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Bristol City FC open top bus tour confirmed

Open top bus tour will take place on Bank Holiday Monday Credit: Bristol City FC

Bristol City FC are holding an open top bus tour on Bank Holiday Monday to celebrate this seasons success.

The team are the Sky Bet League One champions and have secured promotion to the Championship after beating Bradford City earlier this month.

Two buses will carry players and staff from Ashton Gate at 12.30pm and head through North Street and Bedminster towards the centre.

After passing through Redcliffe, the bus will park at the Lloyds Amphitheater at around 2pm for a short presentation.

For a full route map click here.

Clarke pleased with win, but disappointed to miss out

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke was pleased with his side's 7-0 thrashing of Alfreton in front of a Conference record crowd of more than 11,000, but admits he's disappointed not to clinch automatic promotion:

Clarke's men will face West Country rivals Forest Green Rovers over two legs in the play-offs, beginning on Wednesday night at the New Lawn.

Chairman Nick Higgs is optimistic, even though the Nailsworth club have taken 4 points off the Pirates this season:

And Gasheads are also confident of reaching Wembley:

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West Country sailors prepare for round the world race

Skipper Darren Ladd says sailing the yacht is a team effort

Four skippers from the West Country will be at the helm of boats during this year's Clipper Round the World Race.

They include Darren Ladd from MIdsomer Norton in Somerset. He'll skipper one of twelve boats uring the year long race. His crew will be mostly amateur sailors who've paid for a place in the race. It starts in August.

Johnson unhappy with some of his players

Gary Johnson was disappointed that he was unable to save Cheltenham from relegation to the Conference.

The former Yeovil Town and Bristol City manager criticised the attitudes of some of his players.

Johnson wouldn't say if he'd still be at Cheltenham next season, but is confident the club will bounce back:

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Bristol Rovers miss out on Conference title despite win

Bristol Rovers fans leaving the Memorial Stadium after the 7-0 win over Alfreton. Credit: ITV News West Country

A Conference record crowd of more than 11,000 saw Bristol Rovers thrash Alfreton 7-0, but it wasn't enough to clinch automatic promotion. Barnet are promoted to the Football League after a 2-0 win over Gateshead.

It means Rovers must now rely on the play-offs, and will face West Country rivals Forest Green Rovers over two legs. Forest Green secured a play-off place after drawing 0-0 with Dover.

Cheltenham Town are relegated to the Conference

Cheltenham Town have lost their football league status after a 1-0 defeat to Shrewsbury.

New manager Gary Johnson couldn't save them from relegation. It's the first time the team have been out of the Football League for 16 years.

Cheltenham Town lose their Football League status for the first time in 16 years. Credit: ITV West Country

In League One, Bristol City beat Chesterfield, while Swindon and Yeovil both lost their matches to Preston and Port Vale.

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