|"SPOT THE TRAMPOLINE?"|
*"IT SHUD HAVE BEEN SIX!"
For a change the train journey doon to King's Cross (London) woz on time and so we heeded for 'The Merchants Tap' in Hackney Wick not far from the groond for the customary pre match 'liquid lubrications' at '11:30 bells' (with 'Tiny Rebel' real ale at £5:50 a pint!) The pub iz in a disused factory warehouse and iz a bit of a mess inside!---very basic to say the least!---BUT! it did sell BEER!
|"REBEL!---REBEL!"--THIS PLACE IZ A MESS!"|
It woz soon time to heed for the match (3 hours drinkin time later!)and thankfully the predicted heavy rain didn't happen and we had a 'soak free' walk to the London Stadium!
|WE TOOK 'THE SCENIC ROUTE' TO THE STADIUM!|
With 3,000 Toon fans in attendance, split into 2 section, divided by a 'trampoline' (see top photo) we were in buoyant mood!
Wor enthusiasm woz justified az we pounded the goal in front of the travellin' fans and 2 excellently heeded goals from Clark and Fernandez gave us a 2-0 lead-----but it shud have been many more az Saint-Maximin ran through the West Ham defence twice, but with anly their goalie to beat he shot at the keepers feet for the forst one--and passed to Almiron for the second, but hiz shot rebounded oot az well, (off a defender) when it looked easier to score!
Jonjo Shelvey aalso hit the bar from a great effort and we went in 2-0 up at half time, instead of 5-0 up!
We attacked the far goal in the 2nd period and soon it woz 3-0 when Shelvey hit a low free kick from ootside the box and it went into the net with their keeper beaten---to huge roars from the Toon faithful az the 'Jellied Eels Mob' fans heeded for the exits!
(Explanation: 'Jellied eels' are a favourite delicacy in "eest Landan", where West Ham fans come from!)
NUFC were 'cruisin' but 2 very sloppy goals near the end from West Ham nearly spoiled wor afternoon, but we held on to claim the valuable 3 points which lifts us up to 15th in the table and just 1 point behind Moan U in 10th place!
Wor 3 goals doubled wor away tally for the season and we now have 9 goals in total from 11 games and 12 points! (Happier days for certain)
We heeded for the night life of Camden Town after the game (with some pints more than £6 there!) before heedin back to King's Cross to catch the '8:00 bells' train yem and arrived back on Tyneside just after 'midneet bells' (4 hours back, because of 'line work'!)---but still at the predicted time---the forst time this season that we haven't had major train mishaps! (Happy days aall roond!)
Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Willems (Dummett 87), Almiron, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint Maximin (Atsu 77), Joelinton (Carroll 89)
Attendance: 59,907 (3,000 buoyant Toon fans!)
*The post match celebrations took place in Camden Town!