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Abendanon - Forwards won it
Pack given credit for win over Gloucester
That's probably the worst that I've played in - the water was just on top of the pitch and it wasn't sinking in - it was a boggy mess.
Quotes of the week
Bath full-back Nick Abendanon paid tribute to his side's forwards after the 10-5 victory against Gloucester in heavy conditions at the Recreation Ground.
The only game went ahead after a 15-minute delay to allow the groundstaff extra time to clear standing water off the playing surface.
Bath dominated possession and territory to take the win and cut the gap on Gloucester at the top of the Guinness Premiership to just two points.
"It's amazing when you've got a group of boys like that who get you on the front foot," Abendanon told Sky Sports.
"It makes life a whole lot easier for us even when the mud is as bad as it was.
"That's probably the worst that I've played in - the water was just on top of the pitch and it wasn't sinking in - it was a boggy mess."
Abendanon created Bath's only try for Joe Maddock in the 61st minute, picking out the unmarked winger with a pinpoint kick after the ball had come loose from a ruck.
But he admitted it was not his peripheral vision that was the decisive factor in the score, instead he was acting on a shout from team-mate Olly Barkley.
"I didn't see that (Maddock unmarked) at all - I just heard the call for Olly Barkley," he added.
Hooker Lee Mears felt Bath had got their just reward for a willingness to stick to an expansive game-plan.
"We didn't know where the points were going to come from in that weather so we are over the moon to come away with a win," said Mears.
"We've tried to play all season...as long as we keep on the front foot the boys outside can do a lot of damage."
Gloucester head coach Dean Ryan had no complaints about the result, stating: "The margins are so small that sometimes you have to accept what has happened and then move forward.
"It doesn't affect the bigger picture or the direction we are moving in.
"It is important that we don't allow it to affect us. If we had said there were seven or eight things we didn't do very well then fair enough, but there weren't."
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|Friday 24th April|
|19:45||Bath vs London Irish|
|Saturday 25th April|
|14:00||Sale vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Leicester vs London Welsh|
|15:15||Northampton vs Saracens|
|Sunday 26th April|
|14:00||Wasps vs Exeter|
|Friday 8th May|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Bath|
|Saturday 9th May|
|14:00||Sale vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Northampton vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Gloucester vs London Irish|
|15:15||Wasps vs Leicester Tigers|
|Sunday 10th May|
|14:00||Saracens vs Exeter|
|Saturday 16th May|
|15:30||Exeter vs Sale|
|15:30||Leicester vs Northampton|
|15:30||Bath vs Gloucester|
|15:30||Newcastle vs Harlequins|
|15:30||London Irish vs Wasps|
|15:30||London Welsh vs Saracens|
|Sunday 12th April|
|London Irish 25 - 23 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 13 - 40 Wasps|
|Exeter 21 - 10 Northampton|
|Saturday 11th April|
|Saracens 22 - 6 Leicester Tigers|
|Harlequins 29 - 26 Gloucester|
|Friday 10th April|
|Newcastle Falcons 19 - 29 Bath|
|Sunday 29th March|
|London Welsh 14 - 29 Bath|
|Sale Sharks 23 - 6 Gloucester|
|Saturday 28th March|
|Saracens 42 - 14 Harlequins|
|London Irish 22 - 21 Newcastle Falcons|
|Leicester Tigers 25 - 18 Exeter|
|Friday 27th March|
|Northampton 52 - 30 Wasps|
|Sunday 8th March|
|Newcastle Falcons 12 - 16 Leicester Tigers|
|Wasps 17 - 26 Saracens|
|Saturday 7th March|
|Gloucester 33 - 33 Northampton|
|Exeter 74 - 19 London Welsh|
|Harlequins 26 - 20 London Irish|
|Friday 6th March|
|Bath 12 - 3 Sale Sharks|
|Sunday 1st March|
|Wasps 32 - 21 Gloucester|
|Saturday 28th February|
|Exeter 16 - 6 Bath|
|Saracens 22 - 17 Newcastle Falcons|
|Leicester Tigers 28 - 8 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 12 - 50 London Irish|
|Friday 27th February|
|Northampton 17 - 13 Harlequins|
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