Vanarama National League South
Concord Rangers 0
Bath City 1
Ht 0-1, Att 212
The Romans came out the slender visitors in a game ruined by the horrendous weather conditions, making life extremely difficult for the men in play.
Hosting Concord struggled to get the ball out of their own half whilst against the heavy gales but for the majority of the first period Bath were wasteful in possession misplacing a vast majority of their long balls, resembling more of a rugby outfit than a football team.
They did however get the fortune their endeavour probably deserved when a well swung cross was assisted by the wind, hitting the post and falling fortuitously for Ross Stearn to tap home centre of goal.
As expected, it was a different story in the second half except for the colour of the shirts chucking wasteful ball after ball off the pitch switched round.
The Beachboys did however create some tidy opportunities, chief of which was Danny Green striking a strong effort from twenty-five yards, drawing a save from the top drawer by captain custodian Ryan Clarke.
Lee Minshull nodded a ball headed for the bottom corner which Clarke again did excellently to push wide away from his goal before his opposite number Chris Haigh made possibly save of the day. A Noah Chilvers driven strike seemingly destined for the top corner by tipped away incredibly.
Taylor Maloney had a last ditch forty yard clip parried by Clarke and resultantly cleared away to leave the points heading back to Bath.
Entertainment rating – 1/5
Star man – Ryan Clarke (Bath City)
Concord Rangers – Haigh 7, Olufemi 7, O’Donoghue 6, Roast 6, Minshull 7, Cawley 6, Green 6, Krasniqi 6 (Babalola 76), Sheriff 6 (Pollock 90), Wells 6 (Elliott 6, 61), Maloney 7
Unused Subs – Blanchfield, Carlyle
Bath City – Clarke 8, Rayners 7, Riley-Lowe 6, Smith 7, Bowry 6, Artus 6, Mann 7, Ball 7, Chilvers 7, Hartridge 7, Stearn 7 (Britton 6, 55)
Unused Subs – Brunt, Wiles-Richards, Simpson, Harper
Referee – Steven Hughes