Five star City come from behind to tame Tigers

City came from a goal down to run out 5-1 winners against Gloucester City this afternoon at Twerton Park. It was a remarkable turnaround after the visitors had totally controlled the opening half hour, with City second best in every department. The Tigers deservedly led through Hall’s 24th minute goal, although it was a somewhat fortunate strike from a free-kick that eluded everyone to curl into the corner of the net. However, from their first real opportunity City levelled on 35 minutes, Opi Edwards evading several challenges on the edge of the area before cutting back and placing a shot past Hanon. Suddenly it was all City, Jack Compton struck the post with a 20-yard free-kick, Andy Watkins and Tom Smith both had shots that flew narrowly wide and Miles Welch-Hayes saw a cross bounce onto the top of the crossbar. Watkins was also fouled in the box only for the referee to wave away penalty appeals but from the resultant corner Welch-Hayes’s header had just enough on it to squirm past Hanon and give City the lead at the break. And they continued where they had left off after the interval. Gloucester put the ball straight into touch from the kick-off and City worked the ball from right to left where Jack Compton crossed for Smith to head firmly past Hanon to make it 3-1. Just before the hour mark City further increased their lead as Edwards’ cross was turned home by Antoine Semenyo after it had come back off the post via Cundy. Gloucester almost pulled a goal back a couple of minutes later, Parker lifting a shot over Luke Southwood but also the bar, and man of the match Semenyo completed the scoring on 81 minutes, dispossing Cundy before confidently firing past Hanon to round off City’s biggest Vanarama National League South win of the season.