This was a poor match with next to no chances. Martins, although clearly not sharp, looks like a decent player though.
No one really played well today despite McLeish’s commendable attacking formation. We huffed and puffed but created nothing. Stoke had a few half chances but were poor too.
We should have had a penalty in the 2nd half. The ball came over first it was tapped down by the hand of a Stoke defender and then a shot fired clearly hit Huth on the hand and the cheat, sorry BIG CHEAT, went down holding his face. The ref was conned, (mind you not surprising – Halsey has to be the worse ref on the circuit. I wouldn’t put him in charge of the West Devon U11’s!
This match had 0-0 all over it until the last minute of added on time and a shot re-bounding of the goalkeeper fell to Jerome who chipped it over and Zigic headed in the winner again. We didn’t deserve it, but we will take it.
With all the sides below us dropping points, we move to 14th still with games in hand.
Newcastle on Tuesday, on my birthday – so another 3 points would be ace Blues. (I reckon we’re 12 from definite safety).