Aussies Abroad: Huge result for Wright’s Bristol City

Bailey Wright’s Bristol City continued their incredible promotion push with a stoppage-time 2-1 win over fourth-placed Sheffield United in the Championship on Saturday morning (AEDT).

The Caltex Socceroos defender, who is Bristol’s captain, played the full 90 minutes as Aden Flint’s strike in the first minute of injury time made it three wins in a row.

The Robins led 1-0 at the break thanks to Jamie Paterson’s brilliant curling shot before the hosts replied early in the second half through top-scorer Leon Clarke.

United, who hit the woodwork three times in the match, then had John Fleck sent off for a second booking, giving Bristol City the edge to push for a late winner.

And that’s exactly what they did with giant defender Flint volleying in at the far post for his sixth goal of the season.

Wright’s side is earning a reputation as strong finishers, now scoring 11 goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season.

The result has consolidated Bristol City’s third spot on the ladder, just three points behind second-placed Cardiff City in the automatic EPL promotion spot.

Wright will be hoping his form can continue right through the season as he stakes his place for a spot in the Caltex Socceroos squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.