|1st HALF ACTION AZ THE TOON ATTACK THE LEAZES GOAL|
"THE ROT HAZ STOPPED AT LAST!"
Although we didn't win this 'relegation derby' a point waz better than nowt az at half time we aall thought that at 1-0 doon we were f****d!
The mackems had made more of the play in the forst half and 'that thorn in wor side' scored again within seconds of the forst half endin', and thoughts of 7 defeats in a row to the SMBs waz unfinkable!!
Aa took me six year old grandson Jamie to hiz forst ever derby game and if we'd lost he would have to live with that forevermore!
But Mitrovic saved wor (and hiz!) bacon with barely 10 minutes left on the clock with a fine heeded goal from a Wijnaldum cross to send me and 'lucky mascot' Jamie wild with delight alang with the othaa 49,000 Toon fans in this capacity crowd---az the 3,000 mackems looked on in despair!
|ACTION AT THE GALLOWGATE END (2nd half)|
(view from row 'T' in The Milburn Stand)
We'd stopped the rot but the anly 'winners' in aall this were Norwich City--3 points aheed of us in 2nd bottom place and 2 aheed of the SMBs!---and guess who we play away next with just 8 games left----"NORWICH!"
Toon team: Elliot, Janmaat (Anita 71), Colback (De Jong 62), Shelvey, Mbemba, Lascelles, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Mitrovic, Perez, Toonsend (Cisse 76)
Attendance: 52,311 (3,000 SMBs) *