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PUNJAB UNITED WOLVESlongest serving asian football club est 1966
Opponent : Home to Ipswich Town
Date : 10/03/09
Result : D 0 - 0
Tuesday 10th March, 2009
The sun may have been out earlier in the day, but this was still a cold night. We had an e-mail from Central News asking for fans to be at the ground early so they could interview them and get their opinions on how they think the game would go – we all declined to be interviewed – this is Wolves we are talking about, and only God knows how things will pan out.
The game itself was a very cagey affair; they’ve got good individual players in their team and definitely came for a point. They defended deep and made it difficult for us to break them down. There were hardly any chances in open play although David Jones did come close on a couple of occasions from free-kicks.
Half Time WW 0 – IT 0
Kightly was on the bench today, and at half time, we were hoping he would come on for Ward, just so that we would have 2 out and out wingers playing – but no, MM (I’m beginning to wonder if MM stands for ‘Man of Mystery’) took off Reid to bring Kightly on, so we still had a lop sided midfield!
Anyway, the 2nd half was slightly more open as we pushed on to get a goal, and left ourselves more open to counter attacks. One fine piece of play saw the ball come out to SEB on the edge of the box, and his shot re-bounded back off the cross bar to Kightly who hit a shot narrowly wide of the post. The noise level for this bit of action was tremendous, and in fact throughout the night the fans were great, urging the team on all the while.
Full Time WW 0 – IT 0
Later on we learnt that our nearest 2 competitors also drew, so it was no change at the top end, except for another game having been played. On the way home, I was listening to a local radio station (WM), and one of their famously grumpy old men was moaning about the game, and how Wolves were lucky to get a point – I don’t know what game he was watching, because at the end of the match the IT team were hugging one another as though they had won the game – and proving they were glad to leave with a point!