Bath City are an important part of the history of Bristol Rovers because they acted as landlords to The Gas for ten years. When Rovers were forced to leave Eastville in 1987 Bath came to the rescue and allowed them to play their home games at Twerton Park. The two teams have only met once in competitive football, but there have also been a large number of pre-season friendlies played by the clubs.
On 11 May 2008 a Bath City Legends XI took on a Bristol Rovers Legends XI to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Twerton Park. Rovers won the game 2-1, thanks to goals from Carl Saunders and David Mehew after Jon Holloway gave Bath an early lead. The Rovers squad was Brian Parkin, Wayne Noble, Andy Tillson, Billy Clark, David Mehew, Andy Gurney, Carl Saunders, Jeff Meacham, Keith Brown, Tony Pounder, Lee Archer and Geoff Twentyman.
- Biggest win, highest aggregate score and last meeting: 12 November 1994 - Bath City 0-5 Bristol Rovers
Players to represent both teamsEdit
- Steve Book
- Charlie Clough was loaned to Bath by Rovers in 2011
- Jon French
- Ali Gibb
- Dave Gilroy was loaned to the Romans by Rovers in 2002, and later joined Bath permanently in 2007.
- Lewis Hogg
- Ray Johnston
- Josh Klein-Davies was loaned to Bath by Rovers in 2009.
- Gordon Marsland joined Bath from Rovers in 1971.
- Martin Paul
- Dwayne Plummer
- Gary Powell
- Lamar Powell made just one substitute appearance for both Rovers and Bath City
- Mark Preece came through the Rovers youth system and joined Bath in 2011
- Paul Randall
- Andy Sandell
- Drew Shore
- Ben Swallow was loaned to Bath by Rovers in 2011
- Steve White
- Bobby Zamora
|12 November 1994||FA Cup||Bath City||0-5||Bristol Rovers|