Thorne fires up Cardiff
By Planetfootball staff
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Peter Thorne's scored twice in a 3-1 victory over Gillingham.Peter Thorne's return to the Cardiff City starting line-up provided the cutting edge they have been lacking in a 3-1 victory over Gillingham.
After an opener by Cameron Jerome, Thorne claimed a brace - with Gillingham gaining mild consolation through Tommy Johnson's strike.
Jerome opened the scoring early on when he latched onto Willie Boland's pass to slot home superbly.
Paul Parry brought a fine save from Bertrand Bossu, and against the run of play, Johnson managed to claw The Gills level.
Johnson saw one of his corners only half cleared, allowing him to latch on to the loose ball and smash home.
However, before half time, Jerome was bundled over in the box, and Thorne gave The Bluebirds the lead.
The former Blackburn Rovers man then doubled his tally when Jerome played a fine ball into his strike partner, who finished with ease.
Thorne missed late opportunities to add a hat-trick goal, but the fans went home delighted with their latest strike partnership.