Bath City v Slough Town, National League South, Twerton Park, Bath, Somerset, Saturday 23rd February 2019. Kick-Off 15h00
Since Rebels played Bath City at Arbour Park on the 8th January - drawing 0 - 0; today's hosts played two home matches - winning both games (including a victory over Torquay United, when they broke the National South attendance record) then three away fixtures losing twice and drawing once. As such they are suffering a slight dip in form and have dropped from 4th to 6th place in the league table. Their full record being:- P30 Home W9 D1 L4 GF26 GA12: Away W6 D5 L5 GF19 GA16 - Points 51.
Home: L 1 - 2 Dartford; W 3 - 0 Gloucester City; W 2 - 1 Dulwich Hamlet; W 2 - 0 Weston-s-Mare; W 4 - 1 Hungerford Town; L 0 - 2 Welling United; L 0 - 1 Hemel Hempstead Town; W 1 - 0 Eastbourne Borough; D 1 - 1 Concord Rangers; L 1 - 2 Billericay Town; W 2 - 0 Chelmsford City; W 5 - 0 Chippenham Town; W 1 - 0 East Thurrock United; W 3 - 2 Torquay United
Away: L 1 - 0 Torquay United; W 0 - 1 Hampton & Richmond Borough; L 1 - 0 Chelmsford City; L 1 - 0 East Thurrock United; W 1 - 2 Oxford City; W 0 - 2 St. Albans City; W 1 - 3 Woking; D 1 - 1 Truro City; D 3 - 3 Wealdstone; D 2 - 2 Chippenham Town; W 0 - 2 Weston-s-Mare; W 0 - 2 Dulwich Hamlet; D 0 - 0 Slough Town; D 0 - 0 Gloucester City; L 3 - 0 Dartford; L 2 - 1 Concord Rangers
Bath's leading goal scorers are: Ross Stearn - 10 league + 2 cup goals; Ryan Brunt - 9 + 1; Adam Mann - 5 + 2; Anthony Straker 6 + 0 and Robbie Cundy 5 + 0
The Romans average home attendance is 1,084 - boosted by the Torquay gate in their last home game played over a month ago on 19th January. Excluding this game their average hovers around the 900 mark, with a low of 545 when they entertained Billericay Town.
Recent league highlights:
v Concord Rangers (A): 3m30s link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615074 (courtesy Ollie Lambert and Harrison Farewell)
v Dartford (A): 3m22s link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615062 (courtesy Fares Abdou)
v Gloucester City (A) :3m2s link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615043 (courtesy Luke Brick)
v Torquay United (H): 3m46s link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615027 (courtesy Bath City FC)
In the F.A. Cup, the Romans were knocked out in the 4th Qualifying round, beaten 1 - 0 (A) by Weston-s-Mare. In the earlier rounds they beat Lewes (level7) 3 - 0 (H) and Banbury United (level 7) 0 - 2 (A).
They reached the 1st Round in the F.A. Trophy, losing 3 - 2 (A) against National League Barnet; having beaten Horsham (level 8) 1 - 2 (A) in the final Qualifying Round.
Slough Town last visited Somerset in the Conference League, season 1996/97, drawing 0 - 0.
Bookies odds: Bath City Win 7/10; the Draw 3/1; Slough Town Win 4/1
Prediction: Bath are odds-on favourites to win this game... but
Bath City 1 - 1 Slough Town