King's Lynn 1 Bath City 0
23rd March 1999
Jeremy Goss made a quiet debut but his team-mates moved a step closer to safety with a deserved victory.
The former Norwich midfielder showed some neat touches and should be a good acquisition once he gets used to the frantic pace of the Dr Martens League game.
Dave Puttnam - at the heart of most telling attacks in the first half - secured the points with a rare right foot strike and Lynn were unlucky not to have scored more.
Crosses from Puttnam had already set up Mark Turner - who volleyed wide - and Micky Nuttell - whose header went over - before the goal in the 31st minute.
Puttnam tricked his way between two defenders on the edge of' the box and hit a low shot into the corner.
Nuttell - making his first start since December 12 - hit a Colin Hoyle centre straight at the keeper and the impressive Lee Wilson fired a cross/shot across the area but it evaded everyone.
Bath's best chance of the game came a minute from half-time. Martin Paul broke through the defence and looked odds to score until Hoyle made a superb last-gasp tackle.
: Martini, Hoyle, Spearing, Fuff, Clarke, Mills, Turner, Goss (Fitzpatrick 73), Nuttell, Wilson (Allen 90), Puttnam (McGinty 80).
: Hervin, Davis, Walker, Bodin, Towler, James, Skidmore (White 85), Harrington, Colbourne, Paul, Richards (Freser 75). Sub (not used) Vickerman.
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