Video: Adie Britton relieved after Bath City progress in FA Cup
Manager Adie Britton admitted to being a relieved man after Bath City came back from a goal down to win 2-1 at Buckland Athletic on Saturday.
City banked £4,500 in prize money as they reached the third qualifying round of the FA Cup thanks to second-half goals from Aaron Brown and Kurtis Guthrie, but were made to battle all the way by their Toolstation League hosts.
"When they scored first I would not like to say what I thought," said Britton. "It was a difficult moment. You do get them in the FA Cup and sometimes we have handed them out to other sides.
"It was a really tough day for us at the end of a tough week. We have picked three different sides over the week. Josh (Low) broke down in training on Thursday, then it was could Aaron (Brown) play? Then Kerry (Morgan) got flu and was asleep all the way down on the coach, so we had to change the formation again. But you have to give our lads enormous credit and I thought we showed a good attitude.
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"Buckland were a very good side. They play at high tempo, they have bags of confidence and have no little ability. They are not really a Western League side. We played a number of Southern League sides in pre-season and they were better than them.
"I managed in the Western League for seven years and they are a very good side. I knew, having been down to watch them, that today was going to be difficult.
"Overall, I thought we had the better of the first half but they had probably the best chance when (Jamie) Mudge put his shot over just before half-time.
"Then in the second half, out of the blue, they scored a really good goal with a great strike but the quality of our two goals was fantastic.
"Credit to Aaron and well done to Kurtis. He has had a lot of criticism from us for his lack of wok-rate. But I said to him the best chance for anyone is to score a couple of goals and then come and see me. So I thought after he scored he was going to run over and given me some gyp, but he didn't. But it was a great ball into the box for him and a great header.
However, City's injury woes continued with Low still injured, Sekani Simpson awaiting the results from the scan on his knee this week and Morgan ill with flu. In addition, Joe Burnell went off with a twinge in his hamstring just before the interval
"I think we made a mistake with Aaron and Josh trying to get them back too quickly, we are not going to make the same mistake again. So we wanted to bring Joe off, really as a precaution."
See the video interview below for Adie Britton's thoughts on the Buckland Athletic game.