|DUNSTON NUMBER 8 ALEX FRANCIS SENDS IN A CORNER AZ |
THE 'MONKEY HANGER' LINESMAN LOOKS ON!
With ne Toon game to gan te (again!) becoz of the International break, aa heeded for the delights of Federation Park where Dunston were takin' on Ashington in a Northern Leegue forst division game!
A few bottles of the 'old broon dog' <(Newcastle Brown Ale!) in the clubhoose before the match waz the order of the day, before heedin' for mee usual standin' place on the touchline---(not tooo far from the clubhoose door!)
There were quite a few Ashington Antagonists in the crowd includin' Toon fan 'Byzy' who hails from 'pit yaakker land'
The Bad Blue Boys started off like a hoose on fire but they couldn't break doon the Pit Yaakkers defence and the game waz scoreless at the half time 'liquid refreshment' interval!
Az iz 'traditional' by me, aa missed the start of the 2nd half az aa waz still knockin back 'the broon stuff' in the clubhoose---but aa didn't miss much az it waz still 0-0 az aa took mee place back on the touchline!
The main taalkin point in the 2nd period waz a blatant 'hand baall' by an Ashington player that waz somehow missed by the blind linesman standin' in front of me, who got torrents of abuse from the home faithful for not wavin' for a penalty!
|ACTION AT 'THE DUNSTON ROCKET-LESS END' |
(THERE USED TO BE A HUGE TOWER BLOCK BEHIND THIS END KNOWN LOCALLY AZ
'THE ROCKET' AZ IT LOOKED LIKE A SPACE ROCKET!)
IT WAZ DEMOLISHED 3 YEARS AGO---HENCE THE NEW NAME FOR THAT END OF THE GROOND!
A quick look at the team sheet conformed that he waz from Hartlepool and shouts of *"Hang him from the rafters!" could be hord from some irate Dunston fans!
Despite pressure from The Bad Blue Boys they couldn't break doon the visitors defence and the game ended nowts each!
Attendance: 250 (estimated, includin' 70ish Pit Yaakkers)
*Footnote: For those of yee who divvint naa, people from Hartlepool are known az 'monkey hangers', az they once hung a monkey who they thought waz a foreign spy in the Napoleonic wars! *