Bath away - 9 Nov 2002
Purley made steady, rather than spectacular, progress against Bath with quarter time scores of 4-0, 8-0 and 13-0. Bath had squandered several excellent scoring opportunities, but got their just rewards in the final quarter, with Nick Roberts bagging both of their goals. But at the other end Purley were having their best quarter, with several sweet passing moves which left the final shot into an empty net. Final score 20-2.
With Purley's two top attack men taking a week off, the midfield needed to take on the scoring responsibilities - and both Sam Bugeja and Matt Payne obliged, with tallies of 8 and 4 goals respectively. Even the defence helped out, as Andy Booth scored after a nice change of hands. In attack new recruit Matous Hilar, from the Czech Republic, fitted into the side nicely, and scored 2 goals on his debut.
Goals: Sam Bugeja 8, Matt Payne 4, Darren Novell 2, Matous Hilar 2, Andy Booth 1, Stuart Green 1, Mike Husey 1, Mike Barrett 1