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Tiger Roar - An unofficial Gloucester City AFC Website

City of Gloucester
coat of arms
Welcome to Tiger Roar, an unofficial website that aims to promote everything good about Blue Square North side Gloucester City.

Online since the summer of 1998 the website has grown beyond belief and includes close to a thousand pages encompassing past and current player profiles, historical articles, videos clips, match reports, top quality photographs and in the City Open Forum, one of the most vibrant discussion boards around.

Following the catastrophic floods of July 2007 the club were forced to abandon their stadium at Meadow Park and play for a season at Forest Green. Two seasons followed at Cirencester Town before the club moved again for the 2010/11 campaign. Admission costs are 12 for adults, 6 for concessions, and free for Children of 10 and under accompanied by an adult. Directions to the ground can be found here.

The Tigers won promotion from the Southern League in May 2009 and under the guidance of ex-Bristol Rovers striker David "Boris" Mehew will look to consolidate their position this season.

With a team made up of the best players from the Gloucester and Bristol area including defender Michael Green, midfielder powerhouses Lewis Hogg and Adam Connolly plus forwards Charlie Griffin and Adam Mann come and support your local team to glory in the Conference North.


Photo Galleries of recent Gloucester City matches

City v's Brackley Town (26/12/14)
City v's Guiseley (15/11/14)
City v's Solihull Moors (28/10/14)
City v's Forest Green Rovers (25/10/14)
City v's Staines Town (14/10/14)
   Paulton Rovers v's City (27/09/14)
Cirencester Town v's Chesham United (20/09/14)
City v's AFC Fylde (13/09/14)
Guiseley v's City (31/08/14)
Oxford City v's City (25/08/14)


The latest news and events from Tiger Roar
 

Monday March 23rd 2015  
Matt Williams
wonder goal

A point is better than nothing I suppose but again having taken the lead City couldn't hold it as Bradford equalised to deny the Tigers a much needed victory.

Defender Matt Williams had given Tim Harris' men a half time lead with a superb strike on the run before Chib Chilaka grabbed the leveller midway through the second half.

The point lifts City out of the relegation zone.

City : P.White, Green, Jones, M.Williams, Avery, Connolly, Bowen (Modest 77), Webb, H.White (Diop 84), Kabba, Thompson (H.Williams 77). Subs n/u : Richards, Orenuga

Report

Saturday March 21st 2015  
Harry White
City scorer

Let's just forget that this happened and concentrate on the eight Cup Finals we've got between now and the end of the season eh?

Our destiny is in our own hands, albeit against some very good teams and it might all end with an away game behind a pub in Lancashire with one team needing to win to stay up and the other to win the league!

We took the lead today; Harry White rifled home from close range after a scruffy game of pinball in the six-yard box but Paul White spilled a free kick and was punished before they won the game late in the second half.

Let's just put it all behind us.

City : P.White, Green, Jones, M.Williams, Avery, Knowles, Bowen (Staley 83), Webb, H.White, Kabba, Thompson (Diop 82). Subs n/u : Connolly, Orenuga, H.Williams

Report - First Two Goals

Saturday March 14th 2015  
Sahr Kabba
hit post

As much as last week's results went our way the precarious nature of our position was highlighted by Colwyn Bay's shock win at home to Tamworth as we fell to an unlucky defeat at the hands of Boston United.

Boston have takken teams apart at their will. They didn't do it to us but they still won. And we lost.

We played well. Worked hard and frustrated a team who always seem to do well and are themselves heading towards a berth in the playoffs.

City pretty much had six at the back to try to cope with them and the offset of this was a lean afternoon for the strikers. The closest we came to scoring was a great turn and shot by Sahr Kabba as half time approached.

Boston were restricted to few chances too but having been denied by a great save from Paul White in the first half Boston striker Mark Jones wasn't going to miss when James Bowen mishit a clearance into his path.

Super. Smashing. Great.

Not.

City : P.White, Green, Jones, M.Williams, Avery, Knowles, Bowen (Diop 82), Webb, H.Williams (White 65), Staley (Orenuga 71). Subs n/u : Richards, Connolly

Report - Tim H Interview - Boston Goal


Saturday March 7th 2015  
Adam Connolly
shot from distance

This could've been so much worse. Harrogate has never been somewhere that we've done well, despite their constant failure in the face of spending loads of money they always seem to beat us up there as they did today.

Despite playing well and creating chances the home side took a two goal second half lead before Sahr Kabba pulled one back as he slotted home the rebound from Adam Connolly's shot.

However, the defeat was effectively rendered meaningless with everyone except bottom placed Hyde losing meaning that we're one game closer to the end of the season with that five point cushion intact.

It does now mean that the game at Stalybridge in a fortnight will define our season!

City : P.White, Williams (Hamilton 69), Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga (Modest 69), Webb, Diop, Connolly (H.White 46), Staley. Subs n/u : Richards, Rivers

Report

Sunday March 1st 2015  
Ross Staley
consolation goal

What can you say after such an embarrassing scoreline?

The last time we lost 1-7 at home was against Bedworth in 2001. Make noi bones about it, we were shit back then. We aren't now. Before the game there was talk of a win against Oxford taking us back up into fourteenth place. After the game the table just doesn't look at all pretty.

To be fair the omens were bad. I paid 2.50 for a programme and then dropped it into the urinal within minutes. It was a bad start to a bad day.

The team selection was very defensive for a home game, 4-5-1 and to go in 1-4 down at half time probably suggested that it didn't work. We only lost the second half 0-3 and we have goalkeeper Paul White to thank for keeping it to seven. We could've seriously lost by double that.

Ross Staley's glancing header which crept in at the far post saw us equalise within a minute of Darren Pond's unstoppable drive but Tom Winters leathered home an angled drive from the left hand side to put them back in front.

When has Winters not scored against us?

Within a couple of minutes of that goal they scored with a header from a corner, White stayed on his line when in hindsight he might've come out to claim it but what seemed the games turned point happened just before the break. Femi Orenuga was denied by a superb point blank save but really should've scored and they went up the other end and grabbed their fourth when no-one dealt with a centre across the face of goal before it was squeezed in from a narrow angle.

A change of formation at half time probably helped but it still didn't stop them scoring.

However it was the nature of all three goals, each one of them out of the top drawer which would raise concern. Each shot found the top corner giving White no chance and it could've been worse, they had one ruled out for offside too.

We simply have to improve. There are eleven games left and some of those are against better teams than Oxford!

City : P.White, Williams (Hamilton 69), Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga (Modest 69), Webb, Diop, Connolly (H.White 46), Staley. Subs n/u : Richards, Rivers

Report - Tim H Interview - Highlights


Saturday February 22nd 2015  
Billy Jones
scored again


Ross Staley
impressed

A bit of a disappointing afternoon at Whaddon today with City struggling to create anything against a Colwyn Bay team who seem to have the Indian sign over them, having to eventually settle for a point thanks to another Billy Jones penalty.

Their 1-3 win in Wales in November was the last time that they'd won and when Obi Anouro glanced home a free kick midway through the first half it looked like it might be their next one.

The goal had come minutes after Lewis Hall had been crudely taken out of the game after running three quarters of the pitch by Mike Wilson's body check. Jones' free kick was stright out of the top drawer but hit the bar and bounced down but was cleared away to safety.

Whilst Hall went off nursing a shoulder injury the City fans were given a first look at new signing Ross Staley. He looked good, crossing early with his left foot. We haven't had many wingers who could do that over recent years. Now all it needs is for the strikers to read them!

City improved in the second half and were eventually rewarded when Tom Webb was fouled. It was a strange one because it was simply a kick, with the sound of the challenge accompanying it. Both players went to ground feeling the effects of it as the referee pointed to the spot, from which Billy made no mistake.

Femi Orenuga had a shot turned onto the post late on but some things in life are destined never to be. If Bay fail to improve they'll go down and we'll probably never have the chance to beat them again!

City : P.White, Hamilton, Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga, Webb, H.White (Connolly 88), Modest (Diop 55), Hall (Staley 36). Subs n/u : Richards, James

Report - Tim H Interview - Goals

Colwyn Bay's Obi Anouro minces around as headless City keeper Paul White claims the ball
Colwyn Bay's Obi Anouro minces around as headless City keeper Paul White claims the ball

Saturday February 14th 2015  
Chris Knowles
equalised

A tremendous win for City at playoff hopefuls Chorley has seen City put a good distance between themselves and the dreaded twentieth place.

Former Halifax striker James Dean put the home side ahead early doors before Chris Knowles was in the right place at the right time to equalise after Jack Harris had headed against the crossbar.

The winning goal came with twelve minutes to play when Chorley defender Andy Teague put through his own goal from a Billy Jones set piece.

The small band of travelling City fans were delighted, even if Chorley manager Garry Flitcroft wasn't!

City : P.White, Green (Modest 46), Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Connolly, Webb, H.White (Griffin 90+2), Orenuga (Diop 62), Hall. Subs n/u : Richards, Staley

Report

Saturday January 31st 2015  
Harry White
brought down


Femi Orenuga
nutmegged keeper

At 3.10 this afternoon what had been a home banker was turned on it's head when home debutant Sahr Kabba stupidly reacted to a shove from a Lowestoft defender and got himself sent off.

There was an aire of disbelief but acceptance as Kabba made the long walk back to the dressing rooms. Fear not though, the team from the most easterly point of this fair isle didn't seem interested in winning a football match and at no point looked like winning.

Harry White ran himself into the ground once his strike partner had gone off and deserved a goal for his efforts but only he will know how he managed to sidefoot over from inside the six yard box after Femi Orenuga had put the ball on a plate for him.

There was excitement as Tom Webb went into a crunching tackle and some might argue he could've been sent off. He was only booked but Lowestoft the winger did his best to earn him a second yellow when he went down holding his ankle like it had been snapped in two when Webby merely scratched an itch. Proper cheat that 11, he should be ashamed of himself and his unsporting antics.

White played a major part in the opening goal however when he stole a march on the Lowestoft back line and nipped in in front of the keeper who couldn't avoid blocking him. Only a yellow card though and the City fans were incensed. Fortunaltey Billy Jones was super cool with his penalty and surprisingly ten man City took a lead into the break.

Just under ten minutes into the second half the numbers were evened up when ponytailed Lowestoft midfielder Lee Smith flew in with two feet on Chris Knowles.

It got better as Orenuga and the impressive Lewis Hall combied to turn a Lowestoft set piece into a counter attack which Femi finished by shooting through the keepers legs to double the lead. The T-End sang "I'll bet you wish you were sent off" as the goalkeeper had nowhere to hide from his monumental cock-up!

They offered nothing. The game was won with that goal and that usual incomftable half hour from just before half past four just didn't happen as the Tigers played the game out at a sedate pace.

City : P.White, Green, Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga (Connolly 68), Webb, H.White (Diop 78), Kabba (s/o 10), Hall. Subs n/u : Richards, Griffin

Report - Tim H Interview - Hall Interview - Highlights

It's a long and lonely walk for Sahr Kabba as he gets sent off against Lowestoft
It's a long and lonely walk for Sahr Kabba as he gets sent off against Lowestoft

Tuesday January 28th 2015  
Paul White
misjudged header



City : P.White, Green, Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga (Diop 72), Webb, H.White (Griffin 86), Kabba, Hall (Connolly 56). Subs n/u : Rivers, James

Report - Tim H Interview - Highlights

Saturday January 24th 2015  
Femi Orenuga
another penalty


Billy Jones
scored from spot

Just two games ago there was a four point gap between City and safety. Two wins later we're easily out of the relegation zone. Life is like a pendulum at the bottom of the table.

New signing Sahr Kabba wasted no time in introducing himself to the City faithful, he opened the scoring with his first touches in just the second minute, however Hyde pegged us back with an equaliser just ten minutes later.

Both sides had goals ruled out for offside before Harry White forced the ball home on the stroke of half time to nicely bookend the half for Tim Harris' team.

Instant hero Kabba grabbed his second and City's third when he capitalised on a mistake from the Hyde defender who failed to deal with what turned out to be a perfectly weighted long pass from Sam Avery.

It got better as Femi Orenuga was fouled for the second time in two games to give City *another* penalty, which Billy Jones despatched with aplomb, that despite Kabba wanting it for his hat-trick. Didn't he watch the Everton game the other night?!

Four goals. Only the second time we'd recorded that scoreline this season, both away from Whaddon Road.

Did it matter that they pinched one back at the end? Nah.

Watch out Hednesford, we're coming to get you!

City : P.White, Green, Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga (Griffin 80), Webb, H.White (James 86), Kabba (Connolly 76), Hall. Subs n/u : Richards, Diop

Report - Tim H Interview - Kabba Interview - Highlights

Sunday January 18th 2015  
Femi Orenuga
won penalty


Nathan Modest
acrobatic finish

"Penalty, Penalty, we're the famous Gloucester City and we've got a Penalty".

Not referring to our favourite mishap prone supporter, we actually got a spot kick, our first since the opening day of the season.

It came at a good time too, with City a goal up against local rivals Worcester City, because when Billy Jones coolly slotted it past Nathan Vaughan it pretty much meant that the three points were in the bag.

As well earned as they were it's written that we always beat Worcester isn't it!

Tim Harris men had taken the lead in the first half when Nathan Modest finished like an acrobat and new signing Femi Orenuga won the penalty, well, was stupidly scythed down by Vaughan giving the referee no option but to point to the spot.

Those three points put us back in touch with the pack of clubs chasing relegation now and a victory at Hyde on Saturday would be simply wonderful.

City : P.White, Green, Jones, Harris, Avery, Knowles, Orenuga (Connolly 86), Webb, H.White (Griffin 90+2), Modest (James 90+3), Hall. Subs n/u : Richards, Rivers

Report - Tim H Interview - Knowles Interview - Goals

Nathan Modest celebrates his acrobatic opening goal against Worcester
Nathan Modest celebrates his acrobatic opening goal against Worcester

Saturday January 10th 2015  
Nathan Modest
sent off



City : P.White, Green (Modest 82), Jones, Harris, Avery, Connolly, Hall, Webb, Griffin (James 66), Parker, White. Subs n/u : Knowles, Richards, Rivers

Report - Interview - Goal & Red Card

Joe Parker rounds the Gainsborough keeper but can't find a finishing touch
Joe Parker rounds the Gainsborough keeper but can't find a finishing touch

Sunday January 4th 2015  
Jas Singh
farewell


Harry White
well taken goal

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not normally one to wank off over attendances, I believe that you can only affect a crowd by being +1 and bringing yourself. I know for a City the size of Gloucester ours are beyond appalling, this isn't about that.

Generally we have a decent travelling support, even when we're doing badly, which is more often than not the case at the moment, we took around about a hundred supporters to Brackley on New Years Day, that was after they brought maybe a quarter of that to Cheltenham a week earlier. No complaints there, they tried.

However, today North Ferriby brought no paying supporters. None.

We took a coach up there last season. They put no money over our turnstiles today. You'd think for a team with aspirations of Conference Premier football they'd have people willing to give a shit enough to follow them, but no, they're just a pointless bankrolled village team financialled aided by someone with too much money.

Other than the lack of support, there was a game on too. Young Harry White scored his first goal at home with a skillful turn and shot but the day was marred by a late, late equaliser when Jas Singh, with probably his last act in a City shirt was caught off of his line by a looping header that was bundled home after it had come down off the crossbar.

You could hear a pin drop in the ground.

City : Singh, Green, B.Jones, Harris, Avery, Connolly, Hall (Groves 82), Webb, Griffin, Parker (Modest 89), White (Lucas 71). Subs n/u : Richards, Hamilton

Report - Photos - Interview - Goals

Harry White scores for City against North Ferriby today
Harry White scores for City against North Ferriby today


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