Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bath take their chances

Bromley 1 - 4 Bath City (FA Cup 4th Rnd Qual.)

Bromley succumbed to a 4 - 1 loss in this afternoon's English FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying clash at Hayes Lane. The highlight of the game was undoubtedly a superb hat-trick from Bath's Clyde Wijnhard.

The match began in controversial circumstances as Bath were denied claims by Clyde Wijnhard for a penalty. Wijnhard gave Bath the lead with a powerful close range effort in the 18th minute.

Winger Alistair John then equalised for Bromley in the 35th minute with a well executed finish. Then followed controversy as Bromley were denied claims by John for a penalty.

Striker Efe Echanomi then put the away side in front after 79 minutes with a placed shot from close range. Another goal was added when Wijnhard scored with a screamer from the edge of the area in the 83rd minute.

There were no prizes for guessing who completed the rout on 89 minutes as that man Wijnhard popped up again with a powerful effort.

Attendance: 414

Great game for Wijnhard. Each goal in his hat-trick was hard and low, giving the keeper virtually no chance. He was picked up as a strong target man for the crosses, but it seems his strength also adds to the power of his shots. Mighty impressed!

We're holding steady in the league just above the bulge, but these performances in the cup are going to get us a better monetary return. This year we'll focus on getting as far into the cup as possible, then a hopeful playoff spot in the league.