Bristol City fan's column: Wins against Notts County and Stevenage make top half finish possible

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IT WAS a very satisfying Easter weekend for City fans with two wins out of two that now sees us in with a realistic chance of finishing in the top half of the League One table.

Firstly, on Good Friday we ran out 2-1 winners against Notts County before an Easter Monday trip to bottom of the table Stevenage ended in a convincing 3-1 win. That result condemned Stevenage to relegation back to League Two, whilst Notts County are still deep in relegation trouble despite a spirited display at Ashton Gate.

In truth, the Notts County game was one that we were lucky to win. The away side controlled much of the game and created the better chances.

However, in Sam Baldock City have a striker who is in unstoppable form at the moment and is now League One’s top goalscorer with an impressive 24 goals to his name.

Baldock netted twice in the County game before scoring again at Stevenage.

The performance at Stevenage was much better as this time it was us that controlled the game, and really should’ve scored more than three goals. Wade Elliott had opened the scoring before Baldock’s strike and Stephen Pearson completed the scoring for City in what was an excellent team goal.

Luke Freeman scored a cracking free-kick for the home side and I suspect he’ll be on the shopping list of a few clubs this summer – City included.

This Saturday (3pm) is City’s last home game of the season with Crewe Alexandra the visitors. Crewe are a point above the relegation zone and so will be desperate for a result of some kind.

The game will also be the last time City fans get to watch from the much loved East End as it is to be demolished at the end of the season and a larger, modern stand built in its place.

The new stand will be ready in time for the 2015/16 season and represents the first phase of the Ashton Gate redevelopment, which when finally complete will result in an increased stadium capacity of 27,000.

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