#THROWBACKTHURSDAY | January 2012 - Wrexham 2-0 Bath City

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 26 Apr 2018

Back for 2018 is #ThrowbackThursday! This time we've gone visual and raided the back-catalogue of club DVD's to bring you a new video every Thursday from yesteryear! 

We can't promise you a classic every week - but we can promise you a look back at some of the more unusual games! 

Wrexham 2-0 Bath City

Wrexham faced the bottom side Bath back on the 28th January 2012 and claimed their 7th home win in a row. 

After winning the Conference South play-offs two seasons prior they secured a 10th place finish in 2010-11 with high hopes of building on this during their 2011-12 campaign. 

Mini Match Report

Wrexham recovered from their first defeat since September in midweek to claim their seventh straight home win.

Full-back Curtis Obeng scored an early opener with a composed finish after a quick exchange with Jake Speight.

Bottom club Bath were denied an equaliser when Joslain Mayebi saved well from Marley Watkins, who then saw another effort cleared off the line.

Striker Speight doubled the lead soon after the break with a penalty after being brought down by Mark Preece.

The top-scorer took his tally to 13 for the season, and his return to the side relieved Dean Keates of the penalty duties after his last-minute miss from 12 yards in Tuesday's defeat by Forest Green.

5 Things About Bath City Since

  1. Bath City ended the 2011-12 season releagted from the top tier in 23rd place. They finished the season 15 points from safety.
  2. Since being back in the Vanarama National League South they finished 11th in 2012-13, 7th in 2013-14, 14th in 2014-15/2015-16, 9th in 2016-17 and currently they are placed 10th 6 points from a play-off place with one game to go.
  3. Adie Britton was the Bath manager during the game at the Racecourse and he'd been in the job since June 2008. He was dismissed following relegation to the South and Lee Howells was appointed. Since, now Torquay United manager Gary Owers has had a spell in charge before current boss Jerry Gill has taken the hot seat.
  4. During the 2014-15 season Bath very nearly played Wrexham again as they reached the semi-finals of the FA Trophy. They beat national sides Dover Athletic, Altrincham and Bristol Rovers on their way but lost in the semi's on penalties to eventual winners (no, we don't really want to talk about it!) North Ferriby United.
  5. In July 2015 the 'Big Bath City Bid' was launched to take the club in to community ownership. The bid was faced by filmmaker and supporter Ken Loach. By 2016 they had raised £300,000 and by May 2017 the club became community owned.    

The Line-Ups

Wrexham: Mayebi, Obeng, Ashton, Creighton, Harris, Cieslewicz (Hunt 63'), Keates (Colbeck 81'), Tolley, Knight-Percival, Speight (Anoruo 90+2'), Morrell
Substitutes (not used): Maxwell, Clarke 
Bath City: Garner, Simpson, Preece, Gallinagh, Stonehouse, Murray (Watkins 16'), Connolly, Canham, Burnell (Rollo 90'), Russell, Phillips (Cook 77')
Substitutes (not used): Matthews 

Referee: Steve Martin
Attendance: 3,583

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