FOOTBALL is unpredictable and part of the reason we love it so much is the strange results it throws up.

City have played away from home twice in the past week at Colchester United and Doncaster Rovers, respectively.

On paper, you would have had us down to win at Colchester, who have a terrible se home record has been terrible all season, and struggle at Doncaster who lie just outside the League One play-off places.

But in fact, City had a first-half shocker and were defeated 3-2 at Colchester before putting in a much-improved display to beat Doncaster 3-1 at the Keepmoat.

The first half at Colchester was a horror show as bad as we’ve played all season.

To me, it looked like the players came out and thought they could brush the League One strugglers aside — we were complacent. Inside 26 minutes City were 3-0 down due to a catalogue of errors at the back.

The players looked like strangers. they had never played together before! As you’d expect, Manager Boss Steve Cotterill must have got stuck into the players at half time and they came out much improved in the second half.

Tavernier scored a freak goal from 45 yards, which was clearly meant to be a cross, before Flint headed home his sixth 6th goal of the season – a good return for a centre back. But City fell short of finding an equaliser and lost were defeated for the a fifth time this season.

I spoke only last week of our this team’s ‘bouncebackability’ and it was evident again this week as we followed up the Colchester defeat with an excellent win at Doncaster.

Freeman pounced from close range early on and City doubled their advantage before half time after Agard was brought down in the area, Cunningham converted the resulting penalty.

Donny hit back responded after the break with a cracking strike, from Main but City made sure of all three 3 points on 69 minutes when Wilbraham converted Cunningham’s cross.

Still top of the league, City welcome Rochdale to Ashton Gate on Saturday (3pm) before a visit to East London to face Leyton Orient next Tuesday (7.45pm).

Neither Rochdale or Orient are in particularly good form but, as we saw against Colchester, City cannot take any game lightly and a couple more wins would further strengthen our position at the top.

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