Sunday, January 27, 2008

FA Cup 4th Round: Hereford 1 - 2 City

Hereford had had a decent run in the cup, so this this was yet another potential banana skin for the Bluebirds away at Edgar Street. City's recent form though suggested that they should come through this match and get to the 5th round for the first time in 14 years.

The in form Paul Parry almost opened after the scoring after 3 minutes, but then the match settled, and Hereford kept the score 0-0 almost to the break when Kevin "Naughts" McNaughton drove in a shot from the edge of the box, giving him his first goal in Bluebirds colours - I wonder what you could have got on him scoring the first goal of the match?

On 65 minutes City doubled the lead when McNaughton was brought down in the box (what's he doing this far forward?) and Thompson, in for JFH coolly slotted home. City then looked to be cruising, but Hereford pulled one back with a quarter of an hour to go, and had a right go at City in the final minutes, but they held on, and are now in the bag for the draw for the 5th round tomorrow lunchtime.

So, do we now wish for a big tie with the prospect of a bumper payday and a great atmosphere or one we feel we can win? The Cup this year is as open as it's been for years, although the big 4 (Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool) are still all in there. I think at this stage I'd prefer Bristol Rovers at home, get to the quarter finals and then draw one of the big ones. Or maybe even the semis......I was only dreaming........

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