Friday, March 23, 2012

Bath win in FA Trophy Semi Final

Bath are through to the Final after a 3 - 0 aggregate win over Aldershot at Twerton Park.

City fans will be absolutely ecstatic that their team have beaten all the odds to book their place in the English FA Trophy Final and the chance to test themselves against Rushden.

The rollercoaster of results isn't slowing down. Mammoth wins followed by a disappointing 0-4 loss to Cambridge in a battle for position. We switched off to save something for the 2nd leg of the semis as the 1-0 lead seemed slender with our recent performances.

Payneter signalled what mood the team was in on the 4 minute mark with a great positional turn-and-shoot. 4 minutes later we're 2-0 up and coasting. They tried to put the pressure back on us in the 2nd half while we take a breather, but it's just our day and we have it all covered. Snowy pitch sappped everyone's strength and the end petered out into the mud.

We're through. Job done.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Six of the best for Bath

Bath City 6 - 0 Wrexham (Blue Square Premier)

The final score of 6 - 0 didn't flatter Bath City as they totally controlled their Blue Square Premier game against Wrexham at Twerton Park. A brace from Billy Paynter helped Bath to victory.

Striker Billy Paynter got Bath off to a flyer by scoring a placed shot on 2 minutes. Guy had no trouble in scoring from the spot when Obeng conceded a penalty. Murray scored with a powerful effort in the 20th minute to extend the lead further. An error from Michael Jackson allowed Paynter to score a powerful effort.

Broomfield then increased Bath's advantage further with a powerful effort on 50 minutes. There were no prizes for guessing who completed the rout on 89 minutes as that man Broomfield popped up again with a placed shot.

Attendance: 624

After playing a rematch vs Chester to win through to the FA Trophy semis, we didn't have enough in the tank for Grays Athletic. We lost 0-3 and never looked in the game. With more FA Trophy matches clogging up the schedule, I pulled in another 2 loans; Seb Broomfield as a cover for our overworked strikers, and Matthew Dolan as left back and cover for our central defenders.

Both put in great performances dispite their lack of fitness and lack of preparation, but it was Paynter and Murray that really got the show on the road. Lots of direct chances, and it could easily have been more. By 1/2 time I let the guys rest it up as we had 4 in the bag and a busy week ahead.