Date: 12th July 2008 at 4:16pm
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Bristol City went 1-0 down to an early goal directly from a free kick by ex-Bristol City player Darren Jones.

The first half saw City line up as follows with Gary Johnson promising games to 20 outfield players (10 in the first half and 10 in the second):

Chris Weale
Bradley Orr (without face mask)
Louis Carey
James Wilson
Brian Wlson
Ivan Sproule
Cole Skuse
Lee Johnson
Michael Barnes (Trialist from Manchester United)
Dele Adebola
Jennison Myrie-Williams

It is traditional for Bristol City to lose to Forest Green Rovers in a friendly, it happens every year and lulls opponents into thinking we are not good enough for league football.

Half Time Forest Green Rovers 1 Bristol City 0

Second half line up:

Chris Weale
Christian Ribeiro
Jamie McCombe
Liam Fontaine
Michael McIndoe (at left back!!)
Tristan Plummer
Kevin Betsy
Frankie Artus
Michael Barnes (replaced on 69mins by Jennison Myrie-Williams)
Steve Brooker
Lee Trundle

City get their equaliser through with a trademak turn and finish from Steve Brooker.

Full Time Forest Green Rovers 1 Bristol City 1

Many thanks to Chessels Chick, live from the New Lawn, and various other members of the One Team In Bristol forum for their contributions to this article.

 

2 Replies to “Forest Green Rovers v Bristol City”

  • Indeed. But an improvement to losing 4-1 there this time last season. Johnson tries to cover every position and therefore has his “first first team” and his “second first team”. As this was the first friendly that was what was being tested. A few players weren’t available and a few new signings. It will be another successful season in BS3 and you heard that here first.

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