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Jimmy Dean`s men cause another Trophy upset

calendario 16.01.2021
by: Richard Vicarage
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Jimmy Dean`s men cause another Trophy upset

Pitching In Southern Football League Premier Division Central club Peterborough Sports added another chapter to their amazing story by reaching the last sixteen of the Buildbase FA Trophy today.

The Turbines, who remember haven`t played a game or been able to train properly since they beat Northern Premier League Premier Division side Basford United in the Third Round on December 19th, overcame Vanarama National League South outfit Bath City on their own Twerton Park patch.

Bath have had two games since they reached the Fourth Round by inflicting a 4-0 defeat on Southern Premier Division South side Swindon Supermarine but came unstuck against Jimmy Dean`s side.

The visitors started well, and Lewis Hilliard had the first effort on goal after 6 minutes when he picked up a loose clearance from Bath's keeper Will Henry, but his 30-yard shot just cleared the crossbar.

On 10 minutes though, Bath almost went ahead when Tom Richards` header was clawed away from going into the top corner by Sports` keeper Lewis Moat.

On the half-hour mark, Peterborough came very close to taking the lead with the busy Hilliard this time seeing his free-kick smack back off the bar.

The breakthrough came 2 minutes into first-half injury-time when the impressive Sano Sani put Mark Jones through on goal and as Henry came out to close him down, the former Boston United forward slipped the ball past him and into the back of the net.

Bath made a couple of early changes to their team – one at half-time and another on 56 minutes – and as they tried to settle, Sports almost doubled their lead when Jones` far post header from a Dion Sembie-Ferris cross went inches wide.

Shortly after that, Bath`s chances of getting back on level terms took a massive blow when midfielder Tom Mehew picked up a second yellow card and was sent-off.

In the end, it was the visitors who came closest to scoring after that when Sembie-Ferris was sent through one-on-one with Henry but put his shot wide.

However, in the end, it didn`t matter as Peterborough Sports held out comfortably enough to carry on their amazing journey.

As for Bath, apart from 2014/15 when they lost to North Ferriby United in the semi-final, they maintained an overall dismal record in the Trophy for a club with such standing in non-League football. Source: southern-football-league.co.uk

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