Annis Abraham : Hell of a game with passion but inexperience showed


Derby County 2 Cardiff City 2
Cardiff City: Marshall ©, Brayford, Manga, Whittingham, Jones, Noone, Connolly, Gunnarsson, Adeyemi, Pilkington, Ralls. Subs: Moore, Le Fondre, John, Daehli, Guerra, Maynard, Morrison.

Crowd 27,251. Incl approx 1,500 Cardiff Fans.

After another week of turmoil at our club and a team left without not just a manager but his coaching staff, City travelled to Derby who are one of the favourites of the Championship.

City came out to a cauldron of noise created by the Derby fans, fair play they know how to make their stadium come alive.

City started with one up top, Kenwyne Jones.

City didn’t create much in the first half but limited Derby to very little and as an away team were well worthy of a half time draw.

The second half was much like the first with Derby pressing forward once again and then out the blue to the delight of the travelling City fans we took the lead through Aron Gunnarsson.

The next ten minutes City were all over Derby and another of last season’s players, Peter Whittingham, scored to make it 2-0.

It was now the Cardiff end making all the noise and believing we were going on to a great victory.

Derby had to take the game to City now, they had little to lose, and were soon back in the game pulling a goal back.

You could feel the inexperience was now starting to show and Derby were going to get back into it and they did with a hell of a strike to make it 2-2.

But fair play to City they didn’t just sit back and defend, both teams went for the three points in the final minutes.

When that whistle went we were more than happy for Scott Young, Danny Gabbidon, our players and of course us, the fans.

As fans including myself I honestly thought we might take a hammering today.

My man of the match Manga.

At the moment we have two very inexperienced caretaker managers but as they say experience comes in doing the job itself and if fans can fully support them no matter what who knows what future lays ahead.

For the first time this season I actually enjoyed the match and well done to the City fans for continually chanting Scott Young and Danny Gabbidon’s names.