Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fans jubilant after Dover result

Supporter spokesperson Darren Kean feels the fans are delighted with Bath's convincing 3 - 0 Blue Square Premier victory over Dover.

Darren believes the fans were pleased with how much more dangerous the team looked in the final third of the pitch.

Particularly impressive were players like James Nash, Jack Boyle and Billy Paynter and they quite rightly look to be keeping the likes of Florin Pelecaci, Jason Mycoe and Lewis Guy out of the side.

Lukins physio report
David Lukins has reported that Christopher Ramsey has suffered a pulled hamstring after the central defender attempted a sprint during the match against Dover.

Lukins advises you that Ramsey will be treated at the club. It is likely that Ramsey will be out for between 5 weeks and 6 weeks whilst he is treated.

David Lukins has reported that central defender James Nash has sustained a gashed arm following a strong challenge during the match against Dover.

Lukins advises you that Nash will be treated at the club. It is likely that Nash will be out for around 6 days whilst he is treated.

David Lukins has reported that left-back Matthew Dolan has suffered a bruised rib following an accidental collision during the match against Dover.

Lukins has indicated in his report that loanee Matthew Dolan's injury will be treated by the club's medical staff.

Lukins recommends we then reassess the player's medical status once he has recovered. It is likely that Dolan will be out for between 11 days and 2 weeks whilst he is treated.

We have our playoff spot, but at a price.

The Rushden game turned out as we feared, a brace of 2 goals in the first 10 minutes sunk us and we never looked like getting them back. Letheren, our tireless goalkeeper, had performed well throughout the season and I was mulling over giving him some of the spotlight, but this game ended badly for him. Cambridge also lost, so that kept them below us, but Histon also pulled within a point of us going into the last round. We held 5th outright, so all we had to do was win at home ...

Nash got us off to a great start by putting in a far post header, but went down with a gash to his arm. As I was contemplating a replacement, Dolan (playing at left back) is stretchered off from a collision. Ouch! Edwards headed out to replace Dolan while Nash had to persevere out there for the time being.

1/2 hour into the game and we're costing at 3-0 up, but Ramsay goes down with a pulled hammy. My back line is decimated! Ramsay plugs on for abit, but he doesn't recover and is eventually subbed out. Carlisle get the job of filling in the DC position as he's at least played defensively. It feels like we're going to bleed goals though.

The final whistle blows and we have kept our 3-0 lead mainly due to Dover's lacklustre firepower up front. We have the win we needed, but only 1 proper DC left in the shed for the playoffs.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Getting tight at the top

Bath City 3 - 0 York City (Blue Square Premier)

An efficient performance from Bath saw them run out 3 - 0 winners over York City at Twerton Park. A brace from Jack Boyle helped Bath to victory.

Young winger Jack Boyle gave Bath the lead with a real poacher's effort in the 27th minute. Boyle doubled Bath's lead with a fine header from point-blank range on 53 minutes.

Winger Michael D'Agostino completed the rout with a well timed close range finish on 90 minutes.

Attendance: 636

After walking away with a solid victory against York, we found ourselves in 3rd on the ladder as Crawley faltered. It's close. Real close. 1 point separating 3rd to 6th. Any spot in the playoffs would be fine as Rushden have sealed the championship.

2 more games to go. An away game against a jubilant Rushdent looks ominous, but that will be followed with a home game against cellar-dwellers Dover. All I need is for one to lose both remaining games and we're through.