Friday, March 18, 2011

Bath in control as Sports are brushed aside

Eastbourne Borough 2 - 3 Bath City (Blue Square South)

Bath City battled to a deserved 3 - 2 victory over Eastbourne Borough on a fine spring afternoon in their Blue Square South game at Priory Lane.

Striker Wayne Gray gave Bath the lead with a powerful effort from the edge of the area in the 29th minute. Journeyman striker Clyde Wijnhard doubled Bath's lead with a well executed finish on 40 minutes.

Kouman scored with a powerful close range effort in the 50th minute to extend the lead further. Striker Andy Atkin pulled one back for Eastbourne Boro after 51 minutes with a placed shot.

Gray then had a chance to score from the penalty spot on the 54 minute mark but missed his spot-kick. Then followed controversy as Bath were denied claims by midfielder Chris Allen for a penalty. An error from Matthew Carlisle allowed striker Jamie Taylor to score a powerful effort.

Attendance: 480

One down, 4 to go. Both Chelmsford and Braintree won their home games 1-0, but Salisbury tied up there match to fall within 2 points of us.

Another away game before the big home double header vs Braintree and Salisbury.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bath edge out opponents in close encounter

Bath City 2 - 1 Chelmsford City (Blue Square South)

Bath City won a hard fought battle against Chelmsford City on a fine spring afternoon at Twerton Park.

An error from Craig Holloway allowed midfielder Amadou Kouman to score a well timed close range finish. Striker Ian Armstrong then equalised for Chelmsford in the 27th minute with a placed shot.

Experienced winger Florin Pelecaci scored what proved to be the winner for the home side on 46 minutes with a placed shot.

Attendance: 602

Things are tightening up at the top now! This was a must-win game for us to keep our title hopes alive. We were 7 points in arrears of Chelmsford who have fallen off their early season pace, but still have the potential to win all the games remaining. Now that we've got one over them we're only 4 points away from the top and Chelmsford, Braintree and Salisbury are all equal on 77 points.

5 more games to go for the season and 2 of them are home games against Braintree and Salisbury. More must-win games, but I'm glad they are at home. This is going to be an exciting run to the finish!