BATH acting head coach Stuart Hooper targeted Anglo-Welsh Cup silverware after his team secured a home semi-final with a 32-19 victory over the Ospreys.

The English side scored two crucial penalty tries in the final 10 minutes to come out on top at the Liberty Stadium, while Levi Douglas and Matt Banahan also crossed.

Hooper said: "We were determined to get a home semi-final and we've done that, which makes me really pleased for the players and fans who come to watch us every week.

"I'm very proud of the boys and every team wants to win trophies. Bath have a great history in the cup competitions and whoever we play in the semi-finals we'll look forward to the game.

"Our scrum was a good weapon for us. We were OK in the first half, but we worked our way back into the game and I was pleased the players worked out how to do that."

Bath fly-half Josh Lewis was named man of the match as he kicked two penalties and a conversion.

The visitors' scrum power was bolstered by their late front row replacements and saw them secure the two penalty tries late on.

"I was delighted Josh got some minutes on the field because he needed that going into the Premiership in the next few weeks," Hooper said.

"I was pleased to leave him out there for the full 80 and it meant we didn't have to call on Freddie Burns. Now the focus switches back to Northampton in the Premiership."

Ospreys scored tries through Dewi Cross, Sam Cross and James Hook, but it wasn't enough for them to come out on top.

Acting Ospreys backs coach Richard Fussell said: "I thought our youngsters made a good impact, but there were a few too many mistakes which didn't help us.

"It put us under pressure and it allowed Bath to thrive. They got their two tries at the end, but if I'm honest I didn't think Bath had to work too hard to get their scores.

"To their credit they put the squeeze on us when it mattered, but ultimately this competition has been good for us in terms of player development. Whatever happens to it next season it needs to stay at that level."