Posted by sean on January 9, 2011 at 9:08 pm in Bath City, Leeds United with No Comments

I had a good day watching football yesterday.

The fun started with Leeds’ much anticipated trip to Arsenal in the FA Cup. Simon is a massive Arsenal fan, while I am a Leeds supporter; so it may have been unwise on my part to invite him to my flat to watch the game, without first informing the local constabulary of potential riots.

The second half of the game was watched at Twerton Park, which had a heavy police presence. No doubt PC Plod had got wind of us at the ground. The game ended 1-1, with both teams being awarded a penalty. Arsenal actually got two spot kicks, but for some reason the referee only decided to give them one.

After the warm-up act, courtesy of Leeds and Arsenal, Simon and I made our way into the football ground for the main event of the afternoon – Bath City against Luton Town.

I found it quite staggering that City were actually playing Luton in a league match. It was exactly 4 years ago that I stood on a freezing Twerton Park terrace watching Bath City play Cheshunt in the British Gas Business Football League Premier Division. That same afternoon in 2007, Luton Town faced West Brom in the Coca Cola Championship – 1 division below the Premier League. That day, Cheshunt brought a carload of supporters. Yesterday, Luton brought over 900 fans to Twerton Park.

With Luton flying high in the league and boasting a strong set of players, it was almost inevitable that they would destroy little non-league Bath City. However, as has been shown countless times this season, City defied the odds and held the fallen giants to a 0-0 draw. With the chances created, Bath could have won the game. That would have probably caused more excitement then most City supporters could take.

Well done City. Another fabulous performance.

Luton – you’re “non-league and you know you are”

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