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That Was FAN-tastic - Ashton

Mark Ashton has thanked Bristol City’s travelling army for playing a key role in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Fulham.

More than 4,000 City fans watched Lee Tomlin score a 90th-minute winner from a delightful free kick, securing three vital points in the battle to beat the drop in the Sky Bet Championship. 

Ashton told bcfc.co.uk: “It was simply unbelievable. To have 4,000-plus supporters at Fulham was a fantastic effort alone, but that was just the starting point. 

“The noise, enthusiasm, passion and support gave the boys that crucial lift particularly in the second half. 

“I thought the team played particularly well in the second half and the fans played their part behind that goal. 

“I’m still being educated on the local nuances, and I loved the ‘Johnson says bounce around the ground’ song. It looked magnificent. 

“In sport we use the word ‘unbelievable’ too many times. It’s obviously an older stand at Fulham and at times I was concerned because I couldn’t tell whether it was the fans moving or the stand itself!”

He added: “I can’t thank the supporters enough for travelling to the game and most importantly for their relentless support on the day. They’re a credit to the football club and football in general. 

“From Lee, myself, the Board and Steve (Lansdown), we want to thank them all for Saturday – they truly played a major part in the win.” 

City now host bottom club Bolton Wanderers at Ashton Gate on Saturday in another crucial encounter, which is already close to selling out. 

“Having been here for two months now, and working at City previously, I know the fanbase is truly spectacular,” Ashton continued. 

“Since I’ve returned we’ve already seen it in full flow - the late winner against Middlesbrough stands out - the Gate was rocking. 

“It makes such a difference to the team and once we’ve got the West stand open next season, it will be immense. All we can ask is that supporters keep going and continue to give the lads everything in the final nine games...they genuinely make a difference.”

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