|MORIEN SCORES FROM THE SPOT TO ORN 'THE BAD BLUE BOYS' A REPLAY!|
"WEMBLEY, WEMBLEY HERE WE COME!"
With a blank weekend coz of the Internationals (see article below!) it waz decided to heed for mee fave non leegue club for their FA Cup tie v Skelmersdale near Scouseland!
Heavy rain kept the crowd doon, but the traffic on their way to the Metro Centre, half a mile from the groond waz heavin' <(it's indoors yoo see!)
The clubhoose waz half empty/full! when I arrived but it soon filled up with approx. 15 Skelmersdale fans/officials amongst the throng to shelter from the rain <(THAT, I may add iz the ANLY reason 'I' went into the clubhoose!!!!)
Toon season ticket holder 'Shaz the Postie' then torned up and we had discussions aboot the 12 players we have signed in 'the window' and those who have departed!
The doonpour had eased off az the teams ran oot and for some reason the game kicked off 5 mins late at '3:05 bells'?
|THE GAME KICKS OFF (EVENTUALLY!)|
It took 'The Bad Blue Boys' barely 2 mins to open the scorin' when 'Scrappy' (Liam Thear) put the baall into the net at 'The Dunston Rocketless End' <(Explanation: there used to be a tower block behind this end which looked like a space rocket!--now demolished!)
Skelmersdale, who are 2 leegues higher than their Tyneside coonterparts equalised soon after with a unstoppable shot from Strickland at 'The Teahut End' <(AYE!---there's a teahut behind the goal!)
And then controversy in 1st half stoppage time when the ref (and linesman on wor side) said the baall had croosed the line (when it clearly hadn't!) to put the visitors 2-1 up!---aall hell then broke loose at the decision az the ref blew for half time!
A 'mad dash' to the clubhouse then ensued (to beat the queues!) and we looked at some of the photos on the wall az we supped wor half time beverages > (Broon ale!)---Skelmersdale are a famous non leegue club who lifted the old Amateur Cup back in the 70's @ Wembley and one of the photos on the wall shows the 1974 FA Cup final between 'The Toon' and 'The Liverbirds', with Steve Highway beatin' Bobby Moncur to the baall (which he crossed to a certain Kevin Keegan who scored!) Highway aalso played for Skelmersdale!
The visitors went hell for leather in the 2nd period and if it wasn't for Dunston's keeper havin' a blinder the game would have been ower lang before the end.
A penalty waz then awarded to 'The Bad Blue Boys' which waz easily convorted by Malcolm Morien!---A home player waz then sent off az 'we' hung on to claim a replay at their place on Tuesday neet!---The Wembley dream lives on!
PS: I estimated the crowd to be 250 and the official attendance waz!---249!
"WE WAZ THERE!"
|CRUMPLED TEAM SHEET!|