Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bowes praised for Barrow victory

Bath City assistant manager John Morling has praised manager Tony Bowes for turning things around during Bath's 2 - 1 Blue Square Premier victory over Barrow.

Morling revealed that words were needed with Bath losing at half-time and Bowes did what was necessary to overturn the deficit.

As I mentioned, this was NOT one to lose. We were playing Ok, but I wasn't going to lose to a goal like that. Let the boys know that they needed to pull their finger out in the 2nd half and tackle everything in sight. I don't care that we're the only ones with a mid-week match, we NEED this one. Team came out firing and I'm glad we got the result.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bowes reaches 100 games in management

Current manager Tony Bowes will celebrate his 100th game in football management when his Bath City team play Barrow in the Blue Square Premier on Tuesday.

With Bath playing steadily in the league, Bowes will want to ensure that his players don't pay the landmark too much attention and turn their thoughts to the game itself.

A little over 2 years in the game to get to this milestone. I have a dream to take this team to the top, so I'm wondering how many gammes I'll have celebrated when that happens?

Team started off well, but a recent cluster of draws has us bottom-mid position with a game in hand. Always had a soft spot for Barrow, so i've been firing up the boys to make this game a memorable one.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Classy Guy on form for Bath

A comfortable win for Bath City saw Lewis Guy named man of the match after Bath's 3 - 1 Blue Square Premier victory over Bromley this afternoon.

Guy had the quality to put the Bromley defence to the sword and finished the match with two goals.

Guy is a new signing at Twerton Park, having joined from recently relegated Doncaster in June.

Continuing on from his annihilating form against Glen Hoddle Academy, Lewis had a part in all the goals to stamp his mark on the team already. I feel confident that this season we're going to be promotion contenders.

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.