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Bath City   1 - 2   Forest Green

Mark Preece
Preece scored the winner just after half-time

A Mark Preece header sent Forest Green into the third round of the FA Cup despite a battling effort from Bath City at Twerton Park.

The visitors took the lead in fortunate circumstances when a deflection sent Jonathan Smith's long-range effort past Bath keeper Ryan Robinson.

The Blue Square South side equalised when Lewis Hogg nodded home Sekani Simpson's high cross.

But Preece settled things with a near-post header from Smith's corner.


Bath City manager Adie Britton told BBC Radio Bristol:

"Quite clearly we had massive amounts of possession throughout the afternoon. I think we did everything we set out to do other than finish them off in the final third.

"In the FA Cup we know how important it is to be clinical in both boxes and we've learnt that the hard way.

"We've been an improving side over the last three to four years and are ultimate goal is to get back in the Blue Square Premier and we're not that far away."

Forest Green boss Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We've done more than enough to win the game, we've defended well, we've won more of the first ball and we've attacked the ball."

"Bath were a big strong team, and they've acquitted themselves well. They should be very proud of themselves."

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Saturday, 28 November 2009

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bath City 1-2 Forest Green FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Hogg 43
  • Smith 24
  • Preece 48

Bath City

  • 01 Robinson
  • 02 Jombarti (Pelecaci 58)
  • 03 Rollo
  • 04 Jones
  • 05 Holland
  • 06 Connolly yellow card
  • 07 Simpson
  • 08 Badman
  • 11 Hogg
  • 09 Edwards (Douglas 76 yellow card)
  • 10 Mohamed (Perrott 85)

Substitutes

  • 17 Perrin,
  • 16 Browning,
  • 18 Pelecaci,
  • 19 Caldwell,
  • 12 Perrott,
  • 14 Douglas,
  • 15 Evans

Forest Green

  • 01 Burton
  • 03 McDonald
  • 05 Preece
  • 29 O'Cearuill
  • 32 Hodgkiss
  • 06 Stonehouse
  • 07 Brown
  • 10 Platt yellow card
  • 11 Smith
  • 24 Ameobi yellow card
  • 25 Joyce (Powell 55)

Substitutes

  • 17 Pass,
  • 15 Pugh,
  • 12 Jon Else,
  • 14 Powell,
  • 18 Davies,
  • 21 Henry,
  • 26 King
Ref: WrightAtt: 3,325
BATH CITY
FOREST GREEN

Possession

  • Bath City 47%
  • Forest Green 53%

Attempts on target

  • Bath City 2
  • Forest Green 3

Attempts off target

  • Bath City 5
  • Forest Green 3

Corners

  • Bath City 5
  • Forest Green 3

Fouls

  • Bath City 7
  • Forest Green 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:06 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+2:38 Foul by Tomi Ameobi on Mark Badman, free kick awarded. Ryan Robinson takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:26 Booking Adam Connolly is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+0:37 Effort from deep inside the area by Jonathan Smith misses to the left of the target.
  • 88:05 Foul by Stuart Douglas on Jonathan Smith, free kick awarded. Paul Stonehouse takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:00 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Terry Burton.
  • 85:24 Booking The referee cautions Conal Platt for unsporting behaviour.
  • 84:34 Substitution Michael Perrott replaces Kaid Mohamed.
  • 83:15 Florin Pelecaci has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
  • 81:50 Unfair challenge on Joe O'Cearuill by Mark Badman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Terry Burton.
  • 80:17 Booking Stuart Douglas goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 79:55 Conal Platt handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Hogg.
  • 77:25 Mark Badman concedes a free kick for a foul on Conal Platt. David Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 75:08 Substitution Stuart Douglas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Edwards.
  • 74:18 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Conal Platt from the right by-line, Header by Joe O'Cearuill from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 72:01 Inswinging corner taken by Lewis Hogg from the left by-line, save made by Terry Burton.
  • 70:33 Corner taken by Lewis Hogg, save by Terry Burton.
  • 68:40 Tomi Ameobi concedes a free kick for a foul on Gethin Jones. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Robinson.
  • 66:31 Joe O'Cearuill concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Hogg. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Hogg.
  • 65:27 Conal Platt fouled by Adam Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Brown.
  • 64:46 Conal Platt takes a short corner.
  • 62:16 The ball is crossed by Florin Pelecaci, Darren Edwards has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
  • 57:05 Substitution Sido Jombati goes off and Florin Pelecaci comes on.
  • 54:24 Substitution (Forest Green) makes a substitution, with Daniel Powell coming on for Ben Joyce.
  • 53:30 Jonathan Smith has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 52:42 Ryan Robinson takes the free kick.
  • 52:42 Booking Tomi Ameobi is booked.
  • 52:25 Jim Rollo fouled by Tomi Ameobi, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 48:00 Jonathan Smith provided the assist for the goal.
  • 48:00 GOAL - Mark PreeceBath City 1 - 2 Forest Green Mark Preece finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Bath City 1-2 Forest Green.
  • 47:28 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Smith,
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:14 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 42:41 The assist for the goal came from Sekani Simpson.
  • 42:41 GOAL - Lewis HoggBath City 1 - 1 Forest Green Lewis Hogg grabs a headed goal from close range. Bath City 1-1 Forest Green.
  • 36:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Connolly on David Brown. David Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 35:11 Shot from outside the box by Sido Jombati misses to the left of the goal.
  • 34:44 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis Hogg from the left by-line, Jonathan Smith makes a clearance.
  • 33:50 The offside flag is raised against Kaid Mohamed. Mark Preece restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:40 Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis Hogg, Terry Burton makes a save.
  • 30:04 A cross is delivered by Lewis Hogg, Kaid Mohamed produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 27:36 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ben Joyce. Ryan Robinson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 24:41 Jonathan Smith fouled by Mark Badman, the ref awards a free kick. Curtis McDonald takes the free kick.
  • 23:07 GOAL - Jonathan SmithBath City 0 - 1 Forest Green Jonathan Smith fires in a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bath City 0-1 Forest Green.
  • 21:28 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis Hogg from the left by-line, Terry Burton makes a save.
  • 20:29 David Brown takes a shot. Save by Ryan Robinson.
  • 19:04 Adam Connolly challenges Tomi Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Curtis McDonald.
  • 17:26 The ball is crossed by Jared Hodgkiss.
  • 14:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Conal Platt on Lewis Hogg. Ryan Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 13:34 Tomi Ameobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sido Jombati. Gethin Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 10:57 Kaid Mohamed takes a shot. Terry Burton makes a save.
  • 9:20 Adam Connolly produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
  • 7:58 Tomi Ameobi is ruled offside. Ryan Robinson takes the free kick.
  • 7:03 The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Edwards. Indirect free kick taken by Terry Burton.
  • 5:34 Mark Preece concedes a free kick for a foul on Gethin Jones. Free kick taken by Jim Rollo.
  • 1:26 Darren Edwards is ruled offside. Terry Burton takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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