UK time is: 01:35:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Victory, At A Cost

Wolverhampton Wanderers snatched a last gasp winner against Coventry City on Saturday thanks to an injury time Neill Collins header.

The win moves the up to seventh place in the league, but has come at a cost.

Michael Gray, one of Wolves more consistent performers this season so far was withdrawn after 20 minutes witha torn hamstring following a crunching Robbie Simpson tackle.

Even worse was to come, when the same player contended a ball he was never likely to get with goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, resulting in the young Welsh Keeper being taken to hospital for x-rays, replaced by Graham Stack.

Ironically, it was the loss of Gray that gave match winner Collins his opportunity to become McCarthy's ' unlikely hero' but it was a loss teh manager could have well done without.

At half time the injuries mounted further, with Stephen Ward withdrawn, suffering from tendonitis in the knee. With all the midweek hoopla surrounding Freddy Eastwood, his introduction was greeted with cheers, but the former Shrimper never recieved the supply he needs to make any impact of note.

The injury toll could have read much worse. Gary Breen suffered a gashed face, and Michael Kightly was the recipient of the kind of special treatment meted out to players of his talent, whilst the officials looked on and saw no particular wrong doing.

And so it was left to Collins to right the wrongs of a scrappy, ugly encounter against a side happy to let their boots do the talking in entirely the wrong language.

A Michael Kightly corner was returned to him, and his next whipped in cross was attacked by Neill Collins whose header flew past Marshall sending Molineux into raptures.

It may not have been pretty, it may not have been particularly nice, but you take any victory you can when you're stuck in the trenches.

Wolves are now unbeaten in four, with 8 points to show for their efforts.

And luckily, a two week international break for the wounded to recover.

'It wasn't a game we deserved nothing out of,' said the Coventry manager Iain Dowie afterwards.

No, you're right Iain. You deserved a hell of a lot more than that





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Stuart Smith Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 8 2007

Time: 9:48AM

Your Comments

YEP BAD LUCK OH AND HAVE YOU HEARD QPR WON THEY BEAT NORWICH 1-0 YE HA I'M SO HAPPY come on you r'sssssssssssss
ozanne park rangers
Heard the rumour that youre interested in taking God's footballer, Mr Ghoddle? Following teh millionaire John Gregory, thats a bit frying pan/fire if you ask me. Any truth in it?
Stuart Smith
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wolves Articles

Jackett pleased with goals (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Wolves v Middlesbrough (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Wolves get back on track with a win (Tuesday October 21 2014)

11 goals conceded in 4 games (Monday October 20 2014)

Sign up to Vital Wolves today (Monday October 20 2014)

Wolves let two points slip away (Sunday October 19 2014)

Leaky Defence Costs Wolves More Points (Saturday October 18 2014)

Archived Wolves Articles

List All Vital Wolves Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wolves 2 - 0 Middlesbrough
Wolves 1 - 0 Bolton
Wolves 3 - 1 Blackburn
Reading 3 - 3 Wolves
Millwall 3 - 3 Wolves
Fulham 0 - 1 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Derby County 13 7 5 1 13 26
2. Watford 13 7 4 2 11 25
3. Middlesbrough 13 7 2 4 7 23
4. Wolves 13 6 5 2 5 23
5. Norwich 13 6 4 3 10 22
6. Forest 13 5 7 1 9 22
7. Charlton 13 5 7 1 4 22

Breaking League News

The Reds unbolt the Trotters.
Charlton : 22/10/2014 23:06:00
LUFC Who should replace Doukara in attack?
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 21:26:00
LUFC Cellino backs defender in race row
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 20:50:00
LUFC Young defender wants a run in the side
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 20:33:00
Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Review
Brentford : 22/10/2014 20:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Wolves pull off back-to-back promotions?
Suggested By:  
Yes 51%
No 49%