BATH secured a home semi-final in the Anglo-Welsh Cup with a 32-19 bonus-point win over the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.

The English side scored two crucial penalty tries in the final 10 minutes to come out on top after turning down kicks at goal to opt for a series of powerful scrums.

It paid off, the two scores adding to earlier efforts from Levi Douglas and Matt Banahan.

Ospreys went over through Dewi Cross, his namesake Sam, and James Hook, but it was not enough.

Ospreys started well and got their rewards when Dewi Cross opened the scoring from a Luke Price cross-kick, with the fly-half adding the extras.

Man of the match Josh Lewis almost immediately eradicated that with two quick-fire penalties, but the Ospreys - surprisingly - had the edge up front.

A driving line-out from the home side ended with Sam Cross, who won his first Wales cap last autumn, breaking clear and powering over. This time Price put the conversion wide, and Lewis followed suit by dragging a third penalty attempt off target.

Bath still went into the break ahead.

Douglas powered over from close range and Lewis converted for a one-point interval advantage.

Bath moved further clear at the start of the second half. Lewis' ball found Banahan on a fine inside line and the giant centre steamed over near the posts. The extras went wide.

Home centre Kieron Fonotia had a lucky escape when his pass was intercepted by Lewis, only for play to be pulled back for a knock-on.

Ospreys refused to go down lightly and bashed away in search of a third try.

Eventually it came, the ball spread left and Hook just made it over in the corner. Price converted to put the home side back in the lead by just a point heading into the final 15 minutes.

It did not last, though. Bath went straight up the other end and bolstered by front-row replacements, their pack won a series of penalties. Two scrum surges resulted in referee Steve Lee blowing up and running under the posts for two penalties tries.

Both conversions were added automatically as Bath went through to the knock-out stages to keep their silverware dreams alive.