Somerset Premier Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday 19 November 2008 - Badgers Hill - kick off 7.45pm
half-time: 0-1 result: L1-3 attendance: 267

team: P Evans, Collier, Slocombe, Coupe (c) (Pocock 80), S Jones, Badman, Caldwell (O Simpson 62), Paul, Edwards, Gilroy, R Evans. subs not used: Howells, Blakeman, Shepherd.
man of the match: Martin Paul
scorers: Gilroy (63)
bookings: Gilroy (64)
officials: R Gillard, I Harley, S Morgan-Smith

league position: n/a form: WWLLWL next match: E Thurrock (FAT) (H)

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Bath City boss Adie Britton lost no sleep last night after his side's Somerset Premier Cup defence came to an end with a 3-1 defeat at Frome Town. The Toolstation Premier Division outfit were full value for their win over an experimental City side that featured eight first-team regulars. Four members of the club's under-18 team were named alongside assistant boss Lee Howells on the bench and Britton said his main objective to leave Badgers Hill with no fresh additions to the casualty list had been achieved ahead of Saturday's FA Trophy third qualifying round clash with East Thurrock United at Twerton Park. He said: "Everyone came through it okay and, with it coming in midweek before a really important game, that's the main thing. We tried a couple of different things we played Martin Slocombe at sweeper to see if he could do that job and we also gave Lee Collier and Ashley Caldwell a game. Martin Paul played in the hole behind the front two as well and we learned a lot from it." Liam Fussell broke the deadlock for Frome before half-time after capitalising on a mistake by Caldwell. Dave Gilroy levelled midway through the second half, but Frome came back strongly and ex-City forward Mark Salter restored their advantage before Matt Rawlins made sure of their third-round spot late on. Britton said: "Frome were decent. I thought they did really well and I'm sure they'll be successful with what they've got there."