Bristol City edge out Tamworth

Strikers Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Sam Baldock got new boss Steve Cotterill's reign off to a perfect start as Bristol City avoided a potential FA Cup banana skin with a 2-1 win at Tamworth.

Last Updated: 08/12/13 at 18:04 Post Comment

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas: Was among the goals for Bristol City

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas: Was among the goals for Bristol City

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Emmanuel-Thomas made it 15 goals for the season with a 25-yard thunderbolt before the break and Baldock's cool finish sealed victory, although Andy Todd pulled one back for the Lambs late on.

Tamworth survived an early scare as Tony Capaldi scrambled a fourth-minute Aden Flint header off the goal-line, but Emmanuel-Thomas' rocket broke their resistance nine minutes before the break.

The Sky Bet League One strugglers should have secured progress early in the second half, but Baldock fired two good openings wide and saw a goalbound shot denied by Capaldi's last-ditch block.

Baldock's industry created another chance as he blocked a clearance from Lambs keeper Cameron Belford but, with an open goal gaping, City forward Ryan Taylor steered wide from 30 yards.

City should have been made to pay for those misses soon after as Tamworth striker Justin Richards raced clear, but he fired wide with only Robins keeper Elliot Parish to beat.

Baldock seemed to have put the tie to bed in the 83rd minute, sprinting through to drill beyond Belford, and although Todd bundled home to give Tamworth a lifeline in the 90th minute, City held on.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

There are no results at present.

Footer 365

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli missing from Italy squad

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been left out of new Italy coach Antonio Conte's first squad.

Scottish Premiership: Dundee v Celtic team news

Team news for Sunday's Scottish Premiership cash between Dundee and Celtic at Dens Park (12:30 KO).

Premier League: Mark Hughes wants Stoke to push on after win at Manchester City

Mark Hughes has urged Stoke to push on in the Premier League after they stunned Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property