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20 April 2015

Bru and Ambrose back in action but Town go down to last minute goal

Kevin Bru and Jonny Williams were both in action for Town, who let slip a two goal lead at the break to go down to a last minute goal. 

Mark Kennedy’s side were dominant throughout the first-half and went ahead through Monty Patterson’s well hit strike from outside of the box. Kyle Hammond added another shortly after, heading home unmarked from close-range.

Blues couldn’t replicate the first-half performance though and substitute Jo Jo Wollacott finished off City’s comeback with a 90th minute winner. 

Town fielded a strong squad including Bru and Darren Ambrose, who were coming back from injury, and Jonny Williams, who is short on match fitness. 

Blues enjoyed a majority of the ball early on and had a number of half-chances in the opening 10 minutes. Hammond had a goal bound shot blocked before Akindayini’s ball across the box was deflected off the post for a corner.

Matt Clarke got his head on Ambrose’s corner but his effort was deflected into the hands of David Richards in the Bristol City goal.

The visitors were reduced to one long-range effort in the first-half as Clarke dominated in the air, thwarting most of the Robins’ attacks along with left-back Myles Kenlock.

Town finally found a way through to goal in the 27th minute when Kenlock found Patterson, who fired low into the net from 20-yards.  

Clarke had another headed attempt blocked from an Ambrose corner, this time the ball cleared off the line. 

Town added to the advantage on the half hour, Alex Henshall found space on the left and sent the ball to the back post for an unmarked Hammond to head home. 

Williams was replaced a minute before the break and the Robins showed more attacking intent at the start of the second-half and came close with Jake Andrews and Marley Bishop both hitting shots wide of the post.

Andrews then broke for the visitors and set up Shaquice Hunter, whose shot from just inside the box went in off the post.

Ambrose troubled the Bristol City goal with a stinging long-range free-kick that was pushed away by Richards high to his right but Bristol were level 15 minutes from time when Bishop latched onto beat Michael Crowe with a neat finish.

Clarke headed wide from Henshall’s free-kick but with the game looking set for a draw, Wollacott came up with the winner for the visitors from close range. 

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