Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We're on our way to Wembley! City 1-0 Bristol City

Ah, the magic of the FA Cup. After last week's snowy 1-1 draw, we met the Wurzels on our own patch for the replay in front of a paltry 6,000 crowd.

It was a strange atmosphere, on this, the 2nd of three consecutive Tuesday night matches against the same opposition, in one of those flukes of fixtures and FA Cup draws.

After Jay Bothroyd had gone on record in the local rag saying effectively we didn't care about the Cup, and that the League match against Bristol next Tuesday was far more important, manager Dave Jones showed some good managerial guile in making Bothroyd skipper for the night!

City had much the better chances, bet never really had that final cutting edge, and many thought we'd be heading for extra time and the excitement of a penalty shoot out, before Chopra, exquisitely set free slid the ball past the keeper, only to see it rebound off the post, straight onto a Bristol City defender and into the net. Frankly, at the moment we'll take them any way they come!

For once in a blue moon, City managed to hold onto the lead, even through 4 minutes of added time.

Next up, Leicester in the 4th round on Saturday. We're on our way to Wembley, our knees have gone all trembley, la, la, la, la.......la, la, la, la

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