Points on the board, Website reaction

Last updated : 10 January 2004 By Michael Morris
After 9 mins the world had fallen in on Cardiff City. 5 defeats in a row and 2 - 0 down at home meant a tough time for the Bluebirds. Barely a minute gone and a corner from the left was not dealt with and Rotherham scored. 9 mins in and a cross from the right eluded Prior and Rotherham scored again. (Not Prior's fault, he was left exposed).

Rotherham had lost only one in the last 10, City had lost 5 in a row.

But how things change.

The Millers paid the price for putting 11 men behind the ball after taking a 2 goal lead.

After going 2 down Peter Thorne headed hope for Cardiff City with a goal on 24 mins and City were level on 38 mins when Graham Kavanagh fired the ball home from close range.

The first half was coming to a close when Robert Earnshaw scored his first goal in ages when he stepped in side the defence to secure a City win. Earnie latched onto a through ball, he went wide of the keeper, stepped inside his maker and rolled the ball into the empty net. A winner for City and potentially a goal for Earnie that will re-ignite his midas touch.

Paul Parry did well on his debut, a player willing to take on the last man and a player willing to go for goal.

The second half was a cakewalk for City I can't recall one serious effort on goal from Rotherham. If there was going to be a goal it was going to be from the side in Blue.

Three points was the goal and three points were won. Well done to City for coming from 2 goals down.

The win means City are only 5 points from the play offs and more importantly a huge 14 points from the relegation places.

A wonderful Saturday. A pint, a decent lunch, a 3pm kick off, a lift home and the obvious win that means I have a weekend to enjoy.