Battling point for Bluebirds
By Mark Kendall. Last Updated: April 19, 2005 10:30pm
Cardiff claimed what could be a crucial point in their battle against relegation with a 1-1 draw at Leicester.
Neil Ardley earned the Welsh outfit a point with a fine free-kick which cancelled out David Connolly's opener.
Leicester dominated the opening 45 minutes and should have gone ahead through Stephen Hughes midway through the first half when he shot straight at the keeper from eight yards.
They did hit the front on 32 minutes when a Darren Kenton effort deflected into the path of Connolly who made light of a tight angle to fire home via a slight deflection.
The striker almost bagged his second of the night shortly before the break but saw a shot hit a post and bounce to safety.
The visitors were a much livelier force in the second period and got back on terms when Ardley curled home his first goal for the club after Cameron Jerome had been brought down on the edge of the box.
Dion Dublin almost won it for The Foxes but saw a header graze the crossbar, and a frustrating night for Craig Levein's side was completed when Nikos Dabizas was harshly dismissed for his second booking after a foul on Richard Langley.
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