Rigg marks his return with the winning goal
National League South
» SEAN Rigg marked his first start for more than a month with the only goal of the game against East Thurrock United.
He fired the ball home nine minutes into the second half which, combined with a fifth successive clean sheet, was just enough to see Bath past the struggling visitors.
Having gained just two points on their travels this season, east Thurrock understandably set out to deny City time and space, and for the majority of the first half this tactic worked effectively, with a Tom Smith shot that flew narrowly wide the closest the hosts came in the opening stages.
City finally began to shows signs they were getting to grips with the game in the latter period of the half. Adam Mann tested goalkeeper jack Giddens with a well-struck shot moments before the interval, and Bath maintained this tempo in the opening exchanges of the second half.
Giddens had to be at full stretch to keep out a deflected Robbie Cundy header, then, from the resultant corner, Frankie Artus saw his header blocked but the ball dropped for Rigg to thump it into the roof of the net.
Jack Batten also had a header cleared off the line shortly afterwards.