Saturday, October 18, 2008

11-9 and that's the player count! City 2-0 Charlton

City cantered to my predicted "comfortable" win in front of 17,310 spectators at Ninian Park this afternoon, going two up before 2 red cards for second bookble offences saw the Addicts reduced to 9 men with 18 minutes (plus 5 added minutes) to play.

In truth, City did enough to win, but weren't commanding. Ross McCormack is the only City player looking like scoring at the moment, and his side footed opener after the Charlton 'keeper could only parry a long shot away settled some nerves, as the opposition were having the better of the possession.

McCormack also got the second in the 2nd half from a free kick just outside the area, after he had been scythed down, a foul that produced the first red card.

Once the second dismissal came, it was predictably all City, but in the 23 minutes they were 11 v 9 they managed 98% of possession, had only two (poor) shots on goal and nearly gave one away at the other end.

Frankly they should have blasted Charlton for several more goals, but were content to play "ole" football. As my mate said to me as we left, "If we miss a play-off place on goal difference, we'll look back to this game....."

Still, it's 3 points, along with a clean sheet and that's the main thing I suppose, but I can't help feeling we were short changed today.

C'mon City!

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