Chiefs boss Baxter feels side could have been 'braver'

Exeter Chiefs vs Bath
Exeter are still second in the Premiership table despite their loss at Bath

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says his side could have beaten Bath had they have been 'braver'.

The 23-19 loss at Bath was Exeter's first in the Premiership this season.

"If we'd have been a bit braver and kept the ball a bit longer, there was a potential there for us to break Bath down," Baxter told BBC Radio Devon.

"That said, in tough conditions, Bath made less mistakes than we did, they created one or two opportunities and took them."

But Baxter said the progression that his side have made in their second season in the Premiership has pleased him.

"The nicest thing is that I think we feel that we matched them in most areas of the game, outdid them in some, particularly in some of the forward exchanges.

"We're three games in, we've got 10 points, we've been to Bath, we've been to Leicester and we're ticking along quite nicely.

"We're not getting too carried away with ourselves.

"As disappointing as it is not come here and win, we've got a losing bonus point and we're ticking along in our second year in the Premiership and let's keep our feet on the ground and let's keep moving forward."