"BANDAGE-MAN ONE' TO THE RESCUE!"
|THE TOON attack the far Leazes goal!|
(View from Gallowgate End middle tier)
In wot torned oot to be a dire game of futbaall we finally came through this tie with both wor goals bein' scored by a man with a bandage on hiz heed named Perez who had suffered a heed injury! <(believe it or not!?)
In aall THREE! players ended up with bandages on their heeds--the othaa two bein' Dwight Gayle for 'us' and a Cheltenham player when their heeds clashed in The Gallowgate End penalty box!
After hardly a shot on goal az we attacked The Leazes End in the forst half, we finally made the breakthrough in stoppage time when Perez hit a curlin' shot into the back of the net just after he'd had hiz heed bandaged! <(makes a change to score a goal in stoppage time than concede one!)
One worry waz that returnin' striker Mitrovic went off in the 37th minute after sustainin' wot looked like a ankle injury!)
|2nd half action az The Toon attack the Gallowgate goal!|
The 2nd goal came just after the restart when again, Perez came to the rescue!---A bad back pass from a Cheltenham defender fell straight to Dwight Gayle's feet and he (unselfishly!) gave the baall to Perez, who tapped it into the empty net to secure the victory!
Gayle then had HIS clash of heeds and bandage and it waz gettin' a bit confusin' az to who waz who?
|Jamie celebrates "Bandage-man ONE's" 2nd goal!|
Gayle waz then 'christened' "Bandage -man TWO!" by mee grandson Jamie (Perez waz "Bandage-man ONE!"--by the way!)
(Gayle ,who had substituted Mitrovic waz himself them substituted by Anita in the 58th minute az a precaution)
We controlled the game after this with several good chances gone 'a-beggin' with Shelvey in particular fluffin' a great chance!
Final score: Bandage-man ONE 2 Cheltenham Toon 0!
Toon team: Darlow, Sterry, Lascelles, Hanley, Gamez, Aarons (Gouffran 23), Shelvey, Colback, Perez, Diame, Mitrovic <(Gayle37) <(Anita 58)
Attendance: 21,972 (442 Cheltenham fans in The Leazes/East Stand corner ) The Geordie Times predicted a 25,000 crowd!*
|Jamie celebrates wor victory in The Newcastle Arms beer bar |
after the match with a 'coke beer' in a taall glass!
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