"IT'S LOOKIN' GOOD--- BUT!---
DIVVINT COONT YI CHICKENS YET!"
Again we struggled at home against 'easy meat' but somehow managed to pull sommik 'oot of the hat' to win by a very narrow margin!
|1st HALF ACTION AZ WE ATTACK THE LEAZES END GOAL
Both Dwight Gayle and Lascelles came close in the orly periods with heeders and shots respectively, but the big breaktrough came in the 36th minute when a cross from Diame foond Gayle for an easy tap-in @ The Leazes End!
That's the way it stayed til half time despite 'The Blue Wigs' comin' close on a couple of occasions!
|VIEW OF CITY CENTRE AND BEYOND!
And then an 'April Fools 'disaster'!---- Jacobs woz allowed to gan past Lascelles and hit a shot past Karl Darlow in The Toon's goal to level things in the 50th minute!
A purple patch ten followed from wor visitors and they went close with a free heeder and a shot across the box which shud have seen them take the lead---but thankfully their finishin' woz poor and the score stayed the same!-----UNTIL! a Paul Dummett cross foond Gouffran who made a hash of hiz effort---the baall fell to Matt Richie's feet and he volleyed a shot which hit the ground forst, before bouncin' back to him off the post--for him to nod into the net @ The Gallowgate End to send the 50,000 plus Geordies into raptures!
|2nd HALF ACTION AT THE GALLOWGATE END
Wigan were dispondant and a blatent penalty woz torned doon when Richie woz tripped in the box, but the ref waved 'play on' WHY???---it woz a stone waall penalty????
After a norvy end to the game the ref finally blew the full time whistle, much to the relief of the crowd!
More 'good news' woz to follow on 'April Fools Day' with the defeats of both 'uddersfield (who unexpectedly lost at home to Bortin) and Leeedz (who lost to Readin') who sat in 3rd and 4th places behind us!
We are nuw TEN POINTS clear of 'uddersfield, and the anly disappointment woz Brighton's win against Blackborn who sit one point behind us in 2nd place!
With just 7 games to gan nuw---we just need to 'plod on'!!!!
Toon team: Darlow, Anita, Hanley, Lascelles, Dummett,Richie, Shelvey, Colback, Gouffran (Hayden 70), Diame (Atsu 63), Gayle (Perez 80)
Attendance: 51,849 (1,150 Blue Wigs)