Sunday, 6 April 2008

Massive Win for Saints

St. Marys was back to its vocal best yesterday as Saints secured a big three points against table-toppers Bristol City. At last, Saints fans were able to cheer on a performance that restored hope and took the focus away from the club’s off-field situation. Goals from Stern John and Jason Euell were enough to overcome City, as Saints took a huge step towards safety.

Stern-ing Point?

With Leicester and Coventry losing, and Sheffield Wednesday only able to draw, the win moved Saints three points clear of the relegation zone. They still face a tough run-in, and the teams below them have games in hand, but the points on the board should prove the significant psychological boost required to see Saints home to safety. Nigel Pearson’s loan signings Chris Perry and Chris Lucketti were particularly successful in shoring up a leaky back line (one that had been neglected by Burley; Wayne Thomas, anyone?). The win has renewed hope among Saints fans of brighter times ahead, and a real sense that survival this season could provide the platform for a promotion push next season. Still, with survival by no means assured the team must remain focussed on their match and getting something at Charlton.

1 comment:

Dell boy said...

As much as it was a crucial win, along with a much improved performance, there have rays of sunshine for saints before, e.g. pearson's first win, and what followed was a thumping defeat away at Hull. lets hope this pattern does not repeat itself against Charlton. A point away from home is vital to show this win wasn't to be the last one. As they old cliche goes football is a funny old game and survival is not yet assured.

Which team will fill the third relegation spot?

Four games left. Will Saints survive?

Would you be in favour of a return for Rupert?