Now this is a start. After a good 90 minutes, made easier by Ross McCormack's penalty in the 16th minute, we sailed comfortably both up the table and to a win against (now last place) Rotherham United yesterday afternoon.
We started off well, with Ryan Tunniclife opening the chances on goal following a one-two play with Tom Cairney. But four minutes later we were ahead (talk about speed!). Ross McCormack played in Jazz Richards, his cross meeting Moussa Dembele. His header was parried by Rotherham goalie Adam Collin, before Pringle caught the rebound and hit home, making it 1-0.
We almost doubled the lead just a few moments later as we paced out towards goal, Dembele playing in McCormack, but unfortunately his shot was saved. A penalty in the 16th minute doubled the win after a bad challenge from Greg Halford on James Husband. McCormack sent the spot-kick home. 2-0. Rotherham replied five minutes later, which Paul Green slotting Jonson Clarke-Harris' overhead kick into the net, but it was offside. Sweet!
The visitors saw their penalty shouts turned away ten minutes after, when Clarke-Harris dropped after a challenge from Ben Pringle, but we escaped unscathed. McCormack was hit by a sharp effort from Dembele 34 minutes in, before Tunniclife missed a cross from Pringle. The visitors made their first two changes at the half, bringing on Aidy White and Grant Ward to replace Chris Maguire and Joe Newell. They had to use their last one soon after, as Fazer Richardson was stretchered off. He was replaced with Emmanuel Ledesma.
Rotherham were awarded a penalty in the 54th minute after A challenge from Richards on Green. Matt Derbyshire stepped up for the spot kick, but Andy Lonergan dived to make the save. A miss from McCormack followed, after collecting a pass from Jamie O'Hara. The scotsman took aim from 25 yards out, his left foot effort hitting the bar. The visitors slowly got back into the game, Ledesma's curling shot being saved in the 68th minute, before Clarke-Harris picked up Green's pass and curled an effort in from 20 yards out in the 71st minute.
Woodrow came on with fifteen minutes left to play, replacing Dembele. McCormack was booked shortly after for holding onto Richie Smallwood. The Scotsman was replaced in the 81st minute by Lasse Vigen Christensen as we looked to get one more. James Husband's long distance effort was palmed away as the game ran into stoppage time, before Cauley Woodrow met a pass from O'Hara, and swept the ball into the net from 12 yards. Alexander Kacaniklic replaced Pringle as the game ended, 3-1.
Can we keep this up now?