Friday, September 2, 2011

Bath show themselves as force to be reckoned with

Bath City 11 - 0 Glenn Hoddle Academy (Friendly)

Bath City looked a class apart as they overwhelmed Glenn Hoddle Academy 11 - 0 at Twerton Park. The highlight of the game was undoubtedly a superb hat-trick from Bath's Billy Paynter.

Striker Billy Paynter got Bath off to a flyer by scoring a well timed close range finish on 6 minutes. Paynter doubled Bath's lead with a placed shot from close range on 11 minutes. When Mora gave away a penalty, Carlisle confidently stepped up to score from the spot.

Striker Lewis Guy then added to the lead with a real poacher's effort on 20 minutes. When Santiago gave away a penalty, Paynter confidently stepped up to score from the spot. Guy added another with a placed shot in the 40th minute.

Guy added his 3rd goal of the game with a fine header from point-blank range on 56 minutes. Edwards scored with a placed shot from close range which hit the inside of the post before crossing the line in the 66th minute to extend the lead further. Gray had no trouble in scoring from the spot when Romera conceded a penalty.

Gray added another with a powerful header in the 82nd minute. Gray was able to keep his composure to score from the spot after Ezequiel gave away a penalty.

Attendance: 208

We were approached by Spain's Glen Hoddle Academy for a friendly through the pre-season, and although I had already arranged matches at that time, I thought it would be a good way to scout out and expose the team to some spanish flair. Lewis was the standout with 3 early assists that could have easily beeen goals for himself. Either way, 11-0 is an awesome confidence builder right before the season gets underway.

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