It was typical kind of day for Blues, despite the lack of fans in the ground, as it looked certain Blues would be able to defeat Hull based on the table and Hull’s poor run of form, but of course Blues made a meal out of it.
Hull took the lead early on and looked like the side that wanted it more, and rightly so given their precarious position in the league. It does however mean Blues have missed an opportunity to put a bigger gap between us and the threat of relegation. Seven points separate us from the drop zone and with Middlesbrough and Charlton both securing victories at the weekend the buffer of other teams is getting closer.
The first half was a slow start from Blues and Hull were soon able to capitalise on poor defending (Again) and double their lead before half time. It seemed like a recipe for disaster but the second half was an entirely different game. Blues came out with more hunger and with Bela being brought on it seemed they were creating more and getting into more dangerous positions.
I’m not sure if there’s any fitness concerns with Bela, or why he’s not starting, but the last two games he’s certainly came out and played as though he should be in the starting lineup. He creates headaches for players and his quick feet leaves opponents unsure which way to go. He was unlucky not to get a goal.
Gardner managed to bag a double and both were great shots, in fact his first was very well struck and of course the second was enough to secure the point following Crowley doubling the scoreline. Blues looked as though they could have pushed on for the winner but if they’d started both halves as they finished the game I think they could have made light work of the game.
I hope Blues have learnt from their mistakes and don’t let Huddersfield start as freely as Hull were allowed to start.