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Bath City

Currently Playing In:

Conference South

 
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Since the formation of Bath’s first association football club in 1889, the club changed names from Bath AFC to Bath Railway AFC and Bath Amateurs. The Western League was joined in 1908 with the original ground at Lambridge and their first battle for honours was in 1913-1914 when the club finished as runners-up.

As Bath City F.C., a move up to the Southern League was achieved in 1921 and they won the Western Section in 1929-1930, losing the Championship play-off to Aldershot. This was followed by an F.A.Cup run to the 3rd Round in 1931-1932 and a move to Twerton Park, but it was in the fifties that City attracted an experienced squad and their first championship was won in 1959-1960 when they also reached the F.A.Cup 3rd Round. The famous coach Malcolm Allison took ‘The Romans’ to a similar cup run in 1963-1964 and as finalists in the Anglo-Italian Tournament the club won the Southern League Championship again in 1977-1978.

City became founder members of the Alliance Premier League in 1979. Since then a drop back to the Southern League for two seasons was followed by a seven year spell in the Football Conference until 1997, then, after three seasons near the top of the Southern Premier, the club experienced a difficult period and failed to earn a place when the Conference South was introduced in 2004. The club took up the challenge however, and after three seasons battling for honours, a failed play-off competition was followed by the Championship and promotion in 2007.A thrilling Play-Off success in 2010 then gave ‘The Romans’ their place back at the top level of non-league football where they initially achieved a mid table position before experiencing a disappointing campaign resulting in relegation back to The Blue Square South.

 

Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
Bath AFC 1889-92. Bath Railway FC 1902-05. Bath Amateurs 1913-23 (Reserve side)
Ground:
Twerton Park, Twerton, Bath, Somerset BA2 1DB
Telephone:
01225 423 087
Directions:
Take Junction 18 off M4. 3rd exit off roundabout and follow A46 (10 miles) to Bath City Centre. Along Pulteney Road then right into Claverton Street and then follow A36 Lower Bristol Road (1.5 miles). Left under Railway bridge (signs Bath City FC) into Twerton High Street and ground is 2nd turning on left.
Capacity:
8840
Seats:
1017
Covered:
Yes
4800
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
Yes
Record Attendance:
18,020 v Brighton & Hove Albion - FA Cup 1960
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Conference South Play-offs 2009-10
 

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Club History

Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.

 YearLeaguePositionManager
1978-1979Southern League Premier Division5thBrian Godfrey
1979-1980Alliance Premier16thMickey Burns
1980-1981Alliance Premier6thStuart Taylor
1981-1982Alliance Premier12thStuart Taylor
1982-1983Alliance Premier10thBobby Jones
1983-1984Alliance Premier6thBobby Jones
1984-1985Gola League4thBobby Jones
1985-1986Gola League12thBobby Jones
1986-1987Conference10thBobby Jones
1987-1988Conference20thBobby Jones
1988-1989Southern League Premier Division9thHarold Jarman
1989-1990Southern League Premier Division2ndGeorge Rooney
1990-1991Conference20thGeorge Rooney
1991-1992Conference9thTony Ricketts
1992-1993Conference7thTony Ricketts
1993-1994Conference12thTony Ricketts
1994-1995Conference12thTony Ricketts
1995-1996Conference18thTony Ricketts
1996-1997Conference20thSteve Millard
1997-1998Southern League Premier Division6thSteve Millard
1998-1999Southern League Premier Division4thPaul Bodin
1999-2000Southern League Premier Division4thPaul Bodin
2000-2001Southern League Premier Division15thPaul Bodin
2001-2002Southern League Premier Division17thPaul Bodin/Alan Pridham
2002-2003Southern League Premier Division14thAlan Pridham
2003-2004Southern League Premier Division18thAlan Pridham
2004-2005Southern League Premier Division6thGary Owers
2005-2006Southern League Premier Division2ndJohn Relish
 2006-2007Southern League Premier Division1stJohn Relish
2007-2008Conference South8thJohn Relish
2008-2009Conference South8thAdie Britton
2009-2010Conference South4thAdie Britton
2010-2011Conference Premier10thAdie Britton
2011-2012Conference Premier23rdAdie Britton

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