A terrific result by the lads at Ashton Gate this evening with a 2-1 victory against high flying Bristol City. For once it wasn’t Che who scored, although he did come close.
The goals were scored by Connor Mahoney and Michael Morrison. Diedhiou did score for Bristol but they couldn’t add to it giving Blues a deserved 3 points. This made up for the defeat at St Andrews from earlier in the season.
Bristol City did start strongly causing a save from Camp, but other than the goal – they failed to get any more than two shots on target. Blues caused them all sorts of trouble in the first half and probably should have been 3 up at HT not 1 up. Mrabti forced a great save from Maenpaa.
The keeper was then totally beaten when Che’s shot went passed him but unfortunately for the Blues striker, hit the underside of the bar and bounced on the line. Ashton Gate has goal line technology, so the referee was able to confidently judge no goal. Television replays confirm that this was correct. Blues played some superb football on the break causing the Robins all sorts of trouble. The first half finished with Blues 1 up.
If the home side were hoping to start the second half strongly, that was dashed when Morrison headed in Blues second just a couple of minutes in. This enabled Blues to take a more defensive formation, however did create a couple more chances and Che had a shot saved by a defender just in front of the goal line, again with the keeper beaten.
Bristol City had the lion’s share of the possession, however could only get the one goal leaving Blues with another 3 points on the road and moving us up to 8th in the league with 50 points. Of course none of us know how many of those points will be removed next month, however what Garry Monk has done with this side is just fantastic.
Keep right on!