Bath City (1) 2 Billericay Town (0) 0 – Vanarama National League South – Saturday 10 October 2020 – Twerton Park
Match Report by Mark Stillman
Tommy Conway made it four goals in two appearances at Twerton Park as his poacher’s finishes got Bath City’s league season up and running.
The Bristol City loanee linked up twice with fellow Robins youngster Freddie Hinds to undo Billericay Town, who failed to build on a promising start.
The Blues enjoyed large spells of possession from kick-off but were undone on 24 minutes by Bath’s first meaningful attack. Hinds latched on to Freddie Grant’s knock-on, played the ball across goal and Conway stretched to divert the ball into the roof of the net.
Town had a penalty appeal turned down when Jai Reason went down under the challenge of Callum Evans, and were ruing their misfortune on 51 minutes when Reason’s corner was nodded on by Michael Chambers to Josh Hutchinson, whose overhead kick clipped the top of the bar.
With the visitors pouring men forward they were constantly hit on the break with Conway’s scuffed effort cleared off the line from Lewis Knight, and Callum Watts wastefully struck straight at Dion-Curtis Henry when clean through.
Having defended resolutely from the Town attacks, City clinched the win in added time. Hinds was left in space on the left from Dan Ball’s pass, he squared to Conway who touched in from the goalline to finally make the points safe.
City’s Line-Up: Clarke (c), Grant (Watts 66), Smith, Batten (Pope 75), Ball, Evans, Harley, Richards (James 84), Conway, Leak, Hinds. Subs not used: Henry, Bahadur.
Scorers: City – Conway (24, 90+3); Billericay – none
City Bookings: Batten (59), Watts (78), Conway (83)
Officials: D Wootton, P Barber, B White