'Peter Thorne is magic!' This famous chant certainly rang from the Bluebirds support at Ninian Park and Ashton Gate as the prolific forward's deft headed goal separated the Severnside rivals over a two-legged play-off semi final in 2003.
Tuesday, 13 May 2003: Bristol City 0-0 Cardiff City (Cardiff City win 1-0 on aggregate)
Bristol City: Phillips, Carey, Butler, Coles, Hill (Beadle, 78), Murray, Burnell (Amankwaah, 70), Doherty, Tinnion, Roberts (Lita, 60), Peacock. Subs Not Used: Stowell, Bell.
Cardiff City: Alexander, Weston (Croft, 37), Prior, Gabbidon, Barker, Boland, Kavanagh, Whalley, Legg (Bonner, 76), Thorne, Earnshaw (Campbell, 86). Subs Not Used: Margetson, Bowen.
Saturday, 10 May 2002: Cardiff City 1-0 Bristol City (Goal-Scorer: Peter Thorne)
Cardiff City: Alexander, Weston, Gabbidon, Prior, Barker, Boland, Kavanagh, Whalley, Legg, Thorne, Earnshaw. Subs Not Used: Margetson, Croft, Bonner, Bowen, Campbell.
Bristol City: Phillips, Carey, Butler, Coles, Hill, Bell, Doherty, Burnell, Murray, Peacock, Roberts. Subs Not Used: Beadle, Tinnion, Stowell, Amankwaah, Rosenior.