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Tuesday 22 September 1998: Meadow Park

CITY v. Bath City

Dr Martens League Premier Division


City's Team

City went in to this local(ish) derby looking for an early double over Bath, and knowing games like this needed to be won to capitalise on fine results against Nuneaton and Bath. Rosenior recalled perpetual bad boy Adie Mings after serving his suspension for a red card in the victory at Twerton Park. Mike Wyatt was a surprise admission with Holloway preferred at right wing back. David Elsey made a return to Meadow Park and did little to convince City fans they'd missed out with his departure.

Gloucester set their stall out early on with the speed of Hemmings and Keeling causing early alarms for Bath. With the visitor's defence looking shakey it wasn't long before a mistake occurred. A typically sharp Keeling turn saw a rash tackle in the box, Fergie calmly slotting home the resulting penalty for an early lead.

The game then entered a scrappy stage as Bath struggled to contain City in midfield. Neither side was able to create much space and few chances materialised. The referee attempted to make up for this lack of entertainment with a string of bizarre decisions, although Mings may consider himself fortunate to escape with a booking after appearing to stand on a prone Bath player-manager Paul Bodin. While City were unable to create many clear chances Hemmings did go close with a fizzing cross shot that Mings wasn't far away from poking past Hervin.

The second half saw City again start in positive fashion with Hemmings and Holloway again finding most freedom on the flanks. Hemmo's pace was a constant threat but his crosses all too often just eluded the forward line. The crucial goal came when a mistake from a dithering Paul Bodin allowed Holloway to latch onto a loose ball on the half way line. His pace carried him through their back line and Jon's shot skewed off a defender to nestle in the net. With their favourite celebrating in typically ecstatic style the T-End even managed to crank into life.

City then had a further ten minutes of dominance when only bad luck prevented them extending their lead. A Gary Thorne header just looped over the bar and both Webb and Hemmings went close from distance. However the missed chances looked as if they may become crucial as Bath took a grip on the closing stages. Mokler made a fantastic save from a close range header, while City were grateful to Kemp for several timely interceptions.

Bath then missed an astonishing chance with five minutes to go, hitting the post from six yards with only a helpless Mokler to beat. This seemed one of those nights when bad luck in other games evens out as City hacked clear time and time again. Harrington pulled one back for Bath with only two minutes remaining, and the tension on the T-End was clearly affecting the City players. However they held on grimly through a lifetime of injury time for the final whistle and three welcome points. With Nuneaton tripping up at Grantham, City are still in touch with the leaders with a game in hand. Recent results mean teams are sure to be worrying about us - just the way we want it!


Mokler W2-1
Holloway Half-time
G.Thorne 1-0
Tucker Att.
Kemp (c) 704
Fergusson City Scorers
Webb Fergusson (pen),
Burns Bookings
Keeling Mings
Mings Position
Hemmings 6th

Hoskins WLDWDW
Wyatt Report
Steadman T.Towel

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