Big week for Bristol sport

_83053849_bristol_rovers2Following Bristol City’s recent success of automatic promotion and being crowned League One champions; Bristol Rovers and Bristol Rugby have also had something to cheer about.

After a heart-breaking relegation to the conference last season, Bristol Rovers have fought their way back to the football league. Thousands of fans travelled to Wembley to watch their beloved Bristol Rovers defeat Grimsby in a nail-biting playoff final.

The excitement of the big game was quickly flattened when Grimsby took the lead after just two minutes of playing time through Lenell John-Lewis. Despite this, Rovers bounced back and tied the game after half an hour with a good strike from Welsh U-21 International, Ellis Harrison. After a nervy, goal-less second half and extra time period, Rovers finally defeated Grimsby 5-3 on penalties, to secure an instant return to League Two.

The players and staff are to take to the streets of Bristol next Monday 25th May for their open top bus parade. This is a great opportunity for fans to congratulate the players on their great achievement this year and celebrate with them. Well done Bristol Rovers!

In addition to this, Bristol Rugby are set to take on Worcester Warriors this week in their two-leg playoff final contest in an attempt to win promotion to the Premiership. The first game takes place on Wednesday 20th May at home and the second leg will take place a week later at Worcester. After narrowly losing out on promotion in 2010, 2012 and last year in 2014, Bristol are determined to beat Worcester and earn a place in the Premiership!

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