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PostSubject: Bath City "Football Club"   Bath City "Football Club" I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 22, 2011 5:49 pm

Bath City Football Club are a semi-professional football club based in Bath, Somerset. They play in the Conference National league (the fifth highest tier in English football) after gaining promotion from the Conference South via the play-offs in May 2010. Their manager (since October 2008) is Adie Britton. Formed in 1889 as Bath AFC, Bath City's history is entirely in non-league football missing out on election to the Football League by a few votes in 1978. They changed their name to Bath Railway in 1902 before settling on the name Bath City F.C. After many years playing in the upper echelons of non-league football they spent a decade in the Southern Football League after being relegated from the Conference in 1997. They were promoted to the Conference South by winning the Southern League in the 2006-07 season. They have an excellent cup tradition, reaching the FA cup third round no fewer than six times. In 2004 they continued this when they lost in the FA Cup second round to Peterborough United and in the third round of the FA Trophy to Canvey Island. In 2009, City beat Football League Two side Grimsby Town in the FA Cup first round, only to lose to Forest Green Rovers in the second round. At the close of the 2010-2011 season, the club secured a top 10 placing in the Conference National, their highest league finish since 1993.
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