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Exeter boss Rob Baxter disappointed with draw against Bath

Last Updated: 30/12/12 8:55am

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Rob Baxter: Chiefs getting a lot of things right

Rob Baxter: Chiefs getting a lot of things right

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Exeter boss Rob Baxter felt his side deserved more than a share of the spoils following their 12-12 draw with west country rivals Bath at Sandy Park.

The Chiefs looked on course to round off the year with a narrow victory before Bath replacement fly-half Tom Heathcote converted a penalty try three minutes from time.

"Whenever a team peg you back that late in the game, specifically when you have quite good control of things, it feels tough," Baxter said.

"But there is a reality, I don't think we played well enough in the first half and I don't think our forwards were right on the money.

"That changed pretty dramatically in the second half and ultimately they gave

us the control to really pull away. Then we kind of did what we did in the first

half, which was doubled-up a couple of errors and a couple of penalties.

"All of a sudden we were defending in the corner and the penalty try happens

and the game has gone from you. That is a little frustrating but this is the

best result that we have had against Bath and it shows that we are getting a lot of things right.

"We are still unbeaten at home in the Premiership and we are still collecting

points as we need to. We are in the top half of the league which is where we

want to be.

Bath first-team coach Toby Booth was pleased by the visitors' resilience following last week's home defeat against Saracens adding:

"The bounce back from last week was really important because it is a test of character. It is that character that gets you through the dark months and get through to the other side.

"There was a bump in the road last week and we knew this game would be a massive test of character and we have come through that test."

Coach Brad Davis was once again missing from the touchline, fuelling speculation as to his whereabouts - but Booth was keen to play down the former rugby league player's absence.

"As far as we understand things, he is coming back and we have just carried on

coaching and leave the upper management to deal with that," he said.

"As far as we are aware he is coming back and it is just a question of when."

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