Following a rocky start for Gloucester City, smiles are back on the faces of our staff and supporters with two wins on the bounce, writes Tigers’ commentator, Ollie Williams.\r\n\r\nIt’s fair to say the opening few games didn’t have us setting off any fireworks with one win in the first five, but with back-to-back league wins, perhaps one or two can be forgiven for lighting up a Catherine Wheel.\r\n\r\nFollowing our draw with Alfreton, we met another side relegated from the National League in AFC Telford. The Bucks have had their fair share of troubles and hadn’t started at all brightly, showing in the game at Whaddon Road as City sprayed a host of chances at them but failed to find the net. However in the first half the deadlock was broken, as Joe Hanks’ free-kick eluded everyone and dropped into the visitors net.\r\n\r\nSome fine saves again from Jas Singh and solid defending saw us keep our second clean sheet of the season, and earn a vital three points.\r\n\r\nYet to be beaten at home, it’s away from home that we need to see the lads picking up points. Turning our ‘home’ into a fortress is one thing, but we need to pick up points away from Gloucestershire to see the side at the right end of the table. There really was no better place than Liberty Way against the undefeated Nuneaton Town to put it to the test.\r\n\r\nThe third time in a row the Tigers faced a side relegated from the National League last season, and many expected the Midlands side to run out the victors.\r\n\r\nThe first half saw a handful of chances for both sides but neither registered anything in the first period. The second half saw the hosts come into the game more, and Singh made some great saves to deny Nuneaton’s forwards, especially James Reid and former Premier League striker Marlon Harewood.\r\n\r\nIn the second half Cheltenham Town loanee James Bowen’s superb strike put the boys  ahead, before Singh made a tremendous double save to deny the ‘Boro’. As the final whistle sounded, it registered our first away win of the season.\r\n\r\nJames Bowen has immediately impressed this year, showcasing his ability as well as smashing home a goal at Nuneaton, proving of course to be the winner. Joe Parker has been unlucky with two goals this season chalked off for offside and I really think there’s a lot more to come from the lad now there are only 3 strikers in the squad.\r\n\r\nTim Harris will be happy with the start of the campaign, having already accumulated the same amount of points in August, as he did by November last season. With the right additions made, we could see a superb year for the men in yellow and black.\r\n\r\nFinally, it’s a shame to see such a great talent as Harry White depart the side, having joined Barnsley during the transfer window on deadline day. White had a superb record at Gloucester and his move will benefit the Tigers greatly, whilst having the opportunity to improve his career at Oakwell.\r\n\r\nWe now move on to AFC Fylde, who come down from the North West sitting just outside the play-offs with thirteen points. They will be stung following their 2-3 loss at home to Stockport County. We go into the game unbeaten at home and will want to keep it that way on Saturday.\r\n\r\nHowever we know how difficult opponents AFC Fylde can be, having played out a thrilling 6-4 defeat on the last day of the 2014/15 season and we’ll have to keep up the consistency of our last 2 performances to come away with (ideally) a win but tactically speaking Tim has got it spot on in the games against Telford and Nuneaton, granted the conditions played into our hands on Bank Holiday Monday but take nothing away from the managerial genius of Tim, Rosey and Ricco!\r\n\r\nHopefully there will be as many people there on Saturday as possible to roar the boys on to another superb 3 points!\r\n\r\nCome on you Yellows!\r\n\r\n@OllieWills01\r\n\r\nOllie Williams.\r\n\r\nFor highlights of Saturday’s game, visit our official YouTube channel.\r\n\r\n 

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