Bath Rugby centre Max Clark expressed delight as they played their final home game in the ongoing Gallagher Premiership season with a win over London Irish.
Mike Williams, Ben Spencer and Will Muir scored tries for Bath while Orlando Bailey kicked 12 points as Bath sealed a thrilling 27-24 win that saw them move from the bottom position to 12th place.
Having had a disappointing season including a 0-64 defeat to Gloucester in the previous round, Clark is glad to have given the home crowd something to celebrate in their final game this campaign at Recreation Ground.
“It’s been a special place for me for years and years,” he said.
“To go out and get the win was extra special. The fans have been outstanding all year, in a tough year and it all came together in our final home game of the season. It was a sweet ending.
“I’ve been here since I was 13. Going through school I probably didn’t try as much as I should have because I knew this was all I wanted to do, and it became a reality when I turned 17-18," he added.
“Since then I’ve had eight seasons at the club and it’s all I’ve really known; it’s hard to sum it up.
"It’s my second home, my second family and all the cliches you want to chuck in there.”
Bath will be heading to Sixways for the final game of the season where they face Worcester Warriors on 4th June.