Mike Ford said the result didn't matter in Bath's first run-out of the season; which is just as well.
The scoreline wasn't pretty at the Memorial Stadium as a strong Gloucester squad heaped 50 points on their West Country rivals.
Bath had no fewer than ten academy players in their 23-man squad, led by England under-20s captain Charlie Ewels.
They were cannon fodder at times in the first half, shipping 38 points. The game was much more competitive after the break though, as Bath finally got some front-foot ball.
Their young midfield, including debutant Adam Hastings at ten, was then able to show glimpses of their attacking potential.
One such thrust, off the back of a solid scrum, saw Rory Jennings send Max Clark through a hole to race away for a consolation try.
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