A long-awaited win sees morale shoot up in the Blues camp, what player stood out in this excellent victory?
Neil Etheridge 7 (GK)
The Filipino Goalkeeper has done an amazing job in between the sticks this season and his opening save to deny O’Dowda is up there with the best we’ve seen in quite some time.
Maxime Colin 7
This was exactly Max’s type of game, he was allowed to express himself and get crosses in going forward, whilst also standing strong at the back including a magnificent goal line clearance.
Harlee Dean 7.5 (C)*
An incredible performance from the Blues Skipper. He was part of a formidable defence that left very few gaps for Bristol; recovered from Sunjic’s mistake and got a goal to cap off his game.
Marc Roberts 6
One of the slightly worse performing players today. Although he made quite a few important clearances, overall he was sloppy in possession and let his man get away from him a couple of times.
George Friend 7
Another strong performance from the veteran defender. He made steaming runs going forward at every opportunity and was also one of the standout players in defence.
Maikel Kieftenbeld 6.5
After his two starts this season, Kief will feel very hard done by if he is left out in midweek. He drastically increases the pace in midfield whenever he gets the chance and certainly improves the team when he’s in it.
Ivan Sunjic 6.5
The Croat was overshadowed in midfield by his Dutch teammate. He gave the ball away on a few occasions and looked below par compared to Kieftenbeld. He did look to go forward when on the ball.
Jon Toral 6
It must be said that Toral is probably the only player that didn’t make much of an impact on the game. Very little can be said about his performance and that’s not ideal for a player that should be at the heart of this team.
Ivan Sanchez 7
The tricky winger caused a fair few issues for the Robins backline. He looked to create things when he was on the ball and had a previously unseen side of aggression when he went back to support the defence.
Jeremie Bela 7
Jeremie Bela is one of the most talented players this club has seen in quite a few years. He hosts an abundance of dangerous attributes, all of which were used today.
Scott Hogan 6
You would think that with the more attacking drive from Blues, Hogan would’ve been one the better players but that’s not the case. He was offside on two or three occasions and never really got himself in the right area of the box to cause issues.