Bleeding Stopped: Caley 2-0 St. JohnstoneBy: Ian Rose | February 19th, 2011
It’s been a tough few months for my beloved Caley Thistle. After a blistering start in the league, we went into this weekend having not won an SPL match since November, and struggling suddenly to stay in the top half of the league.
Today is not a cure-all, but it is a step.
2-0 over St. Johnstone. It might not seem like a great result, but given the way we have played at home this season, it’s one of our better days. Last time we played the Saints, they ended our year-long road unbeaten streak, with a 1-0 defeat. The time before that, they held us at home, 1-1. So this is a team that has given us problems, despite their position below us on the table.
Moreover, this is only our third home win of the season, the other two coming against Hibs on November 20th and Aberdeen on October 2nd. We have lost seven of thirteen total at home – it’s shameful, but something Caley fans have gotten used to. The road is our home, statistically, and it has been for some time.
Anyway, the goals today came from Ross Tokely in the first half and Russell Duncan in the second. It’s not all good news, though. Our insanely long injury list added another name today, with David Proctor limping off in the second half. For those keeping count, that’s 10 players unavailable to us because of injury. For a club like ours, which doesn’t exactly excel in depth, that’s a scary number.
A win is a win, and at this point, a win at home is big for us, so today is a day to celebrate, even if the celebration is a bit muted with worry. Mon the Caley.