"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!"
BUGLARS PLAY 'THE LAST POST' BEFORE KICK OFF
We simply didn't naa wot to expect from a team that haz been blowin' hot and cold aall season!
Luckily for us it woz canny waam (warm) in the freezing cold! and we came oot 2-1 winners thanx to a great heeded goal by Yedlin in the first half and a close range effort from Clark to put him on 3 goals for the season (top goalscorer!)
|ACTION AT THE LEAZES END (1st half)|
NUFC went behind in the 14th minute when an unmarked Wilson slammed the baall into the net from just inside the penalty area to give Bornmoooth the lead at The Gallowgate End!
We are made of sterner stuff these days and the Yedlin equaliser came in the 42nd minute from a great centre by Saint Maximin (or woz it a shot?) which Yedlin heeded in from close range!
Just before this Maximin had broke through the Bornmoooth defence and hit the bar, when it looked much easier to score!
We went in level at the break!
THE MOON SHINES BRIGHTLY IN THE DARK SKY
AZ THE TOON ATTACK THE GALLOWGATE GOAL (2nd half)
The game could have went eethaa way, as both teams had chances in the 2nd period, but it woz 'us' who got the vital 2nd goal through Clark in the 53rd minute after a scramble in the box and he toe poked the baall into the goal!
Almiron woz dead unlucky not to get hiz forst goal for The Toon 10 minutes from the end, when hiz shot hit Saint Maximin who lay injured in the Gallowgate penalty area, and (of course) it went wide! UNREEEL! (In othaa words, Saint Maximin 'denied' Almiron and 'saved' Bornmoooth from gannin 3-1 doon!)
7 minutes of injury time woz added, but we managed to haad on to claim back to back wins and propel us up to the dizzy heights of 11th in the table, above the likes of Moan U and Sporz (for the time bein at least!)
Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles (Dummett 20), Clark, Willems, Shelvey, Hayden, Almiron, Saint-Maximin (Atsu 90), Joelinton
|CAN YOO SPOT THE BORNMOOOTH FANS AND EMPTY SEATS?|
Attendance: 44,424? (800 or so Bornmoooth fans huddled in the far corner of level 7 in The Leazes End)
With quite a few empty seats, we estimate that the actual attendance woz aroond aboot 40,000!) (This iz still nearly SIX times higher than the SMBs got for their FA Cup tie with Gillingham on the same afternoon! (7,800!)
*More pix and team line ups to follow later az a'm gannin to a remembrance ceremony at '11:00 bells'
Geordie Times grovellin apology!--We said that Clark woz wor top goalscorer with 3 goals!====In fact he iz wor joint top goalscorer with Shelvey on 2 goals!