Somerset Premier Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday 19 November 2008 - Badgers Hill - kick off 7.45pm
||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:
||R Gillard, I Harley, S Morgan-Smith
|league position: n/a
||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."