Nice and freezy at St Andrews

Andy Munro watches Blues beat Hull City.

With periodic blizzards, this wasn’t a game for the faint hearted yet 24,000 braved the conditions, admittedly bolstered by an excellent Hull following buoyed by six points and seven goals in two games.

Not the time to play Hull, one would think, but as we all know it’s a funny old game. Yet despite an injury to Gallagher, Blues braved it out with two up front and after a torrid last few games, Che Adams finally stepped up to the plate with a virtuoso performance.

In fact Blues were ‘at it’ from the start and the Hull keeper had to be in brilliant form although it became damage limitation. Jota and Maghoma were just too quick and tricky out wide and in the middle Jutkiewicz won most of his aerial duels and was unlucky not to cap a fine performance with a spectacular overhead kick.

Gardner suffered an early injury and, on a pitch not really suited to big men, his replacement N’Doye put in a commendable non stop performance breaking up play and being a real nuisance to the opposition.

Blues defenders won some great headers and Colin got forward on numerous occasions to add to Hull’s problems. It was also nice to see young Wes Harding given a chance and, despite an early booking, his tremendous pace at the back was a real asset.

Two well-taken goals by Jota and a slightly fortuitous cross cum shot from Adams were the icing on the ice so to speak. Hope springs eternal…three points and being entertained at the same time? Somebody pinch me!