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Bristol City clinch League One title

League One champions Bristol City celebrate on the Ashton Gate pitch. Credit: PA Wire

Bristol City are champions of League One.

The Ashton Gate club only needed a point after nearest rivals Preston could only draw at Port Vale last night.

And City's 0-0 stalemate with Coventry this afternoon was enough to secure their first league title in 60 years.

Korey Smith and Aden Flint celebrate after clinching the League One title. Credit: PA Wire

Swindon's automatic promotion hopes have been dented after losing 1-0 to West Country rivals Yeovil at the County Ground. James Berrett scored the only goal in the 58th minute, to maintain Paul Sturrock's unbeaten start as Glovers manager.

Cheltenham's hopes of avoiding relegation to the Conference have suffered a set-back after losing 2-0 at Northampton. But rivals Tranmere and Hartlepool also lost, so Gary Johnson's side remain second-from-bottom and one point from safety with two games left.

The two-horse race for the Conference title will go to the final game of the season. Both Bristol Rovers and Barnet drew today, so the Pirates are still a point behind their rivals. Ellis Harrison scored Rovers' goal at Dover. The hosts rescued a point two minutes from time.

And Forest Green Rovers came from behind to win 4-2 at Gateshead, thanks to a Jon Parkin double, Kurtis Guthrie and Rob Sinclair.

Today's West Country football results.


City hoping to end 60 year wait for title

Bristol City will hope to end a 60 year wait for a league title this afternoon when they welcome Coventry to Ashton Gate. City are 8 points clear of second placed Preston who drew two all with Port Vale. City's superior goal difference means they need just a point to secure the League One title.

City could be crowned Champions for the first time in 60 years Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Having won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in March, City are now on course to become the first team to complete the lower league double of Football League Trophy and third tier title. Thousands are expected at the ground for the 3 o'clock kick off and excitement is already building on Twitter.

Bristol City set sights on League One title

Already going up - Bristol want to complete the season by winning the League One title Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City could secure the League One title tonight without kicking a ball.

If nearest rivals Preston lose at Port Vale this evening, City will win their first title in 60 years.

Otherwise Steve Cotterill's men just need one win from their remaining three games, beginning at home to Coventry tomorrow.


Cheltenham Town earn a valuable point at Newport

Former Wales U21 forward Wes Burns scored Cheltenham's only goal Credit: PA

In football, Cheltenham had to be content with a point tonight.

They travelled to Newport in league two. While on loan signing and former Wales under 21 player Wes Burns opened the scoring in the 16th minute at Rodney Parade, the home side equalised before half time and that's how it ended - 1 all.

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