Cardiff City Down Eagles - CCFC 2-1 CPFC
Cardiff City deserved to win but made life difficult for themselves as they overcame Cryystal Palace in a 2-1 victory.
Michael Chopra won and converted a penalty on the half hour but just minutes later scores were level following a Bluebirds corner. Palace keeper Flahavan collected and launched a long ball counter - Heaton dallied before colliding with McNaughton, the ball falling nicely for Scannell to hit home.
Despite their dominance, Cardiff were below par but regained the lead 8 minutes into the second half. Eddie Johnson won his header (as he did all afternoon) and Joe Ledley was on hand to fire home to his delight. Ledley had just returned to the field after the physio managed to un-dislocate his elbow.
Palace bossed midfield but offered next to no attacking threat - in truth they didnt deserve or look like equalising. Eddie Johnson was felled in the area for an injury time penalty but Chopra's effort was saved. Lawrence red carded for the last man challenge.
Back to winning ways for City, and true to form - it wasnt particularly pretty but it was three points.