BAS take Stock of huge win
AFC BAS returned to winning ways in a hastily arranged Bath & District Division 2 fixture against Radstock Albion. Will Dalziel’s men never looked back from a storming start in the mist when they found themselves 3-0 up inside 17 minutes thanks to two fine Dan Sheppard finishes and Dan Marriott’s tap-in following a defensive mishap. Tom Cook pulled one back after the break when his airborne cross dipped in, but Sheppard added two more with Jason Harrison, Ben Padfield (2) and Chris Banks also netting in an eventual 9-1 win. Despite seeing Kieran Brinkhurst net from inside his own half, Tramways went down to a 5-2 loss against Griffin and Westwood. Cameron Henley also scored for the hosts, but Griffin’s Alex Raistrick (3), Rick Myles and a Steve Connor penalty proved too much at Odd Down. Roman Bathelona made it backto-back wins with a thrilling 7-5 success against A Little Different. The glut of goals continued in the Stan Milsom Cup with a whopping 46 in six ties. Bath United only need two scorers to notch ten against Two Weir – Jack Rowlands hitting a double hat-trick and Brendan Brinkworth chipping in with four. Odd Down overcame a scare against Olympic Victoria, from two divisions below. Daniel Nikolovski and Andy Rhead reduced the deficit from 3-0 to 3-2 at one point, but the Downers eventually put the game to bed, winning 7-2, Lee Rudland one of many to claim hat-tricks at the weekend. Tim Berney (2), Ty Mulholland and Lee O’brien were their other scorers. Another hat-trick hero was Mark Taylor of Heritage in a 5-2 win over Lansdown, Jac Humphries adding the other two. Dribuild’s cup run continued, overcoming Claverton Park 5-3 at Lansdown. FC Estrella needed to work hard to overcome Farrington. Having trailed twice, they needed late goals from Chris Spurrey and Andy Marks to see them through in a 4-2 success. The lowest scoring match was from arguably the tie of the round on paper, where holders Kingsmead overcame GT Sports in a tempestuous encounter, with the latter ending with ten men. The holders prevailed, overcoming a Jack Moon missed penalty to win 3-2 with both Ben Parsons (2) and James Riccio, scoring from the spot. Division 3’s only match saw Bear Flat claim top spot with their fifth win in a row, beating FC Brewhouse 6-1 on the 3G. Saxon Basson (3), Tom Smith (2) and Liam Davies contributed for Bears, Brewhouse’s consolation was through Alex Press.
AFC BAS (blue) were 9-1 winners over Radstock Albion in the latest round of Bath & District League fixtures