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Bristol City through to Area Final of JPT

Bristol City's Luke Freeman and Coventry City's Jim O'Brien battle for the ball. Credit: David Davies/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City are through to the area final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Steve Cotterill's men beat fellow League One side Coventry 2-0, with Derrick Williams and Aaron Wilbraham on-target at Ashton Gate.

They'll now play Gillingham over two legs - with the winners reaching the overall final at Wembley next March.

Bristol City fans raise £10,000 for six-year-old Oskar

Bristol City fans have raised £10,000 for a young boy with cerebral palsy.

6-year-old Oskar Pycroft led the team out in his wheelchair ahead of their match against Preston North End on Saturday. The club have given their backing to a campaign to raise money for an operation in America which could help Oskar walk.

Oskar Pycroft leads out the team at Ashton Gate Credit: Bristol Sport
Bristol City Captain Wade Elliott pushes Oskar in front of thousands Credit: Bristol Sport
Oskar gives a high ten to the Robins mascot Credit: Bristol Sport
That all-important bucket - Saturday's collection at the ground raised £10,000 towards Oskar's operation Credit: Bristol Sport


Bristol City captain helps young fan raise money for operation

It's not everyday that the captain of Bristol City pops round to your house for a cup of tea to chat football but thats exactly what happened to 6 year old Oskar Pycroft.

Oskar suffers from cerebral palsy and Wade Elliott is lending his support as the family try to raise money for an operation in America which could help him walk.

A match to remember for one 6 year-old City fan

A six year-old Bristol City fan will be leading out the team in his wheelchair as they face Preston North End at Ashton Gate tomorrow.

Oskar Pycroft has cerebral palsy and other problems and his family are raising money for an operation in the USA, which could help him walk.

Their campaign has won the backing of the club.

'They're doing a bucket collection for my operation and do you know why I want the operation? So I can walk more.'

– Oskar Pycroft
Oskar at home with Robbins Captain Wade Elliot. Credit: ITV News

Missiles thrown at police horses at football derby

Mounted police in Wiltshire say that they were targeted with missiles at the County Ground in Swindon after clashes between Swindon Town and Bristol City fans on Saturday.

Thames Valley Police's mounted section received many supportive tweets after the match.

Bristol City 'East End Shed Man' becomes internet hit

Ben Swift has a near clear view of the Ashton Gate pitch. Credit: Bristol City TV

A Bristol City fan has gained supporters of his own after he was seen watching his team play, for free, from the roof of his garden shed.

Ben Swift's home sits next to the Ashton Gate Stadium. When the club's Wedlock Stand was demolished in July it left him with a clear view of the pitch.

It's earned him the nickname 'East End Shed Man' and has won a league of followers on Twitter.


Bristol City's Baldock joins Brighton

Sam Baldock has left Bristol City to join Brighton. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City striker Sam Baldock has joined Championship side Brighton on a four year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old has been the subject of numerous bids from the South Coast club throughout the summer transfer window.

Baldock scored 36 goals in 93 appearances since arriving at Ashton Gate from West Ham in August 2012.

He was League One's top goalscorer last season with 26 goals.

FT: Sheffield United 1 - 2 Bristol City

Bristol City's League One campaign has got off to great start after a 2-1 win at promotion favourites Sheffield United.

New signings Mark Little and Aaron Wilbraham combined to give City the lead in the 20th minute. Little's fantastic run and cross was headed in by the former Crystal Palace man.

The home side had several chances to equalise, before levelling through Michael Higdon in the 32nd minute.

Steve Cotterill's men took all three points when Wilbraham flicked the ball on to Wade Elliott who fired into the far corner.

It's City's first opening day win in 6 years, and their first win at Bramall Lane since 1957.

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