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14 September 2013

Strong performance from young Blues but Town have to settle for a share of the spoils against the Robins

Town drew 0-0 at Playford Road against Bristol City, despite putting in a domineering performance.


Despite controlling the game, it was the visitors who had the better of the chances, although both were squandered when it looked easier to score.


The Blues first went close with ten minutes on the clock, with Jack Willbye finding Omar Sowumni with a free-kick but the big centre-back headed over.


The Robins struggled to create chances in the first-half, with their best chance being headed wide by Marley Bishop, who would have been disappointed not to have troubled Jacob Marsden.


The visitors began to prosper on the counter, attacking down the left, but Sowumni was on hand to tackle Jamie Horgan before he could shoot.


Blues then had two chances to go in front through Cory Galvin, but he saw his initial shot blocked for a corner and the winger fired wide moments later.


Town stopper Marsden was called into action, first tipping away a cross before then pushing the resulting shot onto the post.


The chances kept coming for the Blues, this time it was Alton Walton-Owen who drilled a shot low into the corner with Bristol City ‘keeper Wallacott tipping it round the post.


The visitors came close to capitalising on some slack passing with another counter-attack, this time with Bishop breaking into the box and squaring to Horgan unmarked at the back post who touched it wide.


Galvin continued to cause Bristol problems, and came close again with a volley that rattled the cross-bar from inside the box, but that was as close as either side got to making a breakthrough and in the end both teams had to settle for a share of the spoils.


Town:Marsden, Emmanuel, Walton-Owen, Willbye, Sowumni, Robinson, Galvin, Bishop, Smith, Clarke (Ford 60), McLoughlin (Ramadan 60) Unused Subs: Thompson, McDermid, Benyu


Bristol City:Wollacott, Nelson, Long, Batten, Mitchell, Last, Horgan, Fry, Bishop, Baran (Chiekwa 80) Unused Subs: Paice, Withey


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