|THE TOON (in black n gold) ATTACK 'WOR END'!|
"TOO LITTLE-TOOO LATE!" ("OH NO IT'S NOT!")
Below iz a brief match report in between gettin' back from Brighton (10:45am bells') and gannin' to graft this afternoon to drive to Redditch and back ('2:00pm bells')
There WILL be a full match and compreeehesive trip report later in the week!---Pleeeze bear with me!
We started off well in this top of the table clash at Amex Stadium which iz 'ne where near Brighton' in a place called Falmer (hence the title of this article!)
However!---and for some inexplicable reason in the 14th minute of the game the ref gave a penalty against us, when it looked (to us) az if wor goalie Karl Darlow had been fouled!
Up stepped Murray to send Darlow the wrang way and give Brighton the lead in front of a sell oot crowd!
|JONJO SHELVEY SENDS IN A CORNER|
That's the way it stayed til half time and we battled away in the 2nd period lookin' for the equaliser!
The clock ticked on and it didn't look good az a defeat would put us 4 points behind Brighton with an away game on Saturday loomin' against high flyin' 'uddersfield, who were 'breathin doon wor necks' in 3rd place!
|THE TOON ATTACK 'THE FAR END' (2nd half)|
The definin' moment of this game came in the 74th minute when we made a substitution and brought Murphy on for the ineffective Colback!
A fan behind me wasn't happy and started singin' "Too little-tooo late!" az he berated Rafa for wot he saw az a late substitution.
'Bill Quay Kev', who woz next to me, torned roond and telt him in ne uncertaion torms to "F**K OFF!" and support anothaa team if he wasn't happy, addin' that we would win 2-1!
To be honest 'Kev' had had a bit to drink and aa thought that there woz 'ne way' that we could win this game anyway!---a draw, mebbez?
Daryl Murphy definitely changed the game az we put the pressure on the home side---and then the major breakthrough!
A shot from Perez richshaded off somebody and hit Diame on hiz heel and the baall looped into the net past the dispairin Brighton defence in the 81st minute to send the 2,900 Toon fans crackers!
(Justice for the dodgy penalty!)
(Diame had previously missed 2 easy chances!--1 in each half!)
A point iz better than nowt aa thought, but 'Bill Quay Kev' (he lives in Bill Quay on the banks o the Tyne!) insisted we would win 2-1!
And then in the very last minute of the game up stepped 'super sub' Perez (who had come on in the 82nd minute) to hammer the baall into the net and win the game for us, az several Toon fans fell ower the seats in front of me, celebratin' the winnin' goal!!!
(The 'doom and gloom' fan behind us had departed by then!)
How wrang aa woz and how right Kev woz aboot the final score(and how WRANG that 'fan'? woz to 'give up on us')
Top o the leegue again!---JUST!
Toon team: Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Richie, Shelvey, Colback (Murphy 74), Atsu, Diame, Gouffran (Perez 82)
Attendance: 30,230 (Brighton's highest of the season) (2,900 very happy Toon fans!)
Pre match 'gargels' took place here!
|The Northumberland Arms, King's Cross (Before we caught the train to Brighton)|
Much more to follow on this in the comin' days---when aa get time!------watch this space!!!!
|The Lord Nelson, Brighton|
|Near Brighton station|