Thursday, April 09, 2009

Big, big win: City 4-1 Derby

The Bluebirds strengthened their hold on the Championship play off spots last night and kept their faint hopes of automatic promotion alive with a 4-1 win over Dery County. The Rams had the better of the opening exchanges, forcing several early corners before a glnacing Roger Johnson header from a free kick put City ahead on 16 minutes, and the score remained like that until half time.

After the break City began to dominate more without ever being fluent, and the pass of the season from Steve McPhail (a forward pass no less) slid in Gavin Rae who rounded the keeper to slot home the second and his first of the season. Jay Bothroyd added a third a few minutes later and that killed Derby off. Substitute Eddie Johnson added a fourth well taken when 1 on 1 with the keeper, before late Derby pressure forced an own goal of The same striker from a corner.

So the last floodlit game at Ninian Park saw City sign off with big win, statistically and metaphorically. The games come thick and fast this week, with an away match at Palace on Saturday followed by a home match against play off rivals Burnely on Easter Monday. 6 points from those two would be ideal.

Up the City!

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