|'THE BAD BLUE BOYS' (in RED!) MISS A PENALTY!|
ATTENDANCE 347 (PLUS A LITTLE WHITE DOGGY!)
With ne Toon game til Munday neet it woz decided to get wor Saturday 'fix' at Northern Leegue Whitley Bay, where they were playin' wor fave non leegue side, 'The Bad Blue Boys of Dunston'!
A bus and Metro ride later and we were in Monkseaton station where a new 'micro bar' iz situated caalled 'The Left Luggage Room', which (beleeeve it or not!) woz the old 'left luggage room' at the station!
'We', bein' 'me', 'The Silver Fox', hiz better half 'Babs' and 'Grumpy Stumpy', who woz on the SCRUMPY!
A pint of 'Aussie Pale' at 7% woz on the menu for me and it went doon quite niceleee---thank yoo very much!
It woz then 'onward' to 'The Phoenix Tap' where a pint of 'down market' 'John Smith's' woz consumed, before heedin' for 'The Seahorse Pub' just up the road where the groond woz!
The pub iz actually inside the groond and yoo have to gan through the tornstiles to get to it!
Old Toon fan 'Keith the Flag' woz there with fower mates who had travelled up from Bath in Somerset for the Toon's game against 'The Hazbeenz & Villans'----the anly trouble woz!!!!-----they'd booked their hotel and train travel for the Saturday and Sunday, but the game woz moved to the Munday neet for live telly and they couldn't change their arrangements!---and so Whitley v Dunston it woz for them, before heedin' back to Bath the next day and MISSIN' the Toon v Villa game!
Anyway!--it woz soon time to heed for the terraces and a canny crowd which I predicted woz between 300-400 were assembled---quite a few of them from Dunston az well!
|DUNSTON ATTACK 'THE TWENTY TREES END' (1st half)|
It didn't take the home side lang to tek the lead when Robertson scored after just 3 minutes!---That's the way it stayed til half time when 'on the referees whistle' we made a 'mad dash' for 'The Seahorse bar'!
FIVE minutes after the restart we came back oot to find that 'The Bad Blue Boys' (who were playin' in RED!) had equalised from the penalty spot when we were still in the bar! (they could have waited for us--the b*stards!)
|"HAIR WE GO!--HAIR WE GO!--HAIR WE GO!"|
Dunston were gettin' on top after this and got anothaa penalty at the mid point of the half---aa got mee camera phone oot to tek a picture, but they MISSED this time!? (we shud have stayed in the club and they might have scored it!?)
And then at 'the death' and deep into injury time, 'heartbreak' az 'The Baywatchers' scrambled the baall into the net when Anderson bundled it ower the line to win the game for them!
It woz then a bus ride back to the Toon where we heeded for 'The Newcastle Arms' for somemore 'liquid lubrication' to drown wor sorrows!
|"WE WOZ THERE!"|
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