Monday, 19 May 2014

THE HEEDBANGERS 1 THE CAMBRIDGE BOAT RACERS 2 *** CONFERENCE PLAY OFF FINAL @ WEMBLEY

Posted '2:13pm bells' Monday 19th May 2014

HEEDBANGERS FANS CELEBRATE JACK LESTER'S GOAL!

"HEARTACHE FOR HEEDBANGERS!"

It' just wasn't to be, az 'The Heed' lost 2-1 to Cambridge in a lacklustre game @ Wembley in front of 8,000 plus Heedbangers and 10,000 plus 'Boat Racers'!

It waz a gloriously hot sunny day doon in 'London toon' az the train, packed with Heedbangers and fans of othaa north east clubs descended on King's Cross!
'THE BOAT RACERS' OOTSIDE 'THE GLOBE'!

The pubs though aroond Baker Street tube station like 'The Globe' were packed with Cambridge fans and the boozer we started off in, namely 'The Alsop Arms' waz aalso full of them, with just a few 'Heedbangers' in attendance---mainly wor motley crew!

We then moved on to Willseden Junction which iz just a couple of stops from Wembley for the final gargels before the match in 'The Royal Oak' before catchin the tube to Wembley Central!

It waz bakin' hot az we waalked up to the stadium and on enterin' aa could see that it waz a 100 times better than the old Wembley which aa last visited in 2000 for a Toon FA Cup semi against Chelski (we lost of course!)

'The Boat Racers' seemed to have slightly more fans than Gatesheed who's numbers were swelled by quite a few Toon fans wearin' the Black n white stripes! <("love thy neighbour!")

'The Heed' started off sluggishly and couldn't break doon the Cambridge defence az they attacked the 'East End' on the far side from us---They wornt any better, but then Gatesheed stepped up a gear in the 2nd period of the half, but withoot success, and the teams went in 'even Stevens' at the break!---it waz anybodys game!

The 2nd half started with a few attacks from Cambridge and they made the vital breakthrough in the 51st minute when Liam Hughes 'heeded home' past 'The Heed' keeper Adam Bartlett after a cross from Ryan Donaldson <(an ex Toon and Heed player!)

Then in the 70th minute Donaldson again broke Tyneside hearts with a magnificent free kick into the corner of the net!

The Heedbangers didn't give up though and Jack Lester pulled a goal back with just a few minutes remainin' az the Heed fans celebrated wildly, waving flags and settin off smoke bombs! ---But it waz to ne avail az the Cambridge keeper timewasted and then a bad injury to one of their players (who waz stretchered off!) forced 7 minutes of stoppage time with The Heed lookin' frantically for the equaliser to force extra time!---it wasn't to be though and the ref blew for full time to condemn them to at least anothaa season in The Conference!---next time maybeez???

Attendance: 19, 613 (8,000 broken hearted Heedbangers!)

      

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