Our promotion to the GM Vauxhall Conference in 1994 seems to coincide with the start of a decline in the fortunes of Bath City. After holding their own in mid-table, the Romans slid towards the bottom in 1995-6 season; ending the campaign in 18th. Their fate was sealed the next year; missing out on survival by just one point at the final reckoning.
It meant a return to the Southern League for the first time since 1990. Winning the title in 2007, however, lifted them into the Conference South and – three years later – back into the Conference National. But it’d only last for two seasons; the Romans back in the South division. For two successive seasons (2019 and 2020), they failed in the playoffs to return.