Saturday, 25 October 2008

Swans see off poor Saints

Saints failed to pick up some much need points this afternoon, an abject display seeing them go down 3-0 away to Swansea City. Following their goalless midweek draw against Sheffield United, confidence in the side seems to be at an all time low after their third three-goal reverse in four games.

Sheffield United 0 - Saints 0
Swansea City 3 - Saints 0

Saints picked up a good away point at Brammall Lane on Tuesday but could not build on that today. A poor display was described by former Saint David Armstrong as their "worst of the season," two goals after half time seeing Saints off after being one behind at the interval. Although an away defeat is not the end of the world, the scale of the defeat, combined with Saints' failure to produce any significant chances is worrying. It will give head coach Jan Poortvliet much to ponder as the winter fixtures approach, especially in light of their precarious league position. The encouraging wins against Doncaster and Norwich seem a long way off now, and, although it may be early to say it, Saints seem to be heading for a long and hard relegation battle.

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