|THE TOON ATTACK THE GALLOWGATE GOAL (1st half)|
"CRISIS @ CHRISTMAS!"
With Swanzee winnin' in the orlier kick off, sendin' us back into the bottom 3, it waz vital that we got oot of the blocks and went for Everton 'from the off'!
But it waz wor visitors who made aall the orly play az they attacked the Leazes goal and it seemed just a matter of time before they scored az the rain lashed doon!
We had wor chances though when a Gini Wijnaldum heeder waz expertly saved by Tim Howard in 'The Toffee Noses' goal!
Rob Elliot had anothaa blinder and kept Everton at bay and we somehow went into the break on level torms
|2nd HALF KICK OFF|
We were much better in the 2nd period az we tried to make the breakthrough, although wor forst shot on goal in this half didn't come til the 75th minute!
The key moment of the game for 'The Toon' came when Mitrovic from 5 yards oot fluffed hiz chance---when it waz easier to score!
|ACTION @ THE LEAZES END (2nd half)|
And then the heartbreak at the end, when, 3 minutes into stoppage time Elliot punched the baall oot @ The Gallowgate End, anly for the baall to find the heed of Cleverley and he 'cleverly' nodded the baall back towards goal and it somehow foond the back of wor net, to send the 3,000 Toffee Noses in level 7 of The Leazes End wild with delight, while' 'I' held my heed in my hands in despair!
There waz ne time for a come back at this late stage and the 3 points were lost az we plunged back into the 'mire'!
18 games played---17 points gained!---37 points dropped! That's an average of 0.94444444444 points per game!---and if we keep this up, wor end of season total will be!-------(deep breath!)
---35.8888888887 points (accordin' to mee fone calculator!)
Toon team: Elliot, Janmaat, Dummett, Mbemba, Coloccini, Anita, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Colback, Mitrovic, Perez (Thourvin 87)
Attendance: 51,682 (highest of the season!) (3,000 + Toffee Noses!) *