Posted 'high noon 🔔bells' Sunday 8th August 2021
Nohrich owner and celebrity chef Delia Smith iz renounded for hor delicious custard crumbles--(hence wor name for hor team) and we can tell yoo, that hor team 'crumbled' in the 2nd half az The Toon attacked The Gallowgate End!
The forst half wasn't much cop az we attacked the 'near deserted' Leazes End and it woz wor visitors who had the orly chances to take the lead, but were denied by 4th choice keeper Freddie Woodman in The Toon goal!
Former Toon keeper Tim Krul received a great ovation from the Toon fans at The Gallowgate End az he ran oot for the restart.
The 2nd half, like aa say, woz different with the introduction of Saint Max, Dwight Gayle and Jonjo Shelvey!
But it woz wor number 11 Matt Richie who opened the scorin' in the 55th minute, when he fired home past Tim Krul, to the delight of the smaall crowd, many who hadn't been to see us play since February 2020, when we played hosts to The Bornley Hillbillies in a 0-0 draw before a 50,000 crowd!
Saint Max then bamboozled the Nohrich defence and caused aall sorts of problems for them az we attacked relentlessly!
The 2nd goal wasn't lang in comin' when Dwight Gayle took a through baall from 'Private' Fraser and hit a low shot under Krul's body and into the net in the 74th minute!
The final nail in wor visitors coffin came with 2 minutes left on the clock when Gayle volleyed home from a Manquillo pass!
A very satisfactory win against a poor Nohrich team sets us up nicely for the visit of 'The Jellied Eels Mob' of West Ham next Sunday in wor openin' Premyaa Leegue game!
That were chants against wor reluctant owner 'The Fat Controller' to "sell the club!", but suprizingly the fans asked Brucey to "give us a wave!", which he duly did! (There were NEE chants against wor under fire manager!)
Attendance: 20,139 includin aboot 40 or 50 Nohrich diehards in the Leazes/ East Stand corner!
*So this woz the largest crowd to attend SJP for ower one and a half years! (Anly 10,000 were allowed into wor last home game of last season v Sheff U because of the covid restrictions!)