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Thursday, 14 November, 2002, 16:10 GMT
Meet Team Bath
Team Bath winger Matt Lewis takes on the Horsham defence
Matt Lewis scored the equaliser against Horsham
Team Bath became the first university side to reach the FA Cup first round proper for 122 years after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Horsham.

As the students prepare to take on second division Mansfield Town, BBC Sport Online charts the circuitous path which led them to their date with history.

Ryan Northmore (Age 22) Joined Team Bath from Torquay United at the start of the season, after 25 first-team starts with the Devon club. Saved two penalties in the shoot-out with Horsham.

Kevin Watson (21) Former Charlton Athletic youth and reserve team player, now Team Bath's captain. Capped for England students and represented British Universities team.

Team Bath wing Luke Prince leaves two Horsham defenders in his wake
Prince led Horsham a merry dance

Alex Ball (21) Former Bristol City youth and reserve team player; was Player of the Year for Team Bath last year. Sent off against Horsham, but his team-mates made up for manfully for his absence.

Peter Tisdale (23) Played for England Under-18 schools and managed 15 games for QPR reserves and 10 for Bournemouth reserves. Recently graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc degree in Economics & Politics, but remains eligible.

Mike Wisson (23) Left back who has represented South-West Universities. In his final year of an Architectural Engineering course at the University of Bath.

Matt Lewis (20) Welsh winger formerly on Coventry's books, when he played against West Ham in 1999 FA Youth Cup final. Wales Under-18 cap who scored the equaliser in normal time against Horsham.

Jon Nichols (22) A central midfielder who was previously with Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United, where he was named Young Player of the Year in 1999.

Bertrand Cozic (24) Brittany-born Frenchman who joined Team Bath in the close season from French club Bihorel. Scored twice as they beat Backwell United 3-1 in the first qualifying round.

Luke Prince (22) A winger who started at Coventry and then played in the same Aston Villa youth team as Darius Vassell and Gareth Barry, turning professional at the same time. Came to Bath via Forest Green Rovers.

Barry Lavety (28) Former Scotland Under-21 cap who started with St Mirren, before winning a Division One title with Hibernian in 1998/9 and another one after returning to St Mirren. Scored a hat-trick in earlier qualifying round against Bemerton Heath Harlequins.

Team Bath midfielder Chris Lewis in action against Horsham
Chris Lewis spent six years at Southampton

Guiseppe Sorbara (22) Italian-born striker who was on the books of Como before moving to the UK. Joined Team Bath in close season after helping Frome Town win promotion to the Premier Division of the Screwfix Western League, scoring 11 goals in 17 games.


Chris Gibson (19) Son of former Manchester United full-back Colin Gibson, Team Bath's reserve keeper was on West Brom's books as a schoolboy, before moving onto Cup opponents Mansfield, then Tamworth.

Carl Heiniger (20) Durham-born midfielder who has been on the books of Sunderland, Manchester United and more recently Newcastle. Capped for Northern Ireland at under-18 and under-19 levels.

Chris Lewis (19) Welsh midfielder who spent six years with Southampton as a schoolboy and apprentice. Capped four times for Wales under-18s, named Team Bath's 'most improved player' last year.

Caleb Kamara-Taylor (23) Londoner formerly with Dulwich Hamlet, Barnet and Wimbledon. Scored hat-trick in first qualifying match - a 4-0 win over Barnstaple Town - and converted winning penalty against Horsham.

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