Wednesday, 27 December 2017

THE HEED-BANGERS 2 THE MONKEY-HANGERS 2 *** NATIONAL LEEGUE 2017-2018

Posted 'high noon bells' Wednesday 27th December 2017
SCOTT BARROW PUT GATESHEED 2-1 UP! (Heed in white)
(er! sorry aboot the blurred picture---a'd had a 'canny 'few'
in The Nags!)

Withoot a Toon boxin' Day game for 'many a year' we decided to heed for THE HEED and watch their derby game against The Monkey-Hangers of Hartlepool to get wor 'fix'
GATESHEED SHIRTS ADORN THE WAALLS OF
'THE NAGS'

We started off at Gatesheed High Street and 'The Heed-Bangers' HQ, which iz The Nags Heed boozer!
THE HARTLEPOOL 'MONKEY-HANGERS' IN FULL VOICE! 

It woz packed with both sets of fans who sang on the tables and seats az we tried to watch the live game on the box where Sporz slaughtered Sooothampton 5-2 at Wembley
SHIRTLESS 'HEED' FANS RESPOND 'IN KIND'!

Aftaa a few 'gargels' it woz time to get some exercise and walk the crooked mile to The International Stadium on The Felling By Pass

The queue for the 2 tornstiles woz longer than the one yoo get at St James' Park az a good crowd woz anticipated

The game kicked off and the packed main stand woz full of Gatesheed supporters while the opposite side woz full of Pool fans
THE 2,100 'MONKEY-HANGERS' IN THE FAR STAND

17th minute: Pool player Oates iz fouled in the box and the ref gives a penalty, much to the fury of the home fans!---Liam Donnelly convorts to put the visitors 1-0 up!

DONNELLY PENALTY 

41st minute: The Monkey-Hangers are reduced to 10 men when Adams pick up hiz 2nd yellow card!

Injury time 1st half: Scott Barrow hits an unstoppable shot from 25 yards to level things for The Heed-Bangers!

51st minute: Scott Barrow hits anothaa unstoppable shot, this time from 30 yards oot to put 'The Heed' aheed!
ACTION AT 'THE RIVER TYNE END'

72nd minute: Despite playin against 10 men, the home side couldn't finish their visitors off and the inevitable happened when The Monkeys equalise through Michael Woods

Full time 2-2
THE PACKED MAIN STAND

Attendance: A bumper crowd of 3,538 includin' 2,100 Monkey-Hangers---ie: they had more fans than The Heed-bangers!  



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