Vanarama Conference South
Tuesday 10 March 2015 - Woodspring Stadium - kick off 7.45pm
half-time: 2-2 result: L2-4 attendance: 325

team: Mellor, Simpson (Bowman 66), Gallinagh (c), Ball, Walsh, Hemmings (Stearn 71), Kington, Diallo, Pratt, McCootie, Artus. subs not used: Keary, Allen, Watkins.
man of the match: Naby Diallo
scorers: Pratt (pen 24), Kington (31)
bookings: Walsh (41), Hemmings (56)
dismissal: Walsh (45)
officials: M D'Aguilar, D Sallis, S Gudger

league position: 11th form: DLDLWL next match: Concord Rangers (H)

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Phil Walsh saw red in the first half as Bath City tasted defeat at the Woodspring Stadium for the second season running. Second-half goals from on-loan Bristol Rovers striker Jamie Lucas and Dayle Grubb did the damage as Weston recorded only their fifth win over City, after Dave Pratt and Ashley Kington had put the visitors ahead before the break.

Weston had the first chance in a tentative start when Joe McClennan fired wide, while Nick McCootie did likewise at the other end. The hosts went ahead when Lucas slipped the ball to Oliver Watkins and he beat advancing keeper Jason Mellor despite the efforts of defender Dan Ball to keep the ball out. City nearly drew level on 18 minutes when a Frankie Artus corner flicked off the crossbar before being cleared by the home defence. The equaliser came when McCootie charged into the box and was fouled by Jordan Tillson. Top-scorer Pratt made no mistake from the penalty spot. Just over ten minutes later the visitors were in front. A fine run from Andy Gallinagh down the left saw his ball into the box stroked home by former Weston player Kington Weston were back on level terms a minute before the break when City old boy Aaron Brown's corner found defender Clayton Fortune and he powerfully headed home. However, the first-half action was not over as two minutes into stoppage time Walsh picked up his second booking of the night when he upended McClennan.

Naby Diallo, returning from his ban, moved to left-back as a result but City were further punished when Mellor saw an attempted clearance charged down and Lucas was left with an empty net in which to score. Substitute Ross Stearn saw a free-kick bounce back off the crossbar as City continued to press but it was Weston who finished the stronger of the two sides. They rounded off their evening eight minutes from time when a 25-yard shot from Grubb skidded along the pitch and evaded Mellor, diving to his right.