Bath City cruise to victory

HEMEL Hempstead announced three new signings before kick-off under new boss Alan Dowson and all made their debuts.

Former commentator but now assistant manager Martin Tyler joined Dowson in the dugout, their sixth club together, but only second game with the Tudors.

News faces but same Hemel, Bath City opened the scoring in the 15th minute.

Ewan Clark delivered a beautiful swinging free kick which defender Jordan Dyer flicked on with his head into the top corner.

Shortly after City made a huge penalty scream, as Dan Hayfields shot smashed into Hemel’s Captain Joshua Hill’s arm, however the referee said no.

The Tudors best chance of the match fell to Michael Folivi in the 25th minute but opposing goalkeeper Will Buse pulled of a magical one beat one save.

Hempstead started the second half brightly, Folivi caused trouble again and was brought down by questionable slide tackle.

Dowson and Tyler on the sidelines were furious as the referee Robert Ablitt waved no penalty, Dowson received a yellow card for his antics.

Hemel’s seasons collapse continued, goalkeeper Jonathan Macaulay received the wrong end of a back pass in the 68th minute, leading City’s Scott Wilson to fire the ball into an empty net

Before the full time could whistle blow the mad mullet Tom Scott of Bath saw a red card, his second sliding tackle claiming the legs of a Tudor player.

Junior Gyamfi joined Hemel from Watford, Pierre Fonkeu from Oxford City and Jamie Sendles-White from Yeovil Town all on short term loan spells failed to make an impact on their debuts.

Bath cruised to victory over the struggling Hemel, the win meant the Romans climbed into the playoffs.