Francis pleased with fight-back

Last updated : 01 January 2003 By PalaceMAD
The Sky Blues took a 69th minute lead, much against the run of play, but Palace's response was immediate - Ade Akinbiyi equalising just three minutes later.

"I would have been disappointed if we had lost as we had enough opportunities to win. I was pleased with the effort from my team after going one down and then getting back into the game so soon.

"Our finishing could have been better and I felt for a while the game went a bit flat and lacking that spark."