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Winning Easter weekends: 2014

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.

We start today, Good Friday, with the 2013/14 season where City were acclimatising to life in League One.

The Robins were in good form following the appointment of Steve Cotterill and would eventually go on to secure a mid-table position.

City 2-1 Notts County

Good Friday, April 18th 2014
League One
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 13,427

With the season drawing to a close and with only one defeat from City's previous nine matches, they prepared to take on Notts County in the Good Friday encounter.

Cotterrill's side were fortunate to escape with maximum points at home though it was the Robins who took an early lead through Sam Baldock’s 22nd league goal of the season. That was despite being on the back foot in the opening exchanges and it was a pattern that continued long after Haydn Hollis headed the visitors level just before the half-hour mark.

But, try as they might, County could not breach City’s Simon Moore for a second time in search of three vital points in the race for survival.

Instead, they shot themselves in the foot when keeper Bartosz Bialkowski’s air kick allowed Baldock to snatch victory with four minutes to go.

Stevenage 1-3 City

Easter Friday, April 21st 2014
League One
Lamex Stadium
Attendance: 2,901

City eased to victory on their first ever visit to Stevenage to send their hosts crashing down to Sky Bet League Two.

Goals from Wade Elliott, Sam Baldock and Stephen Pearson sealed the fate of the home team just two years after they were beaten in the League One play-offs.

Luke Freeman’s late free kick spoiled hopes of back-to-back away clean sheets, but did nothing to detract from the party atmosphere at one end of the Lamex Stadium.

Keep your eyes on the website this Easter Sunday, when we will look back at another six points over Easter from the 2011/12 campaign... 

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