Smith Injured as All Whites Draw First Leg of Play-Off
Saturday, 11th Nov 2017 10:15
Town defender Tommy Smith was forced off injured as New Zealand and Peru drew 0-0 in the first leg of their World Cup qualification play-off in Wellington overnight.
The 27-year-old suffered a calf injury and having previously received treatment eventually made way in the 67th minute.
Centre-half Smith, who was winning his 36th cap, is considered a doubt for Wednesday's second leg in Lima, the winner of which will go through to next summer's finals in Russia.
Fellow Blue Monty Patterson was an unused sub and unable to add to his 15 caps and one goal.
Former Town loan striker Chris Wood came off the bench in the 74th minute, while another ex-Blues loanee, Rory Fallon, was an unused sub.
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