Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: Comeonmylovers.co.uk (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 16:02

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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: Bath Supporter Jack (IP Logged)
Date: 04 December, 2018 17:03

Come on you Bath indeed!

Do other 'ere'ites recall a fixture against Leinster say 12 years ago? Leinster came with all of their Irish internationals, BOD was playing.......as was Molly Malone at fly half for Bath.

Bath had their usual single position injury crisis and Dave Ward, many years now of Quins was in our Academy and was drafted in to play hooker having been a flanker up to then in his career.

First few minutes we are on our line with a throw-in and Borthwick, remember him, calls it long (?????) for Ward's first t hrow in and of course we miss and Leinster pick it up at the back and flop over for their easiest try that season.

In my rose tinted memory I thought we somehow got in the lead......and then in the last say 10 minutes Molly Malone was charged down......he was so slow it did happen rather a lot, and Leinster scored and then converted to win.

Their spectators could not believe how we threw the game away and of course said we should have won it.......which is easy and lovely to say when you have!!

Is this all correct or have I just made it up?

Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: shipwrecked (IP Logged)
Date: 05 December, 2018 07:34

Probably correct BSJ, it does ring a bell. The thing is it is difficult to decide if it was 12 years ago or 12 days ago!



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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: WestonLurker (IP Logged)
Date: 05 December, 2018 08:10

Looks like Mrs Kearney could be Leinster's most valuable player.

Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: Trawling (IP Logged)
Date: 05 December, 2018 11:21

Thought it was the other way round. Lipman played on the wing and Ward on the flank.

Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: Old Bath Tub (IP Logged)
Date: 05 December, 2018 11:58

I remember a scoreline of 23 - 35, i wonder what this time around ? (Sm128)



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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: Bath Supporter Jack (IP Logged)
Date: 05 December, 2018 15:53

Mmmmh I think we may have been winning 23 - 21 and they scored two converted tries in the last few minutes so they won and even took the losing bonus point away.


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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: shipwrecked (IP Logged)
Date: 05 December, 2018 17:00

Of course we could always look it up!

Bath 23 - 35 Leinster



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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: SarrieSaint (IP Logged)
Date: 05 December, 2018 17:53

Good luck Bath.

Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 05 December, 2018 19:01

This is more like it (ahem)

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And some bloke called Sexton sneaked if for them through 6 kicks here.

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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: Trawling (IP Logged)
Date: 05 December, 2018 19:59

No Shipmates that's not the game we are talking about.



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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: shipwrecked (IP Logged)
Date: 05 December, 2018 20:06

Which one mine of Matts?



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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: shipwrecked (IP Logged)
Date: 05 December, 2018 20:16

Bath 23 - 27 Leinster Jan 2005

OK I get it Dave wWard wasn't playing in my first pick. I think it's the one above.



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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: Clarkey3k (IP Logged)
Date: 06 December, 2018 13:12

An Irish pal of mine kindly [?] shared this perspective with me earlier today; Irish Independent article

He also pointed me to the Neil Francis article - How many English clubs would be confident...

As a Bath fan I am not looking forward to this weekend, as an England fan I am looking forward to the first weekend of the 6N...



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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: Omba (IP Logged)
Date: 06 December, 2018 13:20

BOD in Jan 2006, 23-35, was the best individual performance I have seen at the Rec

Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 December, 2018 13:38

Of the recent ones, Alex Goode playing stand-in 10 for Sarries did a pretty good job a few years ago at the Rec. Kurtley Beale for Wasps wasn't too shabby either a couple of years ago although we did insist on kicking it straight to him. All the time.



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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: Ade1865 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 December, 2018 19:02

I remember Dave Ward being drafted in to play hooker for the first time against Shane Berne(?) then Irish encumbant and giving him the right run around.

Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: B4thB4ck (IP Logged)
Date: 07 December, 2018 09:16

I am going to pin my hopes on us improving dramatically by having opponents who will inspire us to play a more fluid game as opposed to playing against fellow strugglers in the league who are also afraid to lose.

Clutching at straws maybe, perhaps one of those days where the performance is more important than the result. It's a cup game, throw off the shackles and go for it.

Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: jayeatman (IP Logged)
Date: 07 December, 2018 11:21

My only hope from these two games is that our players will see first hand how the game is supposed to be played.



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Re: Molly Malone: Bath v Leinster ECC
Posted by: Bath Supporter Jack (IP Logged)
Date: 07 December, 2018 14:24

That was the one.......it was as I remember it.

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