BRISTOL City moved a step closer to promotion this week by beating a poor Crewe Alexandra side at Ashton Gate on Tuesday evening.

City were the better side throughout and once we had taken a 2-0 lead in the first-half, Crewe stopped playing and looked demoralised.

Wilbraham, who has been City’s talisman up front this season, opened the scoring on 32 minutes, tucking the ball away from a magnificent cross by Ayling on the right.

Then just before the break, a Pack corner was met by the head of Flint who scored his ninth goal of the season, quite incredible given he is a central defender.

The second-half was a cakewalk and Crewe look relegation candidates if this performance was anything to go by. JET (Jay Emmanuel-Thomas) put the icing on the cake late on with a special goal.

The tricky, big man danced around several opposition defenders before rolling the ball into the net to make it 3-0. City are now 11 points clear of second-placed Preston and 13 clear of Swindon in third.

Whilst both Swindon and Preston are in good form themselves, they are running out of games to catch City. Four wins and a couple of draws from City’s last eight matches will guarantee promotion but, in reality, a couple of wins will do it from here.

The atmosphere at Ashton Gate on Tuesday was buzzing, not only because of another win but also in anticipation of the club’s second appearance at Wembley this Sunday when City take on Walsall in the JP Trophy final (3.30pm).

Over forty thousand City fans are set to be in attendance and, with Walsall shifting close to thirty thousand tickets, the crowd should top seventy thousand.

City will certainly start the game as hot favourites to lift the Trophy for a third time, which would be more wins than any other club in the competition’s history.

Walsall are not in great form with just one win in their last eight league games, however they did give us a good game in a 1-1 draw at the Bescott earlier in the season.

Let’s hope City win the Trophy, although either way it will be a truly memorable day for all City fans watching from the stands!

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