City travel to Berkshire as they face an already relegated Hungerford Town in the penultimate game of the league season on Tuesday night.
The Crusaders’ fate was sealed at the weekend as they drew 1-1 at home to Dulwich & Hamlet, who themselves secured a precious point in their fight for survival.
Last weekend also saw City face another team battling relegation, as they lost 2-1 at 21st place Cheshunt, a result which has seen the Romans remain in 12th.
This match was originally scheduled to be played at the beginning of this month, but was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and will serve as the last game in hand ahead of the season finale on Saturday.
Despite both teams having little to play for, we could still be in for an entertaining game. The reverse fixture in October was a five-goal thriller at Twerton that ended in defeat through a 93rd minute winner from Claudio Ofosu, who has since left Hungerford. Last season’s visit to Bulpit Lane saw City win 3-0 thanks to goals from Dave Sims-Burgess, Tom Smith and Elliott Frear. It is a ground in which they have yet to taste defeat and have not conceded a goal at in the last three visits, two records they will hope to continue on Tuesday.
The 45-mile trip from Bath will take around one-and-a-half hours, whilst the train journey of around two hours from Bath Spa will involve changing at Reading and a 15 minute walk to the ground from Hungerford station.
Whichever means of travel you use to get to Hungerford, have a safe journey and get behind the City!