First of all Les,Eimear,
I am still very confident that things will still turn out fine for both your teams
2 goals in the 2nd half
Well done to Lokeren - I see that David Janczyk scored again and Yoav Ziv too
I am very pleased that Ireland won the Grand Slam in the rugby,a dramatic finish. Craig and I listened to the game on the way home,Craig was pretty ecstatic
We're gonna watch the game properly tomorrow,we recorded it.
Our game vs Birmingham. Unbelieveable. First thing to say was that I was in amongst 2,000 Norwich fans who had made the trip(almost double the number that was expected)
We played really well,I can honestly say Birmingham were very fortunate to get away with a point,they scored against the run of play when they were gifted a goal courtesy of our keeper, David Marshall,who dropped a cross. He was then was impeded as Cameron Jerome rolled the ball into an empty net - the refere let the goal stand
We had the ball in the net as early as the 4th minute of the game when central defender Jason Shackell headed in,but he was offside
Alan Gow looked lively yet again,and had 3 attempts at goal in the 1st half.
The decisive moment for Norwich came after a trip by Carsley on Mooney gave the Canaries their own free-kick just a few yards outside the penalty area and it produced a superb equaliser through Clingan after 53 minutes. Simon Lappin(who was playing his first game for 18 months):worhsip: initially stood over the ball with Sammy Clingan but he then left it to his fellow midfielder to strike a perfect, curling right-foot shot past Taylor for his fourth goal of the season.
It took Birmingham 67 minutes to win their first corner
There were appeals for hand-ball by from our fans as Gow tried to turn onto a throw-in from Bertrand but the official was unmoved and, as the visitors continued to threaten, Gow brought Taylor into action with a well-struck volley. When play resumed, a long throw into the Norwich area was flicked on by Jaidi but Shackell was in the right place to head clear.
With 8 minutes left in the game we were finally under some pressure and Jon Otsemobor conceded another corner, cutting out a cross from Sinclair. Doherty got his head to Larsson's kick and the ball went out for a throw-in by the right corner flag.
As the minutes ticked away, Otsemobor made a couple of important headed clearances and then the pressure was relieved when Norwich won a free-kick after Gary Doherty was fouled. Marshall then produced an excellent save
,tipping over a header from Phillips after a cross supplied by Murphy.
I'm absolutely delighted with the way we played,the players can be very proud of the way they fought after the dubious goal conceded late in the 1st half, the lads never hung their heads, and battled hard when they needed to. We outplayed them for long periods of the game,I am believing more and more that we can stay up,the backing we gave the team today was outstanding
to them all.
I have lost my voice from screaming encouragement
I'm very tired,so am logging off now. Until tomorrow