City 1 Luton 1
City fans sat through another uncomfortable afternoon’s football at the Walkers Stadium on Saturday as the Foxes battled for a point with Luton.
Following some mild optimism before the game as a result of fresh faces coming in, the crowd saw both Mark Yeates and Geoff Horsfield make their City debuts. The optimism didn’t last long. In a scrappy, dour, dull game neither side did enough to deserve the win although both had chances to steal the points before the end.
Milan Mandaric was in the directors’ box to watch hopefully his last game before the boardroom situation is resolved. The enforced sale of Gareth Williams being the only way of enabling Rob Kelly to bring in three loan signings before the transfer window closed is testament to the club’s current precarious financial position.
City began the better of the two sides after an early scare and Iain Hume had a chance to put them ahead after 6 minutes having controlled the recalled Johansson’s through ball. His shot was saved by Beresford but new boy Yeates was in the right place at the right time to score with his first touch for the club.
Sadly the winger had little further chance to make any impression aside from a few neat touches in midfield.
Luton’s plans were upset early on by the replacement of Lewis Emanuel with Dean Morgan after 9 minutes due to injury. Overall City had the better of the opening 20 minutes after being buoyed by their early goal….