With yet anothaa blank Saturday to fill in (The Toon wornt playin til Munday neet!) we heeded for 'enemy territory' in Ryhope (sund'lind) to watch 'The Bad Blue Boys' at 'The Ryhope Recreation Groond'.
A lad called Peetaa (Peter!) woz drivin and it woz just az well the sat nav woz workin, az the groond woz in the middle of a maze of dead end streets!
We had time for a quick pint in the Ryhope Cricket Club bar (next to the futbaall groond) before heedin for the match!
I bought a match programme to see the team line ups, anly to discover that it woz 2 teams of invisible men playin'!
Ryhope wore a red n white striped kit (az yi'd expect for a sund'lind team!), while The Bad Blue Boys of Dunston wore their aall blue strip!
The forst half woz c*ap with both teams unable to get oot of forst gear---and az the rain came doon we decided to heed back to the clubhoose just before half time for some more 'liquid lubrications' (and to avoid a soakin'!)
Just wor luck that Dunston scored through a Fitzpatrick penalty aftaa a 'hand baall' by a Ryhope player, deep into stoppage time---and of course we had missed it!
"Nevaa mind", we thought---there are more goals in this game---and were we to be proved right when Jordan Nellis struck a superb shot into the corner of the net in the 54th minute, to put 'The Bad Blue Boys' '2 up' and send their 60 odd fans wild with delight (ower half the crowd!)
It woz 3-0 6 mins later, when this time, Fitzpatrick hit a superb stike into the bottom corner and it woz 'game ower'-----well not quite!---az 'the mackem minnows' pulled 2 goals back through Ellis and Devlin to set the norves janglin!
However, Dunston had the last say when Scott Heslop fired home to complete the scorin'! (4-2)
Dunston are still unbeaten in the leegue and are breathin doon Consett's neck at the top of the table! (Consett won az well to remain top)
Attendance:117 (plus a gadgie watchin' from hiz bedroom window in the distance!)