Bristol City 1 Scunthorpe United 1
Report of match 14th January 2006
Reporter Iron-Bru @ Ashton Gate
United recorded their fifth League draw in a row, conceding a late equaliser after Andy Keogh had capitalised on a goalkeeping blunder to put them ahead.Striker Bas Savage scored his first goal in four years and rescued a dying game from boredom.
With his height and intricate footwork, he has quickly become a cult figure with Bristol City fans.
This was his 36th game for four different league clubs and City, having borrowed him from Coventry, have now signed him for the rest of the season.
His goal came just after the hour as he rose at the far post to meet a free-kick from David Noble deep on the right.
A downward header needed a little help from the woodwork on its way in.
But after just six starts for the West Country club, Savage is popular both with players and fans and was swamped with congratulations.
City went into the game knowing all about the threat from the two Iron strikers Billy Sharp and Andy Keogh who are the leading pair of scorers in League One.
Their homework had been done but they reckoned without the exuberance of their Brazilian keeper Adriano Basso.
With the game still warming up he had to deal with a fifth minute pass back. He had time to pick up but went for the kick and sent it straight to Keogh.
Basso was well off his line, the goal was open and Keogh duly collected his 12th goal of the season with an alert but simple finish.
The home side were knocked out of their stride and it took them a long time to recover.
Basso went on to make a significant save just before the break denying Sharp a goal at the far post from Keogh's clever cross from the right.
|Competition: Coca Cola League One Date: Saturday, 14th January 2006 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Ashton Gate|
|1 - 1||Scunthorpe U.
|12||Alex Russell (Skuse 46)||5|
|30||Bas Savage (Stewart 81)||6|
|11||David Cotterill (Wilkshire 74)||5|
|21||Cole Skuse (Russell 46)||5|
|14||Luke Wilkshire (Cotterill 74)|
|10||Marcus Stewart (Savage 81)|
|18||Dan Butler (Byrne 54)||5|
|14||Peter Beagrie (Torpey 80)||5|
|6||Cliff Byrne (Butler 54)||6|
|10||Stephen Torpey (Beagrie 80)|
|Bristol City cards shown|
|68 mins||Cole Skuse||Unsporting behaviour|
|Scunthorpe U. cards shown|
|66 mins||Andy Crosby||Unsporting behaviour|