Pre-Season Friendly
Saturday 2 August 2014 - Lodge Road - kick off 3.00pm
half-time: 1-0 result: W2-0 attendance: n/a

team: Thompson (Mellor HT), Simpson (Bowman HT), Slocombe, Keary (Ball HT), Gallinagh (c) (Hemmings HT), Artus, Allen (Adelsbury 56), Kington, Pratt (Rollo 69), Stearn, Walsh. subs not used: none
man of the match: Ross Stearn
scorers: Simpson (26), Stearn (59)
bookings: none
officials: n/a

league position: n/a form: WDLWDW next match: Concord Rangers (A)

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Bath City ended their pre-season fixture list with a comfortable 2-0 win away at Yate Town. As well as hitting the upright twice, City created a large number of opportunities throughout the game and will be disappointed that they only managed to find the back of the net on two occasions. After Ross Stearn was denied by both the post and bar in quick succession, City finally broke the deadlock in the 26th minute through a relatively unlikely source. The ball was cleared by a Yate defender and fell to Sekani Simpson, whose powerful left-footed drive took a slight nick off a defender and flew past goalkeeper Ben Reed into the back of the Yate net. Stearn then went close again two minutes after Simpsonís opener. After dribbling around Reed, Stearn was unable to score past the two defenders who had retreated back to the goal-line as they managed to block his effort after a fine run.

After making four changes at the break, City picked up from where they left off, with Dave Pratt firing over just five minutes into the half after making himself some room on the left-hand side of the penalty area. The second-goal came in the 58th minute as Stearn finally managed to get his name of the scoresheet. Having jinked around two defenders in the box, Pratt looked set to shoot before Stearn stretched out his right toe and poked the ball beyond Reed into the goal. Yate ended the game well after creating a couple of chances, with Cityís best chance late on falling to Frankie Artus, who saw a good save deny him after strong build-up play by Chas Hemmings.