As you wish...
First let me talk about Saints.
The best aspects of our game today were defense and solidarity at the breakdown and set-pieces. Dave Quinlan was fantastic in midfield, didn't see him miss a tackle all day. Up front Tom Smith, Matt Lord and Christian Short were immense today. Smith was at his very best in the scrum and his loose pay around the ruck was first rate. Lord and Short both worked extremely hard all over the pitch, and our lineout functioned well compared to past efforts. Mention must also go to Thompson, whose throwing was top notch and his work around the pitch merited that of a hooker as opposed to a winger.
Thompson today outshone Mears, and showed that he is still the number one hooker in England.
I thought Carlos Spencer was disappointing today, although as we won I'm sure not many people will see this. He showed flashes of his usual brilliance. but just looked a bit off the boil. Reihana looks to be growing into his temporary role at 13 with a solid performance, while Cohen and Lamont did well with the ball they got. Kydd could well be pushing for the Scotland squad for the autumn internationals if he keeps this form up.
Was somewhat suprised they did not outmuscle Saints up front. Despite having a few men missing in the pack, and loosing Delve early, I thought we would still need to move the ball around the pitch quickly and keep it away from Grewcock & Co. to get any joy. This didn't really happen, and while solid, the Bath 8 did not really start to impose themselves until it was too late.
I think the backs have suffered without Brian Ashton in charge. Malone was very poor today, on a couple of occasions Spencer waltzed past him as though he wasn't there, and his kicking game was fairly ineffective. Barkley at 12 was not significantly better, did not create like he can, and was clearly not kicking well as he gave those duties to Berne partway through the 2nd half. The Aussie was the best of the 3, and the only one who looked willing to use the space he found.
Higgins and Maddock did not receive much ball, although Maddock did spill a bouncing ball with the line at his mercy, which could have made the game very close. Higgins was brushed off far too easily by Cohen once in the first half, but generally he was solid without being spectacular. I didn't notice the fullback do much at all except throw a few long passes.
Overall, Bath had far more possesion, especially in the 2nd half, but Saints took their chances. Every time they broke away or got near the Bath line they scored points, which is what made all the difference.
Referee Wayne Barnes was awful, notably at the scrum. He clearly had no idea what was going on, almost every scrum having to be reset at least once, and kept penalising Saints near their own line when the Bath loose-head turned in more often than not. He also made some strange decisions in open play, awarding Bath a penalty when Maddock threw a bad pass behind him and turned over possesion. No idea what was going on with him.