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Rams Forced To Settle For A Point

Bristol City
1 - 1
Derby County

Ashton Gate

31/03/12 15:00

Attendance: 12, 794

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Derby County had to settle for a point at Ashton Gate after enjoying some good spells of possession and chances when Brett Pitman curled home from the edge of the area to earn Bristol City a 1-1 draw. After a bright opening from the home side Craig Bryson coolly slotted home from ten yards after some neat build-up play to give his side the lead and Steve Davies then had a goal disallowed for offside before thumping an effort against the post in the second period as The Rams looked to be heading for victory going into the closing stages. However, substitute Brett Pitman curled home a fine finish after only two minutes on the pitch to punish Nigel Clough`s side and the teams had to settle for a share of the spoils.

The home side had the first opportunity of the match when Albert Adomah beat Gareth Roberts and hit a low shot from the edge of the area but it was comfortably held by Frank Fielding and Craig Bryson then blocked Neil Kilkenny`s volley before it reached the goal. Theo Robinson did well before finding Paul Green and the midfielder`s effort was not far wide before Robinson himself tested Dean Gerken with a low effort but it was an easy save for the City keeper. The Rams had gained the upper hand and took the lead just before the twenty minute mark when a neat move saw Steve Davies release Jeff Hendrick down the left and he ran into the area before cutting back to Bryson who calmly side-footed home from ten yards to open the scoring. Davies had a header ruled out for offside not long afterwards from a Ben Davies freekick and Bryson curled another effort inches wide but Derby had to settle for a one goal lead going into the break.

Derby came out on top in the second period although Adomah was the first to threaten when his looping header dropped onto the roof of the net from a Cole Skuse cross. At the other end Steve Davies took a touch before smashing a right-footed effort against the far post after a Tom Naylor cross found him inside the area. Despite enjoying plenty of possession The Rams were punished for not taking advantage of their superiority on seventy-four minutes when substitute Brett Pitman curled home a superb effort from the edge of the area with virtually his first touch after coming on after being setup by Adomah. Ben Davies fired an effort just wide as Derby looked to regain the lead but they couldn`t find the winner and had to settle for a point.


Bristol City: Gerken; Skuse (Balosie 84), Carey, Amougou, Foster; Adomah, Cisse (McAllister 64), Kilkenny, Pearson; Ephraim (Pitman 72), Stead.

Subs Not Used: James, Wood.

Derby County: Fielding; Naylor, Buxton, Shackell, Roberts; Green, Bryson, Hendrick, B. Davies; S. Davies, Robinson (Tyson 79).

Subs Not Used: Severn, Bailey, Carroll, Thomas.


Writer:MikeC
Date:Sunday April 1 2012
Time: 2:10PM

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