Date: 10th July 2017 at 6:53am
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On Sunday, Bristol City fans at the Creek would have not only witnessed an 11-0 win over Bristol Manor Farm some would have been lucky enough to get a first glimpse of club record signing Famara Diedhiou.

Diedhiou wasn’t involved but he was in attendance at the annual Community Match.

In managing double figures this was the first time it had happened in the fixture but the win wasn’t the main thing for Bristol City, added form and fitness ahead of the new season even, a sell out 1,477 crowd was a great turnout.

Bristol City went into the break five up with Freddie Hinds, Eros Pisano, Bobby Reid, Josh Brownhill and Joe Morrell scoring.

Having changed the whole XI at half time the Robins kept scoring with Callum O’Dowda, Diego De Girolamo and Shawn McCoulsky each grabbing braces to round off an 11-0 victory.

Bristol City: Fielding (Lucic 46), Pisano (Vyner 46), Flint (Hegeler 46), Moore (Pierre 46), Bryan (Kelly 46), Brownhill (O`Dowda 46), Morrell (K.Smith 46), Pack (Golbourne 46), Andrews (Paterson 46), Reid (De Girolamo 46), Hinds (McCoulsky 46).

A proud Lee Johnson, putting the result aside and focusing on the game, told the Official Website what the day meant to him and Bristol City.

He said: ‘We are a family club and we should never, ever lose that. Days like the Community Match prove it; the players are more than happy to mingle with the supporters, who reciprocate with words of encouragement. It was a great day and a lovely atmosphere – there were 1,400-plus here in the blistering heat. Putting the result to one side, it`s great for Bristol Manor Farm that so many fans have come down and put money in the coffers. Hopefully they can get the new floodlights they want now.’

On the performance itself he added: ‘I was really pleased with the players. They had played 24 hours earlier in Guernsey don`t forget, flying in and out on the same day. You`re always learning about the players. The attitude from them was outstanding.’

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