TeamBath suffer second home defeat of campaign

15th November 2008

TeamBath were condemned to their second home defeat of the campaign after losing 3-0 at the hands of Bromley in this afternoon's Blue Square South game at Twerton Park.

The result meant that it was the second time in the space of a week that the Kent side have grabbed all three points at the ground, having beaten landlords Bath City last weekend.

TeamBath were without the services of top scorer Steve Abbott, who picked up an injury in Sunday┬╣s FA Cup First Round proper tie, but looked threatening in the opening stages ­ striker Matt Cooper, who won a starting place alongside Josh Llewellyn up front in a 4-4-2 formation, fired just wide after being played in by Marc Canham in the seventh minute.

TeamBath were then unfortunate to lose their inspirational skipper Garry Warren, who was substituted on 35 minutes after picking up an injury. Despite continuing to look lively in the form of forward Llewellyn, it was Bromley who found the back of the net ­ Nil McDonnell tapping in from close range after a skilful run and assist from Warren McBean.

Bromley became stronger as the game progressed and extended their lead in the second half, capitalising on defensive errors. McBean then turned from provider to goal scorer, doubling the visitor┬╣s lead in the 57th minute, before sealing the win on 71 minutes, making the most of a goal-keeping mistake to ensure another happy journey home from Somerset for the Kent side.

TeamBath first team coach Andy Tillson put the defeat down to the fact that his side simply did not perform on the day. 'We got what we deserved today. Sometimes in life it's unfair as last week we were the better side and we lost. 'But in football you generally get what you deserve and that was certainly the case today. 'We were poor all-round and simply didn't turn up. We must show greater personality and character in order to pick ourselves back up again.' T

he result means Team Bath slip to sixth in the table, with 29 points. They are still eight points behind leaders Chelmsford with three games in hand.

Score: TeamBath 0, Bromley 3
TeamBath: Alex McCarthy, Matt Lock, Andy Caton, Dean Smith (Rob Hobbs, 56), Gary Warren (capt) (Matt Thorne, 35), Sami El-Abd, Mike Perrott, Marc Canham, Josh Llewellyn, Matt Cooper, Micky Bell (Tom Piotrowski). Unused subs: Shaun Benison, Darren Chitty.