With so long to go this match, you fear for 10-man Victory. But this is a derby, and as we’re constantly told, you can’t take anything for granted in a derby…Well, well, well. A nightmare for Victory, but could this prove to be Warren Joyce’s saviour? Victory are forced into a change, bringing off the unfortunate Kamsoba and bringing on Donachie.
Maclaren makes no mistake from the spot to notch his third in three game since signing with City! What a stroke of fortune for City! And what a calamity for Victory. Not much of real note to report so far. Niedermeier does his best to ignite things with a sliding challenge on Maclaren which is deemed late by the referee – and worthy of the game’s first yellow card.
Here we go! The derby erupts into life as Niedermeier loses his bearings completely! Maclaren capitalises to race onto the goal and bear down on goal. Niedermeier is all over him and Maclaren tumbles! Penalty to City and a red card for the German!Good is under pressure from Troisi here, but the City defender does, um, good to get himself out of trouble