|THE TOON KICK OFF!|
"IT'S CRUNCH TIME FOLKS!"
After puttin' an aaful forst half permormance, when we foond worsels 2-0 doon to relegation fodder Bristol City, things looked ominous when we foond oot that 'uddersfield were winnin' 1-0 at Barnsleee and were now 'breathin doon wor necks'!
A free heeder for Wilbraham in the 11th minute at The Gallowgate End put the visitors in front--but!---woz it offside?----the linesman on wor side of the pitch said "NO!" and the goal stood!
And then an aaful mix up between and Paul Dummett and goalie Karl Darlow let in Cotterill, who had the simple task of puttin' the baall into an empty net (just like at Norwich!) to send shock waves around St James' Park az the 'shocked' *'Big Bristol' fans celebrated an unlikelee 2-0 lead at half time! *(they are 'bigger' than Bristol Rovers!)
The comeback started just before the hour mark when Jonjo Shelvey forced home the baall from an Atsu cross to send the away contingent into 'panic station mode'!
The equaliser came after great chances were missed, when Ciaran Clark heeded home to lift the roof off the stadium in the 83rd minute!----There woz still time to get the winner and the vital 3 points and Shelvey had a great chance to de this just before the end , but hiz shot went across the box and behind for a goal kick!
A point gained but 2 lost, but better news from Barnslee---it ended 1-1 meenin' that 'uddersfield hadn't gained anythin' on us and remained 5 points adrift in thord place!
Brighton won the late kick off game v Readin' 3-0 to gan 1 point clear of us in top spot!
We play away to Brighton on Tuesday neet--- (and like we say at the top of the page)---"It's crunch time folks!"
Toon team: Darlow, Yedlin, Dummett, Clark, Lascelles, Colback (Diame 58), Shelvey, Perez (Gouffran 79), Mitrovic, Atsu, Richie
Attendance: 52, 131 (2,700 away followers)