Bath City

The strong end to last season has given the Romans cause to be optimistic. Despite recording their lowest finish in seven years, Bath City’s average attendances were up and their best since the 1977/78 campaign. The squad and management team learnt lessons from a slow start and a poor February, players began to return from injuries and in the final two months they pulled together to eventually end the campaign five games unbeaten. Considering Bath City made the playoffs in consecutive seasons in 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 they have the potential to challenge a top seven place once more.

2021/2022 Season
National South: 8th
F.A Cup: 4th Qualifying Round
F.A Trophy: 2nd Round
County Cup: Runners Up
Top League Scorer: Alex Fletcher (17 goals)

Manager – Jerry Gill

A former Bath City defender in his playing days, Gill was appointed boss of the Romans in October 2017. He arrived with experience working in academies at Bristol Rovers, Kidderminster Harriers, Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Yet his managerial career started seven years before he took the Bath City post. At Weymouth, Gill only lasted 44 days hampered by the club’s financial issues, but that never deterred the former Birmingham City player, a club he helped reach the League Cup final and Premier League. Gill has guided Bath City to two top ten finishes and two playoff campaigns prior to last season.

Summer Transfers

Transfers In Transfers Out
Kieran Parselle (Chippenham Town) Dan Ball (Taunton Town)
Rex Mannings (Frome Town) Dave Sims-Burgess (Taunton Town)
Jordan Dyer (Exeter City) Lloyd James  (Taunton Town)
Danny Greenslade (Chippenham Town) Will Fuller (Merthyr Town)
Dan Hayfield (Tiverton Town) Eddie Jones (Chippenham Town)
Chris Lines (Stevenage) Omar Holness 
Luke Spokes (Grimsby Town) Harley Wilkinson
Joe Wright (Millwall) Tom Richards  
Zac Ball (Bristol City)  
Tommy Blackwell (Bristol City)  
Scott Wilson (Dagenham & Redbridge)  

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 26 / Bath City wins: 46 / Draws: 20

Previous Matches (last six)

Dartford 2 – 0 Bath City (19/02/2022 – National South)
Bath City 0 – 0 Dartford (27/11/2021 – F.A Trophy)*
Bath City 1 – 3 Dartford (04/09/2021 – National South)
Dartford 1 – 0 Bath City (17/10/2020 – National South)
Bath City 3 – 0 Dartford (30/11/2019 – National South)
Dartford 3 – 0 Bath City (09/02/2019 – National South)
* – Dartford won 5-3 on penalties

Next Meetings

Bath City v Dartford (06/08/2022)
Dartford v Bath City (10/12/2022)

Statistics

  • Dartford have lost just once in their last 13 games against Bath City (W10, D2)
  • The Darts have won their last six home games against the Romans keeping five clean sheets in a row
  • At Twerton Park, Dartford have only been defeated once in their last eight visits (W4, D3)

Match Highlights – 2021/2022