Loads to unpack today, even with a barrel of drink in me I still think it was a game worth talking about.
First half was an absolute beasting apart from one corner where Bain- who I think is the most overrated keeper going but that's maybe because he looks like Scott Fox- made a good save and Edwards' chip going just over the bar. When the Dundee RB waltzed 50 yards without a tackle before the Cerny save 2 minutes in I knew it was going to be a long day. Their goal came from McCarthy falling on his arse and Kamara running 30 yards without a tackle (common theme established). Then the penalty came from our 2 centre halves hitting the ball off each other, and as much as Neil McCann has the look of someone who wants to be cool at school but knows he won't be to a T, he doesn't know the laws of the game as it was clearly a yellow card as Cerny tried to take the ball (and failed miserably). When TC saved everyone said "well, that's the turning point" but we were still hugely second best. Very lucky to go in only 0-1.
Second half we matched up 3-5-2 with 5'1 Lawless at LWB but took 10 minutes to actually sort out players into their proper positions, bringing Spittal on for Erskine should have been 20 minutes into the first half. Fortunately Dundee didn't punish us and then decided to put themselves under pressure by excessively passing it about the back with no real purpose. Doolan's first touch led to the equaliser when Bain (yeah, him) spilt a shot straight at him. I was convinced we were going to lose still but the big diddy up front for Dundee managed to sclaff a shot with an open goal, presumably as he was hoping for an opportunity to throw himself to the ground theatrically and didn't know what to do otherwise. Somehow we managed to win when Doolan strung a pass which looked massively underhit to the white Ade Azeez who did his best to miss it by hitting it straight at Bain but the keeper obliged by jumping over it.
We were talking in the pub after the game and since promotion reckoned that was the 2nd game we've stolen a win after the ICT "cornergate" game (not that the corner goal should have stood, more that we just got pumped for 80 minutes and still won). There are probably about 20 games on the other side of the ledger so as shite as we are I'm just going to enjoy this.