Posted by sean on March 18, 2009 at 11:34 pm in Bath City with No Comments


I have only recently got home after a lovely evening’s trip to Wales. ‘Lovely’ and ‘Wales’ don’t normally go together, but when it involves your football team destroying one of theirs, it is most appropriate.

Despite the score line, Bath City were not outstanding. Take nothing away from them, they scored 4 goals and won the game well. The problem was Newport, who were absolutely shambolic.

I have watched a lot of non-league football and A LOT of rubbish. Tonight’s performance from Newport was truly dire and made Bath City’s recent bad games, against Fisher and Bogor, look like Barcelona performances.

At 4-0, the vast majority of the stadium emptied, with home fans returning to their valleys (or wherever they live in a city like Newport… suburbs?). Many of them were understandably furious and vented their frustrations at their team. Good job too, as last season they took a dislike to their West Country neighbours, and issued us with threats of violence. Luckily, any anger this time around was fully directed at their hapless manager and set of players.

I was amazed how Bath City striker, Stuart Douglas, managed to get a hat trick this evening – despite missing a penalty – following on from his 2 goal escapades at the weekend! Dougy has received a lot of stick from the fans all season for performances which appeared weak and lazy, but he has really proved himself these last two games. He really amazed me – he’s certainly had his Weetabix.

I even joked with one fan that he should be tested for performance enhancing drugs, following his incredible turnaround of form. Stuart has been playing like a man possessed. I guess he has realised his contract is running out and would rather be playing football next season, than joining the dole queue.

Still, a great night for Bath City, which moves us up the league and above Team B*th.

Time for bed now, I think.

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