Saracens boss Mark McCall insists his side's smart decision making with ball in hand during a clinical first-half laid the foundation for their victory over Bath on Sunday.
McCall's side had wrapped up the bonus point in the first 40 minutes thanks to two tries from David Strettle and further scores from Alex Good and Matt Stevens.
And despite a comparatively lacklustre second-half McCall, believes the dominant first-half display which yielded 31 points has left everyone extremely pleased with the performance.
"We were pretty good in the first-half, in fact we were very good in the first-half. I think all parts of our game were in good working order and our set pieces were good," said McCall.
"The way we carried the ball and the speed of the ball we got allowed us to attack and it was a really good first-half performance.
"We ran with real intent and you had people making really good decisions on the ball, when to offload when not to offload.
"I think on the lead up to our bonus point try Schalk Brits made a wonderful decision under their posts where he could have passed it, Maku Vunipola was tempted to and didn't and we scored in the next phase.
"We made some really good decisions on the ball in the first-half, the second-half was pretty frustrating but we are really pleased with how that went."
Despite their heavy deficit at the break Bath produced a far-better showing after half-time, running in 14 unanswered points with Dave Attwood and Semesa Rokoduguni going over.
And director of rugby Gary Gold admitted while the loss was disappointing considering the start his side have made, the resurgent performance after the break was more like what they are capable of.
"I think there was huge character shown when we had our conversation at half-time," said Gold.
"I think there were some pretty frank and honest words that were spoken and the guys made a commitment to come out and when everyone else thought the game was lost we put up a good fight.
"I felt by our own standards it was atrocious [in the first-half]. Those are the standards we have got to be honest with.
"You can't come away to a place like this and not be able to front up. In the first-half we probably let ourselves down and that's not the standards we want to set ourselves.
"We came back and we showed a lot of character and I'm proud of the way the guys stuck in there but it is obviously a very disappointing loss."