Weekend Preview 5th Sept 2015

Weekend Preview
Bath based
5th September 2015

It’s another action packed weekend of sport for our local clubs. Bath City are at home and are top of the Conference South, a new sports club has started up and Bath & Wiltshire Romans are treated to a weekend off.


Bath City vs Dartford
Conference South
Twerton Park
Ko 3pm Sat 5th

Bath City look to extend their lead at the top of the table by visiting league new comers Dartford. Having been relegated from the Conference Premier last season Dartford will be looking for a quick return to non-league’s top flight this season. However an indifferent start to the season has seen them pick up 10 points and currently sit in 10th place.

Bath City will be hoping to have a full squad to pick from with players returning from injury. Chris Allen got his first appearance of the season against WSM on bank holiday Monday, whilst Ben Adelsbury got his second substitute appearance against the Seasiders. Both players have been important players for Bath over the last two seasons and the two midfielders will be hoping that their road to recovery won’t suffer any further setbacks.

Larkhall Athletic vs Banbury United
Southern League Div One
Plain Ham
Ko 3pm Sat 5th

The Larks welcome a strong Banbury United side to Plain Ham on Saturday as they chase a third straight win. Wayne Thorne’s side have shown great grit and determination already this season often coming from behind to gain a win or a draw in their last few games. Getting the points on board at this early stage will set up the club to build the momentum they need to have another successful season at Southern League level.

Odd Down vs Willand Rovers
Western League Premier
Lew Hill Memorial Ground
Ko 3pm Sat 5th

Odd Down at home means the entire City based football teams are at home this weekend. Ray Johnson will be looking for performances from his two inform players, Cory and Troy Simpson, who have 5 and 4 goals respectively already this season. In a tight league keeping your goal scorers fit will be vital with 5 teams are already within 2 points at the top of the table at this early stage.

Radstock Town vs Keynsham Town
Western League Div One
Southfields Recreation Ground
Ko 3pm Sat 5th

Chris King will be hoping his young Keynsham side will start to pick up some away wins this season after their hard fought 3-3 draw against Wells City at home on Tuesday night; coming back from 3-1 down. Having made his team harder to beat this season and currently holding an unbeaten home record King will be keen to add points on the road early in the season.

Keynsham will be waiting on the fitness of Stefan Lee, Nathan Curnock, Jamie Noble and Thomas Johnson before travelling the short distance to Radstock.


Avon Rugby vs Wellington
Tribute Western Counties North
Hicks Field
Ko 3pm Sat 5th

Avon Rugby welcomes Wellington in their first league game of the 2015/16 season. Kai Harwood will lead this team out for the 10th season running at club captain and will look to build on a strong showing last season.

Bath & Wiltshire Romans news

The Romans were scheduled to play the Harry Jepson Quarter Final against South West Grand Final winners Cornish Rebels on Saturday 5th September. However, they have now withdrawn from the competition and the Romans go forward to the Harry Jepson Semi-Final on Saturday 12th September.

The Romans are also pleased to announce other exciting news that their Leafy Lane home ground in Corsham will host both the Harry Jepson Trophy Final and Conference League South play off final on Saturday 19th September.

New Club

Dodgeball open session
Hayesfield Girls School
11-1pm Sat 5th

Dodgeball has finally arrived in Bath in the form of the newly formed Bath Spartan Dodgeball Club. They are hosting an open trial session on Saturday with all abilities welcome from 14+, male and female players welcome. The session will last an hour at a cost of just £2 followed by a friendly game between Cardiff Dragons Dodgeball and Winchester Bullets.

So plenty of sport to watch and a new sport to play in Bath this weekend! Make sure you get out and support your local clubs #keepactive

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