Banner image

Debut delight for Skeels

January signing Kiera Skeels made quite the introduction to life at Bristol City as the centre half headed the Robins into the final of the FA Continental Cup.

It was honours even at Twerton Park with little to separate the two side until the seventieth minutes as a short corner routine allowed Ebony Salmon to whip a dangerous ball into the box for Skeels to head into the back of the net.

The 19-year-old was named in the starting XI after arriving less than a week ago on deadline day from Reading and has made an instant impact.

“I can’t believe it! It’s something that I have always dreamed of, getting to a cup final so I can’t believe it has happened now,” said Skeels.

“I don’t really know what happened! I didn’t even see the ball go in the net and then people were just running towards me and celebrating, it was a great moment.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game tonight. We put a lot of work in during training to make sure we were ready, and we knew we were going to have to dig deep if we were to get to the final.”

The debutant put in a Player of the Match display at the back for City as she partnered Gemma Evans to a second successive clean sheet for the Robins, and City’s new signing was delighted she could help put her new team into the final at Vicarage Road.

“I’m so grateful for this opportunity to come in and help the team in any way I can. We all wanted to get over the line and get ourselves into the final and I’m delighted I could help the group achieve that,” she added.

“It’s massive for us. This could be a huge confidence boost for us moving forward. Coming in I could see how hard everyone is working to make it become a reality and this could really help us push on - we’ll give it our all in the final.

“Everyone has been so supportive since I have come in and I have loved being round all the girls – they’ve been great.”


Latest News

📻 Listen to Pearson on Sound of the City

📻 Listen to Pearson on Sound of the City

Posted: Monday, January 17th 2022

🎥The best of the Severnside Derby

🎥The best of the Severnside Derby

Posted: Monday, January 17th 2022

🎟 Bumper crowd expected in BS3

🎟 Bumper crowd expected in BS3

Posted: Monday, January 17th 2022

📣 Edwards joins Colchester United on loan

📣 Edwards joins Colchester United on loan

Posted: Monday, January 17th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

Supporters information: First Bus matchday travel
Rugby icon

Supporters information: First Bus matchday travel

A new ticket pricing structure will be in place on all First Bus operated services in Bristol from Sunday 23rd January onwards.

Posted: Monday, January 17th 2022 • Rugby

Supporters information: Scarlets
Rugby icon

Supporters information: Scarlets

Tickets are available for Bristol Bears' Heineken Champions Cup clash versus Scarlets on Saturday (5.30pm KO).

Posted: Monday, January 17th 2022 • Rugby

Highlights: DMP Sharks 7-48 Bristol Bears Women
Rugby icon

Highlights: DMP Sharks 7-48 Bristol Bears Women

Bristol Bears returned to winning ways in the Allianz 15s on Saturday, cruising to a bonus point 48-7 victory over DMP Sharks.

Posted: Monday, January 17th 2022 • Rugby

Bristol Flyers v Glasgow Rocks - SOLD OUT
Basketball icon

Bristol Flyers v Glasgow Rocks - SOLD OUT

Tickets for Bristol Flyers’ upcoming game against Glasgow Rocks have completely sold out.

Posted: Monday, January 17th 2022 • Basketball

Listen to episode 11 of the Bristol Flyers Podcast with Antwain Johnson
Basketball icon

Listen to episode 11 of the Bristol Flyers Podcast with Antwain Johnson

Episode 11 of the Bristol Flyers Podcast with Antwain Johnson is now available to listen on all on all major podcast providers.

Posted: Monday, January 17th 2022 • Basketball