On a surprisingly warm October afternoon, Bristol took to the field to play local rivals Bath. Keen to show a performance as good as the new helmet decals, Bristol started strong with a quick goal from golden boy Freddie Atkins. This quick start was halted as Bath found their feet and starting to test Bristol’s defence. Bristol were able to weather the worst of Baths attack. With a special clear coming from defence man Hans Paulsson, selling a fake to a Bath player so well, Hans printed a receipt for him. Poor bloke. End of 1st quarter Bristol 2-1 Bath. The second quarter started bright with goals from Charles SS, but sloppy play from all team members, resulted in Bath hanging on at half time with the score 4-3 to Bristol. With Bristol re grouped at half time, the third quarter saw them stretch their lead to 3 goals, with goals from impressive debutant Will Stallibrass and Cameron SS. Fourth quarter proved to be a tense 20 minutes, with Bath fighting back despite the precise checks of the defence men Aidan Hood and Alfie Butler and controlled aggression showed by Goalkeeper Tom Stephens. With a tactical time out called by coach Kyle McHugh, who by this stage was more sun cream than man, Bristol were able to calm down and capitalise with a few late goals from Harry Patchett and Charles SS. Bristol closed out the game to win 10-5 and showed a promising start to the season.