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Winning Easter weekends: 2006

When it comes to football, Easter means a double-fixture Bank Holiday weekend. But with no action taking place due to the COVID-19 outbreak we take a look back at some memorable City results from recent seasons.

This Easter Monday we rewind the clocks to the 2005/06 season with City on their way to promotion in League One.

Hartlepool United 1-2 Bristol City

Saturday, April 15th 2006
League One
Victoria Park
Attendance: 5,039

This match stands as the last meeting between these two sides, almost two years after that play-off semi final showdown.

And City were victorious again thanks to first half goals from David Noble and Alex Russell, though Eifion Williams struck for the hosts in the 83rd minute. 

Alex Russell

City 2-1 Oldham Athletic

Easter Monday, April 17th 2006
League One
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 12,779

City fought from behind to clinch the points, with Alex Russell having to keep his cool with a twice-taken penalty.

Ten minutes into the second half, Guy Branston was penalised for handball inside the penalty area and Russell's first spot-kick was brilliantly saved by Lee Grant, though he made no mistake with the retake.

Captain Steve Brooker then headed in the winner with 19 minutes remaining.

Steve Brooker