The Blues were down to ten men in the 52nd minute as McCarthy was given a second yellow card which many felt was harsh, but showed enough grit to see out a goal-less draw.
Palace had their chances, but thanks to a combination of awful finishing and good defending at times, the Blues kept a clean sheet.
He said, “We came down wanting all 3 points so we could finish strong with a semi-final to look forward to.
“James was unfortunate to be sent off and then we had to battle it out. Joel was very good in goal.”
Latest posts by NSNO Staff (see all)
- In form Blues hoping to hit ground running following another international break - November 20, 2018
- Merseyside business backs the People’s Project - November 20, 2018
- Sponsorship seen as helpful to success - November 19, 2018
- Season ticket prices frozen - November 18, 2018