Venue: Huish Park
Tuesday 10th May, 8pm Kick Off
Pitch: “Won’t need much work over the summer” Perkins, I. May 10th, 2022
Attendance: 1016 (351 away)
Scorers: Williams ‘6 (1-0), Knowles ’47 (2-0), Barclay ’85 (3-0)
Yeovil: Neufville ’85
Bath City: Delaney ’14, Clarke ’85, Richards ’87, Gill ’89
Referee: Scott Jackson
Yeovil Town : (3-5-2)
Morgan Williams, Ben Barclay, Max Hunt (for Worthington ’25)
Tom Knowles, Lawson D’ath, Josh Staunton, Sonny Blu Lo Everton (for Robinson ’71) Jordan Barnett
Josh Neufville, Rueben Reid (for Wakefield ’85)
Substitutes: Max Evans, Matt Worthington, Alex Bradley, Charlie Wakefield, Jack Robinson
Clarke, Raynes, Delaney, Fletcher, Holness, Cooke, Smith, Frear, Jones (for Sims-Burgess) Ball, Richards
Substitutes: Fuller, Sims-Burgess
Championés, Championés, Olé, Olé, Olé!
Yeovil Town captured the Somerset Premier Cup after a beating Bath City on Tuesday night in the final at Huish Park.
Our man, Ian Perkins was there, here’s his match report.
It took six minutes for the Glovers to open the scoring. Bath City failed to clear their lines and Morgan WILLIAMS nicked the ball off a Bath City defender to beat Ryan Clarke, despite the keeper’s best efforts. There was no doubt about this one being Williams goal.
Yeovil took control of the early proceedings and had a decent effort through Tom Knowles, although the player of the season fired over.
Bath City had an opportunity to level the score moments later through Tom Smith. Bath’s number 10 pulled his effort wide of Smith’s post into the side netting.
On 24 minutes Max Hunt picked up an injury, forcing Charlie Lee into a first half replacement bringing on Matt Worthington.
Yeovil kept up the momentum and Reuben Reid, released by Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, couldn’t wrap his foot round the ball enough to get his effort in target.
City nearly hit back in the 31st through Elliot Frear on Smith’s back post again. His effort was bundled wide for a corner.
Bath had another chance to equalise in first half stoppage time but Cook’s effort from just inside the 18 yard box was straight at Smith.
Half time: Yeovil Town 1 Bath City 0
Three minutes into the second half, Tom KNOWLES doubled the Glovers lead. Knowles was released on the right and in vintage fashion he cut inside and fired home past the helpless keeper.
Bath came close to hitting back in the 54th minute, forcing Smith into an important block.
Both sides took their foot off the gas, althiugh the Romans had the better possession and a decent half chahce though Tom Richards, who acrobatically shot over.
It wasn’t until the 68th minute when the game came alive again through Knowles. He picked up the ball on the half way line and surged forward beating four men before shooting over the bar. He probably should have passed to Neufville, but after that run, who could blame him for having a go.
The Glovers kept Bath at arms length and Ben BARCLAY scored the third with a free header onto the top corner from Lawson D’Ath’s corner. Handbags ensued after the goal, with Baths keeper getting a booking after an altercation with Neufville.
The Glovers saw out the remainder of the game against their old rivals to be crowned Somerset Premier Cup champions for the 25th time.
— Sheridan (@SheridanRobins) May 10, 2022