Bath travelled up to Sale Sharks hoping to give their fans an early Christmas present, but ended up leaving with their tails tucked between their legs and licking their wounds as they go into the festive season.
Conditions were not for the faint hearted with constant rain which resulted in the first half being a tense affair and the scoring was shared by the boot of the fly halves as the score closed on 6-9 after the first forty minutes.
Unfortunately Bath will want to forget the last forty minutes of the match, as Sale scored twenty six unanswered points in the second half giving Sharks a convincing victory against a Bath team high on confidence after last weeks win over French giants Toulon
The blue, black and white will be ruing the chance to apply more pressure after the restart having taken the lead into the second half. The game has summed up Bath’s season so far they have been good in patches but they need to bring consistency into the game for longer periods, as the team continues to grow together this will come but they need to ensure they stay in touch with the top four to push for a Premiership play off place.