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Posted Monday, July 9th 2018

Bitton didn't make it easy for us - Paterson

Jamie Paterson says Bitton proved to be tough opponents for City in yesterday's (Sunday, July 8th) Community Match.

Paterson struck City's second goal in a 4-0 victory over the Ton, in a day which was all in aid of the South Gloucestershire club and Bristol City's Community Trust.

The Trust ran a five-a-side pitch and a penalty shootout, while there were plenty of other attractions and food to keep families entertained.

On the pitch, Matty Taylor got City up and running, before Paterson struck a sweet strike to double City's advantage just before half time. New signing Hakeeb Adelakun pounced to add the third, before Rory Holden struck the late fourth.

Speaking to BCTV as the day's events at the WDS Associates Legal Services Stadium came to a close, Paterson said: "It was great to see a lot of young fans around, enjoying themselves and it was busy once again, as it was against Bristol Manor Farm last year.

"There was still a game of football to be played, you still want to put on a show, we got the win but overall it has been a good day.

"Everybody was competitive, of course both sides wanted to win and no matter what the game, you want to show the fans what you can do and we got a good result in the end.

"Their goalkeeper (Dan Worton) did very well, he was in for a busy day and Bitton had some good players so it was not as easy a game as we probably would have thought it would be."

WATCH: PATERSON'S FULL POST-MATCH INTERVIEW

He added: "The kids had smiles on their faces, we had great weather and it carried on the mood from Saturday when England won their World Cup game! It was a real positive feeling."

Next up on City's pre-season schedule is a trip to Weston-super-Mare's Woodspring Stadium, which will host the "Johnson Cup" encounter with Cheltenham Town on Tuesday night (July 10th, 7.45pm kick-off).

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