There was nothing pretty about todays performance nor was it one we will remember come the end of the season, however when you're chasing the league title its games like this that generally hurt you more then a top of the table clash. These games are the ones that can catch you out and often be the difference in the final standings. Being able to grind out a result when things do't quite go your way or you're thrust into a scrappy game is just as valuable as winning a game 6-0. The local derby was as expected a minefield, with the opposition giving everything they had and as a result pulled the game back twice to draw level. Persistence and determination won through in the end supported by a defensive performance we're used to in the 2nd half that halted their attacks to keep their goals at 2 while we double our goals at the other end to see the game out 4-2 victors.