Losing Start to the Year

Peter Taylor's tactics of seemingly playing for a 0-0 draw were working until the 72nd minute. Chris Billy's left wing free kick was headed in by Ian Lawson to make it 1-0, and there was no reply from City so the home side took all three points.

City line-up (4-4-2): Musselwhite; Joseph, Whittle (Dudfield 50), Anderson, Delaney; Regan, Melton, Ashbee, Holt; Green, Elliott (Alexander 69).
Un-used subs: Deeney, Smith, Webb.