period, which added extra excitement for the watching crowd, it was all about which team could keep their heads.
  Fortunately, for the Shortstriders team, it was they that fought for that extra inch that finally produced the match winning try.

In the Plate Final, the Cougars fought off the Rebels in another tightly fought contest.  The match was, again, low scoring with hardly anything between the teams.  However, with the Rebels team having three tries disallowed, it was the Cougars that took their chances and ran away with the spoils, 3 tries to 1.

In another repeat of the Autumn League finals, the Space Invaders took on Nine Feet Tall in the Bowl Final.  In a fast paced game, the Space Invaders took the trophy 6 tries to 2.

The Shield Final was played out between the two new teams to the league, Old Edwardians and Prior Park School.  In a high scoring match, Prior Park School took the shield, winning the game 10 - 4, in their debut season.

As well as the league, the final night of the season saw the introduction of a knockout cup involving all 8 Winter League teams.  The whole tournament was played out over one extremely exciting evening; there were thrills and spills, shocks and knocks, and of course some amazing touch rugby.  The final was played out between the Hornets and the Space Invaders, in what started out as a very tight and exciting final.  However, the Hornets, still hurting from losing the league, were not going to let this one go and they soon started to pull away from the spirited Space Invaders opposition.  The Hornets eventually won the game 6 - 1 and made sure they didn't finish the season empty handed.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part in the 2012 Bath Winter Touch League.  See you all in the Summer.


Hornets take Winter League and Cup double

In a repeat of the Autumn League, the Hornets again took the spoils against a much improved and spirited Space Invaders team.  Having already beaten the Hornets twice on their way to the final, the Space Invaders were favourites going into the league final.  However, as has been seen on many previous occasions, it is the final game that counts and this time the Hornets were not going to be denied.  The end of season knockout cup was also contested between these two teams.  The Hornets coming away with the trophy and taking the double.

In the Plate Final, the Shortstriders beat the Mougars to take the silverware.  The Shortstriders coming back from a halftime deficit to see them home with the trophy. 

In the battle of the lower two teams, a new look Rebels team convincingly beat the Lone Wolves to take the Bowl.


Space Invaders Win First Title
The Space Invaders secured their first ever Bath Touch Leagues title by beating the Vesty Cavaliers over an exciting two legs.  The Space Invaders took a commanding 6 - nil lead into the second leg, but the Vesty Cavaliers came out fighting in the second leg winning it 4 - 2.  The first leg triumph was enough for the Space Invaders to take the silverware.

In the Plate Final, the Shortstriders came through two tight contests against the spirited Rebels.  The Striders came through 6 - 2 on aggregate.  The Bowl went to the Mougars, who comfortably defeated the BTL Barbarians, whilst the Shield went to Freshly Squeezed who beat Hammer Time to claim their first piece of silverware.

To reward their efforts for finishing top of the table at the end of the regular season, the Shortstriders were awarded the League Leaders Shield.

Autumn Leagues


The Chiefs - Autumn Super20Touch Champions 2008

Congratulations to The Chiefs who threw the form book out of the window, beating The Hornets 5-2 to take the 2008 Bath Autumn Super20Touch Cup.

Somewhat controversially, Shortstriders Reds took third place in the competition.  They drew 1-all against The Ram, but their higher league placing ensured that they took away the silverware.

Thank you to everyone that took part.  There were a few stumbling blocks along the way, but I think everyone enjoyed in the end.


Striders Take First Ever Touch Title

After years of hard work and dedication the Shortstriders Reds touch team finally won their first ever title, by winning the 2009 Bath Autumn Touch League.  The only team to have entered every one of the Bath Touch Leagues competitions since they began, this title is nothing more than they deserve.

Monday night saw the Shortstriders take on the Pig Wrestlers in what was a winner takes all match for the silverware.  The Pig Wrestlers started strongly and took an early 1-nil lead, but this was soon cancelled out by the Reds, who scored a well worked try in the corner to level the game.  The rest of the first half saw the Striders put in a complete defensive and attacking display that saw them go into the break 4 – 1 up.  The final try before the half-time whistle probably the best of the game, with Louise Brown running a fantastic line to scythe through the Pig Wrestlers defence and score down the middle.

The first 10 minutes of the second half was a completely different story however, as the Pig Wrestlers played some sublime attacking rugby that saw them level the game at 4 tries apiece.  A quick response from the Shortstriders saw them take the lead again, but this was again quickly cancelled out by the Pig Wrestlers.  At 5-all, it look like the game was going to go to the wire, but the Reds regained the composure that was so evident in the first half and again built a lead that would carry them all the way to the final whistle, and glory!  The Pig Wrestlers scored on the final whistle to make the score 8-6, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Shortstrider celebrations.

In the other match of the night, Avon Stormers took the Plate with a convincing 8 – 5 win over the AI’s.

Thanks to everyone who took part in what was a fantastic Autumn League.  Special thanks should go to Dave Shortstriders Donaghy (yes, that really is his name), who, due to referee cancellations, volunteered to forego playing in the Striders match to referee the Plate Final.


Hornets win 2010 Bath Autumn Touch League

The Hornets won their first ever touch title, by winning the 2010 Bath Autumn Touch League.  They beat everyone's favourites, Shortstriders Greens, in a game that went right down to the wire.

The Cavaliers won the Plate, by beating a spirited Shortstriders Rebels side.  The Bowl went to Touch Too Much, who beat close rivals Wessex Warriors.


Shortstriders win Bath Autumn League 2011

In a thrilling night of touch rugby, the Shortstriders were crowned champions of the 2011 Bath Autumn Touch League.  In a complete reversal of the 2010 Autumn competition, this year saw the Shortstriders rip up the form book to defeat the Hornets 5 - 3 in an inspired performance.

In the Plate Final, the Cougars fought off the Rebels in another tightly fought contest.  The match was end-to-end action with some amazing tries being scored.  The match finished 7 - 6 to the Cougars.

Not to be outdone in the excitement stakes, the Space Invaders and Monarchs served up another close match in the Bowl Final.  The match was decided by a drop-off with the Space Invaders 4 - 3 winners at the end.


Hornets take Autumn League against Tough Space Invader Opposition

In a thrilling Autumn League Final the Hornets defeated the Space Invaders in a very tight Cup Final match.  Having beaten the Hornets in the league the previous week, the Space Invaders were confident they could take the crown.  At 3-all it looked a possibility too, but the Hornets scored two decisive touchdowns to kill off the tie and bring the Cup back to their camp.

In the Plate Final, the Shortstriders beat the Mougars to take the silverware.  This fiery match had the lead changing hands several times and in the end the game had to be decided by a drop off. 

In the battle of the basement, the Rebels convincingly beat the Lone Wolves to take the Bowl.

To reward their efforts for finishing top of the table at the end of the regular season, the Hornets were also awarded the League Leaders Shield.


Plain Sailing for the Hornets

The Hornets secured a second successive Autumn League title with a clinical win against the Shortstriders.  The Hornets were uneaten all season and continued their run right until the end.

In the Plate Final, the Space Invaders comfortably beat the Mougars to take the silverware.  The Bowl went to the Rebels for the second successive season winning against Freshly Squeezed.


The Most Exciting Autumn League Finals Night EVER!!!!!!

Two first leg deficits turned around, three drop-offs and a shock result.  You couldn't have asked for more excitement and more tension for a finals night.

In the Shield Final, the RUH Royals took on the Vesty Cavaliers.  In their league match, honours were even, and this match proved no different.  Locked at 4-all the match went into an extra-time drop-off, with the Royals snatching the win and taking their first piece of Bath Touch Leagues silverware.

In the Bowl Final the Rebels took a four point cushion into their second leg match against Hammer Time.  Yet another exciting game, with Hammer Time almost taking the game to extra time.  Their two point was enough to make the Rebels sweat, but it wasn't enough to take the trophy.  The off colour Rebels coming out on top via an aggregate score win.

The Plate Final was a cracker.  The Mougars took a 3 - 2 advantage into the final against the Shortstriders.  This was probably the closest match witnessed throughout the whole league with the Striders taking a 1-nil win and pushing the match into a drop-off.  Both teams had their chances and the match was seconds away from going down to 3 on 3, but an uncharacteristic lack in defensive concentration by the Mougars, saw the Striders take their chance and the silverware.

The Cup Final was the third and final drop-off of the night.  The Space Invaders took a promising 4 - 2 lead into the final against the Hornets, but the Hornets were not to be out done and recorded their own 4 - 2 win to take the match into extra time.  The Space Invaders almost took the game with a magnificent diving catch and slide in the corner, but the covering Hornets defence managed to get the slightest of touches to deny the score.  The game was heading for 3 on 3 when the Hornets broke the Space Invaders defence and hearts to take the game and the championship.