Blues earned a battling 3-3 draw at Swansea, with Andy Munro reporting.
It was the Ugly Ducklings on a two match losing streak against a talented Swans side on a good run of results. Well, it certainly looked that way as we were comprehensively outplayed for the first half hour with a performance similar to our Norwich capitulation.
Ollie McBurnie instigated most of Blues’ woes and it was just a surprise he wasn’t their opening goal scorer when they took the lead through a goal that Lee Camp should have probably done better with. However, before those not in the Camp Camp start saying ‘I told you so’, our keeper redeemed himself later on with a couple of Banks-like saves.
Although one-nil down, Maghoma hammered home a superlative equaliser as the Swans defence backtracked before him and things looked a lot brighter until Pedersen’s continual rashness in the tackle earned him two yellows and an early bath…leaving us with the proverbial mountain to climb.
Obviously for the second half there had to be some reorganisation and the introduction of Wes Harding helped stiffen the defence. Even after that man McBurnie had put the Swans into the lead, Blues battled back when Morrison’s header eventually found the back of the net. Then it was Blue heaven when the ten men scored with a superlative goal from Che Adams but a brilliant win was not to be when the referee’s over-generous extra time allocation allowed the Swans a dramatic last gasp equaliser.
Plus points still outweighed the negatives with Blues free scoring again, the continued return of Vassell, another great sub’s performance from Harding and a well-earned point, against the odds, away to an-in form side.