Sunday Mirror

Grant’s Tigers lack bite

- By THOMAS SAGE at the County Ground Sports · Swindon Town F.C. · Hull City A.F.C. · Newport County A.F.C. · Hallam Hope · Noel Hunt

GRANT Mc­CANN said Swin­don pun­ished his “leggy” Hull side as the Tigers slipped to de­feat at the County Ground.

Strikes from Paul Cad­dis and Joel Grant can­celled out Keane Lewis-Potter’s early goal as Swin­don came from be­hind to end their four­match los­ing streak.

Mc­Cann said: “We just lacked spark to­day. We changed two of our front three, but it didn’t hap­pen. It didn’t click.

“I felt for the first 20 min­utes we were good and we should have been out of sight with some of the chances we had.

“Af­ter that it was not good enough from us re­ally. We were be­low par and didn’t threaten them.

“We looked a bit low on en­ergy to­day. It is not an ex­cuse but we looked a bit leggy. And Swin­don pun­ished us.” Swin­don’s wretched league record looked like go­ing from bad to worse when LewisPot­ter put Hull ahead in the 16th minute with a fine solo ef­fort.

Lewis-Potter started a jink­ing run from in­side his own half be­fore steer­ing the ball into the far right cor­ner past Matej Ko­var.

Cad­dis lashed the hosts level when Jonny Smith took a cor­ner quickly which caught out the sleep­ing de­fence, with Cad­dis of­fered time and space to fire in off the bar in the 31st minute.

Grant turned the game on its head in the 54th minute when a fine pass­ing move by the Robins ended with Hal­lam Hope flick­ing the ball towards him to fire in.

Hull pushed hard for an equaliser but looked more likely to get caught on the counter and con­cede.

Swin­don as­sis­tant man­ager Noel Hunt, deputis­ing for iso­lat­ing boss Richie We l l e n s , said: “The boys were fan­tas­tic.

“To go a goal down and show the char­ac­ter we showed and the goals that we scored was clever think­ing. The gaffer’s big­gest thing for me was to make sure we passed the ball.

“I don’t think we did as good as we have in past games, but I thought there were mo­ments of qual­ity in the game.”

 ??  ?? POT SHOT Hull City’s Keane Lewis-Potter scores his side’s goal against Swin­don Town
POT SHOT Hull City’s Keane Lewis-Potter scores his side’s goal against Swin­don Town

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