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Bristol City are the region's only winners

Substitute Albert Adomah scored Bristol City's first goal against Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate. Photo: David Davies/PA Archive

A disappointing weekend for our sporting teams. Only Bristol City managed to win.


Bristol City have moved off the bottom of the Championship after a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate.

Albert Adomah was an early replacement for the injured Jon Stead. The Ghanaian came off the subs bench to put City ahead with a fine finish in the 17th minute.

Steven Davies added a second after the break, latching on to Stephen Pearson's pass.

The result is City's fifth home win in six matches under new head coach Sean O'Driscoll. They're now level on points with Wolves, who are just above the drop zone.


Yeovil Town drew 0-0 at Hartlepool. Top scorer Paddy Madden came closest to breaking the deadlock when he hit the bar in the first half.

Kevin MacDonald's first home game in charge of Swindon ended with a 2-2 draw. Town were 2-1 up against Walsall after goals from Andy Williams and Simon Ferry. But Jamie Paterson's header in the final minute rescued a point for the Saddlers.

Yeovil drop to fifth in the table, still one point behind Swindon who stay third, two points away from the automatic promotion places.


Cheltenham Town lost 3-1 at promotion rivals Burton Albion, who leap-frog them in the table. The home side were 3-0 up shortly after half-time, before Byron Harrison got a late consolation for the Robins with a header.

Bristol Rovers went down 2-0 at Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea and Armand Gnanduillet scored in the second half for the Spireites. Eliot Richards twice went close for Rovers.

John Ward's men are 17th in the table, eight points above the drop zone.