| Cardiff City 2 Wolves 2
Championship, Saturday 27th August 2005
Thanks to our London train running a catastrophic 90 minutes late, we didn't get to Ninian Park till half way through the first half, but our mood was uplifted by a text update en route telling us the mighty Blues were aleady one-up.
Half time kids' football at Ninian Park
The first goal had come courtesy of Cameron Jerome who jumped high to head home Alan Lee's nifty header across the face of the goal.
The crowd was disappointing - just 11,502 - but there was a fair amount of noise coming out of the Grange and the Bob Bank and the atmosphere belied our lowly league placing.
Half time ended at one-nil to City, but Wolves came out fighting in the second, creating a hatful of chances only for their strikers to keep fluffing their shots.
City broke a few times on the counter attack and Wolves were lucking uncomfortable under pressure - and on the 49th minute, Jerome made it two-nil, slamming the ball past Oakes' outstretched left hand and into the roof of the net.
And then things started to go wrong.
Wolves got one back with twenty minutes to go courtesy of Leon Clarke's close-range effort and with the pressure mounting, the visitors managed to snatch an injury time equaliser with Lescott stabbing the ball into City's net from six yards.
City were gifted a chance to score a winner with a twice-taken free kick just outside the penalty box, but, sadly, both attempts went straight to the top of the Canton stand.
Cardiff manager Dave Jones:
" I'm very disappointed that we gave away such a good position against a class side like Wolves and it showed that we still have a long way to go.
"We switched off for their two goals and a lack of concentration has cost us valuable points. "
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