JARVIS TRE­BLE LIFTS RO­MANS

The Non-League Football Paper - - FA CUP SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING - By Mark Still­man

THE three-di­vi­sion gap told as Nat Jarvis’ per­fect hat-trick helped Bath City com­fort­ably see off a spir­ited Knaphill side at Tw­er­ton Park.

Debu­tant Jojo Wol­la­cott was given a few nervy mo­ments early as the Com­bined Coun­ties out­fit started brightly.

But their good work was un­done on 23 min­utes when Jack Comp­ton’s free-kick bounced past Richard Shel­ley to set­tle Jim Rollo’s men.

Jarvis made it two five min­utes later. Nick McCootie robbed Timmy Tay­lor and squared to Jarvis to score.

An­thony Straker was de­nied by the legs of Shel­ley as Knaphill strug­gled to cope with City’s at­tack and Kevin Amankwaah had a goal dis­al­lowed just be­fore half-time.

McCootie also cre­ated City’s third just past the hour. His charg­ing run was fol­lowed by a pull-back to Andy Watkins, who side-footed home.

Jamie Lu­cas did his ut­most to in­crease the Ro­mans’ tally, be­fore McCootie chipped in with his first of the sea­son. Tay­lor’s sliced clear­ance fell invit­ingly to the front man, who drilled in from 12 yards.

Jarvis com­pleted his hat­trick with two close-range fin­ishes late on to cap off a fine af­ter­noon for the Na­tional League South side.

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