UK time is: 17:33:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wurzels Strike Late To Halt Cardiff Progress

Cardiff City again conceded a disappointing late equaliser but it was a more enthusiastic and promising performance from the Bluebirds, still missing some important players.

Jay Bothroyd (virus) and Chris Burke (rib)were the notable absentees from our 'bset' XI while Adam Matthews was also recalled in place of Paul Quinn. Chopra came in for Jay while teenager Aaron Wildig did well in midfield.

On an icy pitch, and incredibly difficult conditions - it was a surprisingly open game. Alsough more reminiscent of FAW cup quality than FA, it was entertaining nonetheless and both teams duly tried to invoke a short passing game.

Although Bristol City hit the post, I though Cardiff City were the better team, more compact and committed though we failed to create clear cut chances. David Clarkson of Bristol City was woeful, while Ledley looked far more comfortable than of late.

Gavin Rae was withdrawn in the first-half to be replaced by Taiwo, the former Daggers man did pretty well and added to the midfield - an unlikely statement to make given his previous performances. A Wildig chipshot, and Chopra effort were City's best chances while McCormack was unlucky to be adjudged offside when clean through.

The introduction of Warren Feeney in the second half changed the game, although his 2 efforts were both scuffed he relished the bobbly pitch and showed his usual determination and work-rate. One such chase creeated the opening goal when he followed BCFC keeper Dean Gerken and pressured his clearance on the Cardiff right, the scuffed effort fell straight to Chopra who curled a lovely effort straight in from 30 yards and virtually the touchline.

Bristol applied some pressure but were largely kept out by the City defence and safe hands of David Marshall. However, in the last minute a pull-back found Nicky Maynard to square for the onrushing Cardiff City fan Gavin Williams, a good low finish from 20 yards but no-one was close enough to stop the shot.

Replay will be played Tuesday 19th Feb at CCS - tickets are now available priced 20 for adults.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 13 2010

Time: 3:02PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Connelly Signs Contract Extension (Wednesday October 1 2014)

No Marshall Surprise For Caretaker Duo (Wednesday October 1 2014)

Vital Report: Brighton 1 Cardiff 1 (Wednesday October 1 2014)

Stats: Brighton v Cardiff (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Vital Preview: Brighton v Cardiff (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Slade Announcement Expected Soon (Monday September 29 2014)

Win Is A Testament To Hard Work (Sunday September 28 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Sheff W (Saturday September 27 2014)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 1 Sheff Wed
Cardiff 2 - 4 Norwich
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Blackburn 10 4 2 4 -2 14
12. Leeds Utd 10 4 2 4 -2 14
13. Brentford 10 4 2 4 -3 14
14. Cardiff 10 3 4 3 0 13
15. Bournemouth 10 3 3 4 1 12
16. Millwall 10 3 2 5 -3 11
17. Rotherham 10 3 2 5 -4 11

Breaking League News

Symons Enhances His Reputation
Fulham : 02/10/2014 16:59:00
Wolves fluff their line
Wolves : 02/10/2014 16:11:00
Are Town Serious Promotion Material?
Ipswich : 02/10/2014 16:07:00
RUFC - Middlesbrough Tickets On Sale
Rotherham : 02/10/2014 13:03:00
Sagbo signing opens door for McAlinden
Wolves : 02/10/2014 12:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Brighton MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 100%
Brayford 0%
Ecuele Manga 0%
S Morrison 0%
Fabio 0%
Pilkington 0%
Adeyemi 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Daehli 0%
Jones 0%
Sub - Noone 0%
Sub - R Morrison 0%
Sub - Macheda 0%