Date: 16th July 2017 at 7:50am
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An explosive six minute first half period proved the difference as Bristol City recorded a victory at Yeovil on Saturday.

Three goals in six minutes meant the Robins ran out 3-1 winners at Huish Park.

Bobby Reid’s impressive pre-season continued when he finished from close range to put Bristol City ahead on 22 minutes. Three minutes later Hordur Magnusson doubled the advantage before Reid completed his brace after a further three minutes.

The afternoon also saw Bristol City give first minutes to club record signing Famara Diedhiou, who was overshadowed by fellow forward Reid, as far as the goals are concerned.

Robins goalkeeper Frank Fielding couldn’t keep a clean sheet as he was beaten by Olufela Olomola’s late 25 yard effort as Yeovil had the final say.

City will now head off for a training camp in Tenerife.

Bristol City: Fielding, Pisano (Pack 66), Flint, Magnusson (Moore 57), Bryan (Golbourne 66), O’Dowda (Morton 85), Brownhill, K.Smith (J.Smith 85), Paterson (Edwards 78), Reid (De Girolamo 78), Diédhiou (Hinds 57).
Attendance: 2,636 (883 away).

Lee Johnson told the Official Website he was pleased with the afternoon’s work in Somerset once Bristol City got going with the fitness levels shown something that boss was happy about.

‘It was a good step forward. We looked fit, which is the most important thing in pre-season, and it was another jump in standard with Yeovil being a League Two team. The first 15 minutes were comfortable but too slow, so we got into a couple of the central midfielders to make them play forward early.’

Adding: ‘We`ve signed a £5m striker and we didn`t get him a touch for 15 minutes, but once we started getting the ball into the front two, for that 20-25 minute spell I thought we were very difficult to deal with. The third goal was fantastic.’

Reid’s double at Huish Park means he’s now scored five goals in four appearances during pre-season – form that Johnson’s very happy with as he was the early signs of a link up with Famara Diedhiou.

However, positive as the signs were, it isn’t to say Johnson isn’t looking at bringing in another forward.

Johnson said of Reid: ‘He`s been great. I`ve put him up front, which is something I`ve had a taste to do, and it means we don`t have to sign another one.’

Continuing: ‘Famara`s awareness was good. A couple of times we saw him roll the defender and we can see the athleticism in his leap and his stride pattern. He did very well and he wanted to stay on, but I don`t know enough about him and his body to do that at the moment. The lads certainly like him, which is key, and they`ve got a lift from a good player coming in.’

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