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Post by comrade powell Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:19 pm

Cup draw just made.

Highworth are located a few miles from Swindon Supermarine and play in the Southern League D1 South (same as Frome, Level Cool with 3 points from 3 matches.

Shaftesbury are in the Wessex League Premier (Level 9) with 8 points from 4 matches.


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Post by stillmanjunior Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:24 pm

Happy with that on the pitch. And it ticks off another ground.

Off it could be a pain to cover but these things happen. Highworth's pitch has a tremendous slope, Shaftesbury converted to 3G in the summer. I'll probably go to the replay tomorrow, will decide last minute.

We've not played either before in our history.
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Post by Luton Roman Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:44 pm

Shaftesbury v Bath City has BBC live match on the red button all over it ! Level 9 v Level 6

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Post by Steve Whites Missus Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:16 pm

In the early 80s Highworth was the place to be as had a wine bar which played Lloyd Cole, Sade, etc.
Can’t say it has improved!

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Post by Ashley Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:57 pm

Luton Roman wrote:Shaftesbury v Bath City has BBC live match on the red button all over it ! Level 9 v Level 6

Longlevens v Gloucester would be my bet. Step 9 v 6 and Longlevens play in Gloucester.
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Post by tovid Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:22 pm

Do the BBC even know Bath has a football team?
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Post by Luton Roman Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:30 pm

tovid wrote:Do the BBC even know Bath has a football team?

Fair point as it has been 10 years since we got to the 1st Round Proper, but tbh if we got a decent home draw then the media could milk the Roman thing, the rugby contrast, the former pro manager, etc, etc, they wouldnt have to try very hard.


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Post by 2weirdtown Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:41 pm

Ashley wrote:
Luton Roman wrote:Shaftesbury v Bath City has BBC live match on the red button all over it ! Level 9 v Level 6

Longlevens v Gloucester would be my bet. Step 9 v 6 and Longlevens play in Gloucester.
After Gloucester's 9-0 hammering on Saturday, Longlevens must fancy their chances!
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Post by comrade powell Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:58 pm

So we go to Shaftesbury who won 4-2 tonight in what sounds like a pretty physical game.
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Post by stillmanjunior Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:53 pm

Highworth ended with 10 men, red card in an off the ball incident which I missed.

Terrific game and impressed with Shaftesbury. Should have won by more. Ash Pope was a real handful, scored two and one assist, didn’t stop running. Hopefully they’ve used a lot of energy up in that game. They were miles better than most Step 5 sides I’ve seen.
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Post by stillmanjunior Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:54 pm

Ashley wrote:
Luton Roman wrote:Shaftesbury v Bath City has BBC live match on the red button all over it ! Level 9 v Level 6

Longlevens v Gloucester would be my bet. Step 9 v 6 and Longlevens play in Gloucester.

Shaftesbury’s joint managers were at Christchurch last year when they played Dulwich in a televised tie. Lost on pens.
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Post by Roy D Hacksaw Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:08 pm

Turns out that Shaftesbury is a pig of a place to get to from Bristol by public transport!

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Post by comrade powell Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:29 pm

Use the Supporters Club coach and travel in comfort!

https://bathcityfcsc.com/upcoming-trips/
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Post by tovid Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:51 pm

Roy D Hacksaw wrote:Turns out that Shaftesbury is a pig of a place to get to from Bristol by public transport!

Getting from Bath Spa to just about anywhere is also pretty grim.
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Post by Roy D Hacksaw Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:26 am

comrade powell wrote:Use the Supporters Club coach and travel in comfort!

https://bathcityfcsc.com/upcoming-trips/

It turns out that it's considerably easier to find my way to Bath and use this means of transport. So if anyone else is considering going by public transport, prepare yourself for a big zig zag via Salisbury and Gillingham!

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Post by comrade powell Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:59 am

For my sins I used to work in Gillingham which is just a few miles from Shaftesbury but several thousand feet lower and with very different inhabitants. It’s a good thing we’re not going there in January as it suffers an Arctic climate.

Quite a quirky town with its Hovis advert street and some good views over the Blackmore Vale way down below!
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Post by LB Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:33 pm

On Radio Bath yesterday after the Braintree game Jerry suggested that this might be all ticket as Shaftesbury's ground only holds around 1000.

I see in the Non-League Paper today that it is 112 years since Shaftesbury have reached this stage of the competition (although to be fair they haven't entered it that often) and also they are the second highest scorers left in. What could possibly go wrong! (He says, recalling games at Minehead, Barnstaple, Wimborne and other similar places).

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Post by comrade powell Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:45 pm

I'll be surprised if the attendance is greater than 1000.
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Post by stillmanjunior Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:38 pm

I think Shaftesbury’s managers said we average over 2,000 and should easily bring 500. I’ll forgive their errors as I spoke to them last week and they seemed like very pleasant people.
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Post by Peteboa Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:37 am

great to see home attendances above 1k at twerts. Must have been a fair effort from step
9 Shaftesbury to run us close today
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