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Bath Sporting Round-Up

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This week saw Bath City take on Larkhall Athletic in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup, a game most would have assumed Bath would cruise through turned into a manic 90-minute match that saw a winner scored in the final minutes.

Bath Rugby had their second match in the Premiership Rugby Cup where they played host to the Jersey Reds. Bath went into the match hoping for another win after their victory over the Cornish Pirates last week. 

The Romans pull off an incredible comeback

Bath City travelled to Larkhall Athletic for the second round of FA Cup Qualifying. Most would have expected the Romans to make easy work of the team who play in the Southern League Divison 1 South but would face a rude awakening. 

The home side would stun Bath by scoring twice in the opening 15 minutes, with Jack Camm and Matt Bowman the goalscorers, it would take the Romans a while to get over the stunning start from the home side, but as the first half went on they began to control the game and create multiple chances.

The match was a tale of two halves and Bath City would have a point to prove in the second half. Bath got one back through a penalty, substitute Elliott Frear was tripped in the box and the penalty was then converted by Cody Cooke. 

With just eight minutes to go in the half that Bath dominated the goalscorer Cooke would be wiped out in the box and another penalty would be awarded. Cooke once against stood over the ball and fired home to level the score. 

Jordan Thomas would complete the comeback with just two minutes remaining when he cut inside the Larkhall defence and fired a strike into the net via the crossbar. 

An impressive comeback sees Bath City go into the hat for the 3rd round of FA Cup Qualifying. 

The Romans' next game is at home to Dover Athletic in the National League South. The game is Bath's annual community day and for more information on that click here.

Bath Rugby beaten at home

After an impressive start to the Premiership Rugby Cup away to the Cornish Pirates, Bath played hosts to the defending Championship champions Jersey Reds. The visitors had a dominant start to the tournament when they thrashed London Scottish 43-0.

Sam Harris would open the scoring for the hosts scoring a try in the 21st minute. It wouldn’t be long until Jersey levelled the score through James Scott. Will Muir would restore Bath's lead in the 36th minute. 

Jersey would score next in the 51st minute, Alex McHenry taking it home for a try and Russell Bennett would complete the first conversion of the game giving Jersey the lead. From here the hosts would not stop another try would follow just a few minutes later Jordan Holgate would move the Reds a try clear of Bath and Bennett would once again convert. 

Bath simply could not live with Jersey attacks and a sin bin for Louie Hennessey was all Jersey needed to mount an unsalable lead, James Hadfield would get his first of two tries in the 65th minute and secure a bonus point for the visitors, Bennett would swap conversions for tries scoring in the 69th minute. 

Hadfield would complete the scoring in the 73rd minute making it two tries for him and 34 points for the Jersey Reds. 

Bath Rugby's next match will be up against London Scottish who have yet to score a win and sit on two points. They have conceded the most points of any team in Pool C and Bath will be hoping to get back to winning ways and get some more points on the board.

 

 

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