|Connor Newton (far post) heeds home |
against 'The Heed' (in yellow) for The Toon's 3rd goal
("Er!"---sorry aboot the grainy image!)
A strong Toon X1 ran oot 4-1 winners @ Gatesheed Stadium last neet, but it wasn't aall plain sailin' for the 'black n whites' az 'The Heed' put up a good show in front of aroond aboot 1,000 spectators--half of them Toon fans.
The forst goal came in the 6th minute when Mehdi Abeid fired a brilliant effort home from 25 yards to give former Toon keeper Adam Bartlett ne chance az the baall hit the back of the net.
Then!--new boy Romain Amafitano<(hope a'v spelt that reet?) doubled wor lead in the 23rd minute when he poked the baall into the net from inside the Gatesheed box.
'The Heedbangers' then hit back when Micky Cummins hit a great volley past Elliot in 'The Toon' goal just 3 minutes later!
Half time---2-1 to The Toon.
More chances for 'The Heed' nearly levelled the score in the second period, but a corner by Marcus Maddison settled things in the 73rd minute, when his accurate cross foond Connor Newton's heed and he heeded it past 'The Heed' keeper to give us a 3-1 heed ("er!"--sorry!--that shud be 3-1 LEAD!)
Finalleee!---and just one minute later, Maddison lobbed a fantastic effort ower the home sides defence to put 'the black n whites' 4-1 up and that waz the final score, aalthough to be fair to 'The Heedbangers' a fower-one defeat waz a bit harsh on them!
Toon team: Elliot, Richardson, Dummett, Bigiriama, Tavernier, Good<(makin' his debut) (Riley 78), Amalfitano (Nicholson 46), Newton (Knight 78), Hooper (Maddison 46), Abeid (Henderson 83), Inman
Attendance: 1,274 (half 'Toon' and half 'Heed'!)
Chants of the day: "Gatesheed's a sh*t-hole, aa wonna go home!" (from Toon fans)
"Wot are you on aboot?---Half of you live in Gatesheed anyway!" (reply from Heed fans!)
OLYMPIC GAMES FUTBAALL
***BRAZIL 3 NEW ZEALAND 1
Before this @ '2:30 bells' we took in some Olympic futbaall @ St James', where we saw Brazil beat New Zealand 3-0 in a very one sided game in front of a 'selloot' 24,500 crowd??? (St James'z capacity iz ower 52,000 (work that one oot!???)
Most of the crowd supported the Brazilians, but there were quite a few Geordies wearin' yellow Brazil tops and wavin' their flags (wots that aall aboot!???)