Posted by sean on May 24, 2010 at 9:38 pm in Bath City with No Comments

Last night, I braved the African-like temperatures and made my way to Twerton Park, being careful to keep an eye out for lions, leopards and hyenas in the vastly hot outback.

It was the 2010 Promotion Party at Randalls – Bath City’s clubhouse. Sunday night was not the ideal time to have a party – especially with the majority of attendees having to go to work the next day. I remember in 2007, when we won the league, the party was on a Friday night – a lot more fun, a lot more support and a lot more alcohol consumed!

The evening started with a speech from the chairman, congratulating the manager, players and supporters, while encouraging us all to keep up the efforts into next season.

We were then treated to a selection of highlights from the first half of the season, which included our famous victory over Grimsby Town in November.

Following the video, there was a speech from manager, Adie Britton, and an auction for the shirts worn at the Grimsby game. I was very tempted to place a bid, but set myself a £50 limit as well as ruling out certain players I would try to win (mainly players I didn’t like!)

Alas, I was unsuccessful in any bid for a shirt – my best effort being a measly £25 offer for the shirt of the second-choice goalkeeper who didn’t even grace the pitch during the game.

After the auction, and a trip to the bar to buy my second Bath Gem of the night, we watched the remaining season review, including the fabulous Play Off victories against Chelmsford and Woking.

The shirts from the Woking game were then auctioned off. Again, I was unsuccessful, despite being very tempted to place a bid for the shirt of Kaid Mohammed, the player who scored the penalty which won the important game.

While my Bath City souvenir collection is sadly missing a memento of a wonderful season, my bank account is happy… well, not so sad.

The evening then drew to a close. I was disappointed we were unable to see the Play Off Winner’s Trophy, despite a promise we could have our photograph taken with it. With my ‘inside connections’ at the club, I will try and get my hands on it. If they refuse, I will steal it – Jules Rimet style..

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