CARDIFF CITY 0 STOKE CITY FC 2
A whole new experience sitting watching this match on "Reading Brian's" 42" inch TV screen. S4C offered us live coverage of the whole match.Nice bottle of Chianti followed by Hungarian Merlot ensured that the occasionally excited commentary in Welsh (was that squeaky voice Jonathan Davies moonlighting from the Beeb?) receded into the background.No English subtitles.....was someone at The Sentinel pulling our legs? John Hartson fluently (we presume) summarising the highlights in Welsh.Chocolate labrador licking my left hand....very friendly or something there of real interest (residue from poppadom flavoured Pringles perhaps).Great company,great conversation.....and the match?
Well ,Stoke Reserves pitched up in the Principality played Cardiff Reserves and duly delivered a place in the Cwpan FA 4th Round.A stalemate through virtually the entirety of the 90 minutes,from a Stoke point of view the game burst into life at the start of extra time.
Two minutes in Walters at the near post got his head to Tonge's fine cornerkick from the left.The ball flew into the net past keeper Heaton who perhaps should have done better.Jon Walters netted his second on 115 minutes.Having forced his way to the byeline his first shot was beaten away by the Cardiff keeper.The ball found its way to our striker again.From a very tight angle he drove the ball along the ground into the net.Game over.
Wolves hammered Doncaster 5-0 so its off to Molineux next.