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Nahki Wells helps Bristol City halt winless league sequence

Nahki Wells in action against Fulham in the FA Cup last weekend (Photograph by Bristol City FC)

Nahki Wells played his part as Bristol City halted a run of five Sky Bet Championship matches without a win with a 3-1 victory away to Rotherham.

The Bermuda captain had a hand in the opening goal after 14 minutes as Wes Harding inadvertently turned the ball into his own net when attempting to clear a searching cross into the box from Wells, but instead sliced the ball into the goal.

Rotherham hit back 11 minutes later after breaking on the counter-attack through Brooke Norton-Cuffy. He looped the ball into the box over Cameron Pring and picked out an unmarked Chiedozie Ogbene, who had a simple header in for his seventh goal of the campaign.

However, the visitors got themselves back in front swiftly after as Tommy Conway’s searching cross into the box from the left, found Joe Williams to tap in, sending his side into the interval with the advantage.

In a second half with few clear-cut chances, Rotherham goalkeeper Viktor Johansson produced an excellent one-handed save to palm away a low shot from Alex Scott that was heading towards the bottom corner in the 72nd minute.

However, from Scott’s resulting corner kick, Johansson was left with no chance as Pring rose to power a header home, wrapping up a welcome three points and just a third victory on the road this season for City, lifting them to 16th in the table.

Elsewhere, Reggie Lambe’s Stowmarket Town moved up to third in Isthmian League North Division table with a 3-1 victory away at Heybridge Swifts, extending their unbeaten league run to 14 games.

Jack Wilkinson opened the scoring midway through the first half for Town, but Heybridge, who started the game in third place, equalised through Ross Wall in the 63rd minute.

The visitors regained the lead through Marlon Agyakwa with 15 minutes remaining, before Ed Upson wrapped up the points with Town’s third goal four minutes from time to hand Heybridge their first home defeat of the season.

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Published December 13, 2022 at 7:45 am (Updated December 13, 2022 at 7:45 am)

Nahki Wells helps Bristol City halt winless league sequence

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