Last night I had the pleasure of going to a Bath City youth football match with the man they call Kitson. City's opponents were Wooten Bassets Allsorts youth. While not having the glamour of say an Arsenal or Chelsea, it was still an entertaining game. Despite a scrappy first half, the game sprang to life early on in the second half with City taking the lead. My man/boy of the match Beau Rouse slid an accurate cross into the penalty area which was finished calmly by his namesake Beau Blakeman.
The rest of the half saw City create and waste enough chances to have wrapped up the match long before Bassests Allsorts equalised. The best of the moves started by young Rouse. All the more annoying to us hardy City fans was that the equaliser came against the run of play and in the 90th minute. Their players and fans celebrated as though the Berlin Wall had just fallen down. This made it all the more satisfying as the City lads run riot in extra time winning 5-1.
The goal of the game, City's third, would have been fitting of higher leagues. Mr. Kitson sadly missed it as he was whispering sweet nothings to someone on his mobile. He had the last laugh though, as I exited the stadium before the end, missing City's last two goals. It was a good game and if the lads (Rouse in particular) can reproduce last night's form, then their progress in the F.A. Youth Cup could go on long into the winter months - maybe a match against Arsenal youth awaits..