Friday, 9 December 2011

THE TOON U18's 3 DARLO U18's 0

Posted '10:00 am bells' Friday 9th December 2011
"ST JAMES' PARK SINCE 1880---AND AALWAYS WILL BE!"
(PHOTO SHOWS ACTION @ THE LEAZES END
JUST BEFORE REMIE STREETE'S GOAL)

On a freezin' caad and windy neet The 'U18's progressed to the 4th roond of the FA Youth Cup by defeatin' Darlo 3-0 @ St James' Park.

The bitin' wind had kept the crowd doon and they were housed mostly in The East Stand with the rest in the directors box opposite, with approximataly 100 Darlo fans hundled together at reet hand side of The East Stand.

The Toon took the lead in the 29th minute when a Brandon Miele corner foond centre back Remie Street's heed and he nodded in past two defenders and the keeper at The Leazes End.

The score remained the same until half time but
wor lead was finally doubled in the 70th minute, when Marcus Maddison fired home at The Gallowgate End, to aall but 'end' Darlo's chances on pullin' off a shock result. 
Marcus then ran the full length of the field to celebrate in front of the Darlo fans who had given him 'stick' for most of the game!  (He'd went doon for a soft challenge in front of them in the forst half and they booed him every time he touched the baall after that!)

The final nail in Darlo's coffin came 5 minutes later when Adam Campbell brilliantly lobbed the Darlo keeper from 20 yards oot, to send us intih the next roond.
A 'PRIZED' (BUT CRUMPLED!) TEAM SHEET---
ANLY 50 WERE PRINTED!?---
(AND THEY WENT LIKE 'HOT CAKES'!)


Footnote:
Attempts by the tannoy annooncer to caall 'St James' Park'  by a different name on at least fower occassions were met with total distain from the smaall crowd!


REMEMBER!--it's "ST JAMES' PARK---AND AALWAYS WILL BE!"


Attendance: 1,136 (100 or so Darlo fans)

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