Next Match – Worthing (A)

Bath City’s game at Worthing this weekend has been pushed back to Sunday as it has been selected by TNT Sports for national television coverage.

If you can’t get to the game – and unfortunately there is no supporters coach running this weekend – you can watch it live in Charlie’s bar, which will be open from 1.30pm ahead of the scheduled 3pm kick-off. TNT’s television coverage of the fixture will begin at 2pm.

To celebrate the occasion, Charlie’s will be offering a pie and a pint deal for £6 (San Miguel, Thatchers or Gem). Bar snacks will also be available to purchase.

There will also be a raffle to win tickets for four people to either the Weymouth or Tonbridge game, and for a four-pack of lager or cider.

It’s not every weekend the Romans are on the telly, so why not make the most of it and support the team, and Charlie’s bar, in the company of your fellow Romans?

TNT Sports selected this fixture because they could see that this was going to be a match between two of the strongest teams in National League South, with both sides pushing hard all season for a place in the play-offs.

Going into the game, Worthing are fifth in the league table, and City eighth. Worthing have lost four of their last five, and City three in the same period. The Stripes are within four points of their promotion rivals, who are currently under the stewardship of interim boss Aarran Racine following Adam Hinshelwood’s switch to York. Racine retired in January after suffering a fourth ACL injury last October, he played in the corresponding fixture between the sides last season which City won 3-2. High-scoring matches are commonplace for Saturday’s hosts – they’ve scored a league high 82 but 63 against is the most in the top half. They’re three off 50 goals at home and 100 scored across all competitions this term.

The Rebels have, of course, already beaten the Romans twice this season. They knocked City out of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win at the Sussex Transport Community Stadium on 14 October, and then repeated the result at Twerton Park two weeks later in the League.

Jerry Gill’s men will be out to correct those scores this Sunday, but more importantly to collect three points and move to within a single point of the West Sussex side – and hopefully back into the play-off places before the Easter weekend double-header against Weymouth at home on Good Friday and Taunton away on Easter Monday.

So do come and enjoy the hospitality of Charlie’s bar this Sunday from 1.30pm, and cheer on the Romans with your fellow supporters for this live on national TV fixture.