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Extra special to net derby winner - Flint

Aden Flint says it was "extra special" to grab the winning goal in City's 2-1 home win against Cardiff City on Saturday.

The defender met Hordur Magnusson's long throw with a powerful header to score his fourth goal of the season.

Callum O'Dowda had earlier put the Robins ahead before Omar Bogle equalised just before half-time. Bogle was then dismissed for a two-footed tackle on Marlon Pack, leaving Flint to nod the winner against ten men.

City's 2-1 win extends the unbeaten run to four games in all competitions.

Flint told BCTV: "It's great to score the winner in any game but it's extra special in the Severnside derby.

"We felt we owed Cardiff one because they've beaten us on a couple of occasions in the last couple of seasons, so we are delighted to get all three points.

"It means a lot to us and, like I said we owed them that. It is nice and I am delighted to get the winning goal. It's three points and a great week for us."

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Flint added: "It was great to take the lead, but we were disappointed not to go into half-time with that lead. We remained focused, did what we needed to do and played a bit more in the second half.

"It was a long throw from Mags and a headed goal that has won us the game. I'm sure they won't be happy about that but we will take it.

"We went into the last international break on a high. We came back and started a bit slow but I think the results have been positive. Obviously we lost against Leeds United but we reacted with three wins in the league against good teams and teams around us, so it's been a good week.

"All runs have to come to an end. We were disappointed with the manner in which we lost to Leeds. It was a below-par performance from us but we have started another run and hopefully we can try and beat that last one."

Flint held up a City shirt after his winner, which he dedicated to City director Doug Harman's grandson, Ben Pritchard, who is being treated at Children's Hospice South West.

"He's in a bad way down at the Children's Hospice so the boys have been down to see him this week," Flint continued.

"Wwe thought it was fitting to show the shirt. Callum was supposed to do it for the first goal and he forgot in all the jubilation so we did it. He's been an avid supporter of us, he has been to the training ground and we know how much he means to us so it's nice to get a goal and a win for him today."

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