|'GEORDIE TIMES' EXCLUUUSIVE!|
ATSU FREE KICK GOAL (Atsu next to ref)
View from row BB
"ANOTHAA PERFECT DAY!"
Followin' on from the 'Perfect Day' results of last weekend, we were hopin' (against hope!) that aall the results would gan wor way again---and they DID!
Yet again aa had to catch a train with just ower 3 hours kip after de'in me usual 430 mile 'night truck run' to Redditch and back from the Thorsday afternoon til '2:30 am bells' on the Friday mornin'
Aa got to kip aboot '3 bells' and got up again at '6:30 bells', az aa HAD to catch the train(s) to sooth Wales which left 'The Central' 2 hours later!
With hardly any 'shut eye' aa felt like a'd been 'dragged backwards through a hedge 37 times!' az aa boarded the 'Cross Country' train to Bormingham and then onward on anothaa train to Cardiff (via wor 'digs' in Newport, where we dumped wor owerneet bags!)
We heeded straight for wor 'fave haunt' roond these parts, namely, 'The Canton Rugby Club' which iz a 10 min waalk from the away tornstiles, where several 'tonsil ticklers' were 'downed' before heedin' for the groond!
Ower 4,000 Toon fans were here and they were in very good voice az the game kicked off, singin' the tune to The Beatles 'Yellow Submarine': "sund'lind's goin' down! and Newcasil's goin' up!", throughoot the game! (givin' 2 arm DOWNward motion when sund'lind is mentioned and 2 arm UPWARD motions when Newcasil iz mentioned!) (revenge iz sweet aftaa they celebrated wor relegation barely 11 month's ago!)
The 1st half woz a bit 'iffy' and the anly highlight woz a shot from Atsu which their keeper saved---the anly shot on target that aa can remember from 'us' in this half!
|1st HALF ACTION AZ WE ATTACK THE FAR END|
The 2nd half woz different though az we attacked the end in which we were housed and the breakthrough came in the 55th minute when Atsu woz brought doon on the edge of the box!
He took the kick himself, sendin' the Cardiff goalie the wrang way az the baall flew into the left hand corner of the goal, from where we were--and send the 4,000 faithful into ecstasy! (see top photo!)
The 2nd and 'killer goal' came 10 mins later when Hayden woz given a 'free run' and he hammered the baall from 20 yards oot, into the right hand corner of the goal from us, with the Cardiff keeper rooted to the spot!
That's the way it stayed, which meant that we had closed the gap on Brighton to ONE solitary point and put 'the pressure' on them to win the title in front of their own fans the next day!
We are in the NUFC record books az well ,az we beat the 13 away wins under 'Special K' with wor 14th away win of the season!
|THE PLAYERS CELEBRATE WITH RAFA (black suit) |
AT THE END OF THE GAME AZ
THE TOON FANS CLAP AND SHOUT WILDLY!
After the game we heeded back to wor hotel in Newport where celebratory drinks were consumed in the nearby boozers, before heedin 'for the sack' to get some much needed 'shut-eye'!---"ZZZZZzzzzz!!!!!"
The next day woz spent on a train back to London and then onward to The Toon from King's Cross, where the mobile 'telling bones' were 'on the ready' to see if the SMB's would be finally relegated if they got a worse result than Hull!
They DID! (they lost 1-0--Hull drew 0-0) and we joyously celebrated in carriage 'D' of the train!
More good news woz comin' through when we eventually got back to The Toon when we foond oot that Brighton had LOST 1-0 at home to 'The Big Bristols', meanin' that the fight for the title would gan to the last day of the season next Sunday----Anothaa 'perfect day' to follow on from the week before!!! (scroll doon to the bottom of the page to see that report!)
Toon team: Elliot, Yedlin, Mbemba, Clark, Dummett, Atsu, Hayden, Diame, Colback (Shelvey 73), Perez (Sterry 90), Murphy (Mitrovic 66)
Attendance: 23,153 (4,262 very happy Toon fans!)
Cardiff's highest crowd of the season!
|BEST CROWD OF THE SEASON--|
BUT STILL THOOSANDS OF EMPTY SEATS!
* The pre and post match 'gargels' took place here!
|THE 'WELLY', BORMINGHAM (IN BETWEEN TRAINS)|
POTTERS BAR, NEWPORT
(STAB PROOF VEST RECOMMENDED!)
INSIDE 'THE LINTON', NEWPORT
THE QUEENS, NEWPORT
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE!
ON THE WAY TO CARDIFF!
ON THE WAY BACK FROM CARDIFF!