Thursday, 27 October 2011

TANDOORI CHICKEN ROVERS 4 THE TOON 3 (aet)

Posted '2:15 am bells' Thorsday 27th October 2011

"IT'S OVER!"

                         PETER LOVENKRANDS PENALTY------3-3
           ( PS: "IF YI WONDERIN' WHY THE PHOTO'S A BIT BLURRED
               ---IT'S COZ AA WAZ 'HALF CUT' WHEN AA TOOK IT!")

Wor run of 178 days withoot defeat iz over az we succumbed to Blackburn in the 4th roond of the League Cup, a little over 3 and a half hours ago @ Ewood Park. (The Batmobile's rocket boosters were on 'full blast' on the way back!) 

It aall started off badly when Rovers took the lead in the 5th minute through Rochina in front of the Toon fans, housed in The Darwen End.  
The ref then denied us THREE! clearcut penalties before givin' one to the home side half way through the 2nd half, which was converted by Yakubu and it looked game ower, especially when the game entered stoppage time!
Amazingly---however, we got one back in the 93rd minute when Guthrie rifled home for *The Orangemen (wor forst shot on target in the entire game!) and then Cabaye hit a fantastic free kick on the edge of the box into the roof of the net to level the scores in the 96th minute, to send the 4,000 plusToon fans wild with delight and in turn, send the game into extra time.
(*We played in wor orange away strip)

Rovers again retook the lead in the 99th minute through Pederson, anly for Peter Lovencrands to level things again for 'The Orangemen', from a forst period stoppage time spot kick in the 108th minute, when a penalty was given by the linesman for some shirt pullin',which the ref---'one' Robert MADley, yet again! had missed! 
(This 'mad'dened the Toon manager, players and fans alike, aa can tell you, until, the linesman put his flag across his chest to indicate a penalty!)


Just az it looked as though a penalty shootout was imminent, Blackburn's Givet heeded past Tim Krul in the dyin' seconds of extra time, which looked a canny bit offside!, but the linesman didn't see it? and the ref waved Toon protests away and blew for full time barely one minute later to send us from ecstasy to agony! 

Wor manager, 'I Beg Your Pardew' said  less than a week ago,  that he "wanted a major trophy within two years"?-- which haz (predictiblee!) proved to be 'the kiss of death'! 
Attendance: 10,682 (4,000 (plus) Toon fans in 'The Darwen End')

Neva mind!----there's aalways the FA Cup in January!---isn't there?

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