Bluebirds stun City with A4 Derby win

City suffered a surprise home defeat against local rivals Chippenham Town at Twerton Park this afternoon. The relegation struggling visitors came into the game without an away league win this season and when Scott Wilson opened the scoring on 28 minutes it looked that dismal run would continue. However, the lead only lasted four minutes before two second half goals secured a first A4 Derby win for the Bluebirds since August 2017. City had enjoyed the better of the early exchanges without really troubling the Chippenham backline and as the half progressed the Wiltshire side began to get a foothold in the game. Despite this it was City struck first when former City keeper Henry failed to hold Rex Mannings’ low shot allowing Wilson to net the rebound. Four minutes later though Parsons headed a cross over Josh Gould to level the scores. After a scrappy start to the second half and the first of a number of long stoppages for treatment to visiting players City appeared to get caught cold at a corner where Hamilton rose highest to power a header into the net. Having come from two goals down in their FA Trophy success against Bromley last time out, City were not out of the game but Chippenham’s defence stood firm, their biggest scare coming from a Dan Hayfield shot into the side-netting with 20 minutes remaining. Then with three minutes left a quick counter attack saw Young ride several tired challenges before getting a shot away that Gould could only divert into the roof of the net to secure the win for the Bluebirds.