UK time is: 23:29:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff 2-2 Plymouth (report)

Cardiff City and Plymouth Argyle founght out their second see-saw draw of the season as a brace for Steve Thomspion for the home side and David Norris for Plymouth saw both teams take a point from the Boxing day clash.

Stephen McPhail and Riccy Scimeca both revovered from doubts to start but Alan Wright came in for the injured Kerrea Gilbert. There was a welcome return also for Willo Flood on the bench after a thigh strain.

Plymouth started much the better and caused havoc in the Cardiff defense just by walking slowly towards us. A succession of bad referring decisions broke the game up and what little fluency there was belonged to the visitors whose crisper passing and better confidence was on show.

The goal was inevitable and duly came on 34 minutes after a Barry Hayles pass found David Norris 10 yards out on the left to sweep home. The space was created after Darren Purse charged forward from defence without winning the ball, but the gap between he and McNaughton was too big and the midfield were bypassed far too easily.

Dave Jones obviously had a few choice words at half time as Cardiff came out a completely different side. The committment was back, and whilst some needless errors still punctuated the play, they looked capable of scoring again.

Cardiff got the goal they needed soon after break and it was STEVEN THOMPSON with his first since 17th October as he rammed home a Riccy Scimeca pass after good build up play by Cardiff. And on 52 minutes it was 2-1 to Cardiff as superb interplay found ledley on the right, he opted not to shoot but pulled back and the ball came to Kevin McNaughton who strode through 2 tackles on the edge of the area and with everyone baying for the sho, stood up a perfectly flighted cross to the far post with STEVEN THOMPSON waiting for the easiest of headed finishes.

The topsy-turvy game allowed David Norris to equalise after a another pass from the 'abrasive' Barry Hayles but Norris should not have beaten Alexander from such a tight angle, he was merely a yard inside the by-line when he shot.

Stephen McPhail had two chances to win it for City, sidefooting one oppurtunity and firing over with another. Roger Johnson also had a chance while Barry Hayles went just wide with a shot on the turn for Plymouth.

Darcy Blake and Willo Flood came on for Cardiff but they were unable to force another goal despite enjoying the majority of second half possession.

It was yet another point for Cardiff making it 4 draws in the last 5 games but at least Steve Thompson and the team are scoring again. Michael Chopra was off form yesterday withhis touch deserting him and frustration getting the better of the Geordie. When City get their 2 strikers firing together, they will be a much tougher opposition.




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 December 27 2006

Time: 11:04AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

TC Heading Back To France? (Friday August 1 2014)

New Then Exit For Mason (Thursday July 31 2014)

Squad List Includes Medel (Thursday July 31 2014)

Brayford Set For League Debut (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Jones Part Of Ole's Plans (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Jo Inge Berget Signs For Celtic (Monday July 28 2014)

Yeovil 1-4 Cardiff (Monday July 28 2014)

Defender Deal Unlikely (Sunday July 27 2014)

Campbell Completes Palace Move (Friday July 25 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

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Stephen Crainey Joins Fleetwood On One Year Deal
Wigan : 01/08/2014 22:18:00
LUFC Not looking good for Paddy Kenny
Leeds Utd : 01/08/2014 20:43:00
Winger agrees Boro deal
Middlesbrough : 01/08/2014 19:39:00
Benedicic to sign but Viviani looking elsewhere
Leeds Utd : 01/08/2014 19:00:00
LUFC Striker fit to face old club
Leeds Utd : 01/08/2014 17:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 37%
Fabio 4%
John 2%
Mutch 0%
Caulker 13%
Turner 4%
Daehli 26%
Whittingham 4%
Campbell 0%
Gunnarsson 2%
Bellamy 2%
Sub - Cowie 2%
Sub - Healey 2%
Sub - James 2%