Date 25 February 2017
Team Men's E
Fixture Away
Venue YRE AP
Start time 13:00
Result W 3 - 2
Time played
Scorers Calen Joubert, Nicholas Blake Blumsom, Marcus Bowman
Match Report

Team Bath Buccs D team managed to angle grind out a 3-2 win over bottom of the table Yeovil and Sherborne to help their promotion push. 

With Rich Peden finally receiving his much travelled screwdriver and socket set, Buccs hoped that they had every tool for the job to hammer the bottom team in the league. 

The game started with Yeovil on the front foot to a lacklustre Buccs start. Misplaced passes and a slowness to Buccs play nearly allowed Yeovil to get ahead but with Buccs first serious attack down the right, the ball found its way to El Capitan who managed to saw through a couple of tackles and in trying to pass the ball across the goal succeeded in trick the keeper to divert the ball into his own net. 1:0

Yeovil continued to grind away at the Buccs defence but soon the ball fell to a spotty teenager in need of a hair cut who managed to nutmeg the Buccs keeper and get the home team back in level terms. 

Another Buccs attack down the left ricocheted around the D before finding its way to the token foreigner who sliced into the D, set up his laser level and nailed the ball into the top right hand corner of the goal. 2:1

Yet again a Yeovil attack found its way to the teenage Harry styles wannabe who this time decided to try and decapitate the Buccs keeper. Some say that it was unfortunate that he didn't as we may then have had a good keeper for our next game, but the goalie admitted afterwards that his shoddy workmanship allowed the ball past his helmet and into his goal. Cowboy builder keeper. 2:2

Halftime came and after the captain had calmed down and screwed his head back on, the team recognised that to win the game they had to plaster up the gaps in midfield and build an impenetrable wall between the young Yeovil midfield and the imbecile in the Buccs goal. 

A change in formation meant that Buccs packed out the midfield and this led to them having more control in the second half. Sustained attacks led to Barry drilling a few balls through the Yeovil defence yet no avail. It was a swift counter attack from the halfway line that included a post up and barrel roll, a quick switch round the back and ball down the line that enabled Parish to cut through the Yeovil defence and set square the ball to Bowman on the back post who hammered the ball home from a yard out to give Buccs the extension lead. 

Yeovil kept chiselling away but the bricks and mortar of the Buccs defence held strong. Not even a green card to the South African contingent of the team allowed the young midfield of another spotty teenager with a strong resemblance to Ron Weasley to pass and Buccs held on for a well fought win.

Apparently the Buccs keeper made a double save in this half but no one remembers or at least I don't!

Next week the D team take their tool box to to Weston Super Mare, but only after sharpening their tools at training on Thursday. 

Name Squad number Position Scored Assists Cards
Adam Newman 1 Goalkeeper
Damian Barry 2 Midfielder Green
Richard Peden 5 Midfielder
Anthony Locke 6 Midfielder
Mike Hill 20 Defender
Martin Pellow 23 Defender
Nicholas Blake Blumsom 70 Midfielder 1
Calen Joubert 71 Utility 1 Green
James Lawton Smith 87 Midfielder
Adam Sandey 89 Midfielder
Marcus Bowman 110 Forward 1 1
Benjamin Jenkins 197 Midfielder
James Parish Forward 1