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Bristol City 2-1 Colchester United

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill
Steve Cotterill's side are one of five teams with 100% win records in League One

Aaron Wilbraham made it three goals in two league starts as Bristol City came from behind to beat Colchester.

The visitors took the lead in the ninth minute when George Moncur tapped home Sean Clohessy's low cross.

But City hit back just after half-time with Greg Cunningham crossing for Wilbraham to convert.

And the striker was on hand again in the 68th minute to head in a Wade Elliott delivery to make it two wins from two for the Robins.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Cotterill on Bristol City v Colchester

"It was a hard-earned three points in the end. It's always difficult when you go 1-0 down at home.

"To show character to come from behind to win the game, I think that takes a lot more effort.

"I'm obviously pleased with the win and it's been a good start for us but there's nothing to get carried away with yet."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 2Little
  • 8ElliottSubstituted forWagstaffat 88'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forPackat 65'minutes
  • 17CunninghamSubstituted forEl-Abdat 65'minutes
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 9Baldock

Substitutes

  • 6El-Abd
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 13Richards
  • 20Burns
  • 21Pack
  • 23Bryan

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 20Clohessy
  • 26Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 3Gordon
  • 8Gilbey
  • 15Bean
  • 21MasseySubstituted forVoseat 72'minutes
  • 11Sears
  • 24MoncurSubstituted forSzmodicsat 69'minutes
  • 9IbehreSubstituted forHolmanat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Holman
  • 12Lewington
  • 25Vose
  • 27Bonne
  • 28Szmodics
  • 30Curtis
  • 35O'Donoghue
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
11,626

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 2, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Colchester United 1.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bristol City).

Dan Holman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Scott Wagstaff replaces Wade Elliott.

Foul by Luke Ayling (Bristol City).

Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sean Clohessy (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

Attempt missed. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Dan Holman replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Dominic Vose replaces Gavin Massey.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces George Moncur.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 2, Colchester United 1. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Wade Elliott with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Attempt blocked. Korey Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Freddie Sears (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Pack replaces Luke Freeman.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Adam El-Abd replaces Greg Cunningham.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Sean Clohessy.

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Korey Smith (Bristol City).

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Colchester United 1. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Greg Cunningham.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City22004226
2Chesterfield22004226
3Peterborough22004226
4Fleetwood22003126
5Crawley22002026
6Preston21105144
7Port Vale21104224
8Bradford21103214
9MK Dons21016513
10Doncaster21014313
11Leyton Orient21014313
12Swindon21013213
13Gillingham21014403
14Coventry21013303
15Barnsley21012203
16Walsall20201102
17Colchester201134-11
18Notts County201112-11
19Oldham201135-21
20Crewe200224-20
21Rochdale200213-20
22Sheff Utd200213-20
23Yeovil200205-50
24Scunthorpe200217-60
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