Thursday, January 12, 2012

Seventh heaven for Bath

Basingstoke Town 1 - 7 Bath City (FA Trophy 3rd Rnd)

The final score of 7 - 1 didn't flatter Bath City as they totally controlled their English FA Trophy Third Round game against Basingstoke Town at The Camrose. The game will be remembered for a remarkable display of goalscoring from Bath's Billy Paynter.

Young goalkeeper Nick Liversedge was left red-faced in the 6th minute as he managed to put the ball into his own net. Striker Jahson Downes then equalised for Basingstoke in the 24th minute with a powerful effort.

Striker Billy Paynter then put the away side in front after 30 minutes with a real poacher's effort. Guy scored with a placed shot in the 36th minute to extend the lead further. An error from Tom Williamson allowed Paynter to score a powerful effort.

Murray then increased Bath's advantage further with a screamer from well outside the area on 58 minutes. Paynter scored from the penalty spot after Lynch gave away a penalty. There were no prizes for guessing who completed the rout on 75 minutes as that man Paynter popped up again with a powerful effort.

Attendance: 281

After being bundled out in the 1st round of the FA Cup, all attention has turned to the minor FA Trophy on offer before we graduate from the conference. Played a couple of tough games, but 3rd round matchup saw us playing away to Blue Square South's Basingstoke.

Started with the standard formation, but noticed some clean runs down the right and a lot of headers going our way. We focus down the right with Kouman giving support in a right-minded channel. The goals started to pour in so we relaxed and hunkered down. Well sort of. Paynter kept getting balls within 10 yards of the box and knew exactly what to do with it. Everyone enjoyed themselves and I felt sorry subbinng off the veterans so they are fresh for the mid-week game.

7-1. Schellacking.

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