BATH City got their own back on Concord Rangers on Saturday as Ross Stearn’s goal handed them a 1-0 win at the Aspect Arena.

Concord saw off Bath in the FA Trophy after a replay at the end of January.

But the Beach Boys’ head of recruitment Adam Drew felt the home-side did not do enough in the testing conditions to secure another success,

“It was a frustrating day and obviously the conditions were appalling so that played a big part,” said Drew.

“We were up the hill and against the wind in the first half so we were trying to stay in the game. They didn’t really trouble us too much but they got the goal before half-time.

“We were confident we could come into it more in the second half when the conditions favoured us but we didn’t really do enough.”

However, Drew also praised Bath for how they were able to see out the game.

“Fair play to Bath because they defended really well,” said Drew,

“We maybe didn’t really expect that from them because they didn’t come into the game in the best of form.

“We could maybe have got a draw and their goalkeeper has made a couple of good saves to stop Lee Minshull scoring.

“But at the other end Haighy (Chris Haigh) has made an unbelievable save so it was quite even. It’s disappointing though because with the good cup runs we’re having we want to keep things going well in the league so it was frustrating to lose.”

Concord are now 14th in the National League South standings. But the Beach Boys have a quick chance to get back on track tomorrow night as they head to Dagenham & Redbridge in the semi-finals of the Essex Senior Cup.

“It’s another big game for us,” said Drew.

“The club have a good record in this competition and we want to get to the final again. Dagenham is obviously a tough game but we’ll be even more fired up after the weekend now.”

Concord also bolstered their squad on the eve of Saturday’s game by bringing in midfielder Taylor Maloney on loan from Charlton Athletic for the second season in succession.

“We have been tracking Taylor for some time as we know his attributes and what he can bring to the team and club,” said Drew.

“Thankfully Charlton and his agent were excellent and Taylor was keen to come and play games so it’s great to have him back.

And Concord also brought in 18-year-old forward Temi Babalo who was previously with Brentwood Town.

“He’s has been attracting lots of interest from clubs so we are delighted he has chosen to come to us,” said Drew.

“He ticks every box of what we are about this season.”

In the Isthmian Premier, Bowers & Pitsea drew 2-2 at Wingate & Finchley and sit 14th in the table. Great Wakering Rovers lost 4-0 to Cambridge Ciy in the North Division.