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Bristol City go ten points clear at the top of League 1

Bristol City's captain Wade Elliott Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City beat Leyton Orient last night to go ten points clear at the top of League 1.

City recovered from conceding an early goal to beat struggling Leyton Orient 3-1.

Despite Orient scoring within 5 minutes, City quickly equalised with a Luke Freeman close range finish.

Anden Flint scored a powerful header to put Bristol City firmly in control and in the second half Aaron Wilbraham scored his 16th goal of the season to put the game our of sight.

Close rivals MK Dons were beaten at home by Chesterfield which means City now have a 10 point lead at the top of the table.


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Bath star Sam Burgess not thinking about England

Sam Burgess has insisted he must scrap all thoughts of his England ambitions and focus on honing his rugby union skills at Bath.

Burgess is focused on doing his best for Bath. Credit: PA

The rugby league convert admitted he has learned more in the last three weeks than at any time of his cross-code switch.

Burgess made his England bow in the second-string Saxons' 18-9 victory over Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork in January, but is refusing to target his Test debut.

Bath have slipped out of the Aviva Premiership play-off places after losing their last three matches - leaving Burgess refusing to countenance any talk of making the autumn's World Cup.

I'll leave those guys outside things to talk about it all. I guess that's the job, so I'll leave it to others to talk about that.

For me it's probably important not to comment on it, and just get on with my work at Bath, which I'm doing, and having fun doing it as well. I would just rather continue enjoying my time at Bath and see how things turn out.

– Sam Burgess

Bristol Rugby sign Sale Sharks scrum-half Will Cliff

Will Cliff in action for Sale Sharks Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Bristol Rugby have signed Sale Sharks scrum-half Will Cliff.

The 26 year-old has over 100 caps for Sale after graduating through the Club's Academy system.

During the current campaign, Cliff has made 15 appearances. He will join Bristol Rugby for the 2015/16 season.

I’m delighted to be joining Bristol and starting the next chapter of my career in the West Country. Bristol is a Club with a fantastic new stadium on the horizon and ambitions to push on and be successful. I’ve had a great time with Sale Sharks and I’d like to thank the fans, coaches and my team-mates for their support over the years

– Will Cliff

Tickets for Bristol City's Wembley appearance go on sale

Tickets for Bristol City's Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against Walsall at Wembley will go on general sale today.

Bristol City season ticket holders have had a week to buy their tickets - and 21,000 have already been sold.

The remainder of the 39,000 tickets allocated to each team's supporters will be on sale to the general public from eight o clock this morning.

Bristol City fan Oskar Pycroft will lead out the team at Wembley Credit: Bristol Sport


Cheltenham Town draw away to Accrington

Bristol City loanee Wes Burns put Cheltenham ahead in the 31st minute. Credit: David Davies/EMPICS Sport

Cheltenham Town have drawn 1-1 at Accrington Stanley.

Wes Burns' header gave the Robins a first-half lead, but they were denied their first win in eight games when the hosts equalised on the hour.

Cheltenham remain in the bottom two, but are now level on points with 22nd place, Tranmere.

Lizzy Yarnold appears at Roman Baths ahead of World Championships

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold and her Bath-based team appeared at the Roman Baths today, ahead of the upcoming World Championships in Germany.

The reigning Olympic champion, who has just been crowned European Champion, has set her sights on the only major title to elude her after being named in the six man squad.

The strong team also includes Rose McGrandle, who won bronze in Europe.

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