Posted 'high noon bells' Saturday 9th April 2022
"FROM UTTER DISPAIR TO UNBRIDLED JOY IN 5 DAYS!"
This woz yet anothaa game we 'must not lose' and 'must not lose' we did! After the disastrous 5-1 defeat at Sporz last Sunday, when we were in 'utter dispair'---and Bornley's win ower Evaatin in midweek--- the gap between 'us' and 'them' had been reduced to just 7 points AND they had a game in hand!----So we HAD to get sommik from this game!
It woz a scrappy game with barely a shot on target from eethaa team, but the breakthrough came (or so we thought!) in the 22nd minute when Bruno sent a cross in at The Leazes End for Chris Wood to score from a low position on the groond!
This sent the majority of the selloot 52,000 plus crowd into meldoon, but the goal looked offside to me and sure enough a VAR check ruled it oot az the 3,000 Wolves fans roared with delight in 'Level 7' behind that goal!
The 2nd half woz just the same---BUT!-----Just when it looked az though the game might end up 0-0--a through baall from Joelinton to Chris Wood, had him racin' into the penalty area and he woz uncermoniously brought doon by Sa in the Wolves goal at The Gallowgate End, for a 'stonewaall' penalty!
Wood took it himself az we 'prayed' in the stands and thankfully he sent their goalie the wrang way to put us 1-0 up in the 72nd minute to score hiz forst home goal!
The 'Wanabeez' pressed forward for an equaliser az Toon fans frantically whistled for the ref to blow for full time and eventually he did with 5 minutes stoppage time played az the relief of the crowd torned to cheers!
A VERY valuable 3 points which sent us up to 14th in the table and more importantly TEN points above the drop zone!
Beleeeve it or not, NUFC are just THREE points behind Pallis in NINETH place ---az we speak!!!
From utter dispairs after Sporz---to unbridled joy last neet!---A typical NUFC roller coaster jorney for certain!ATTENDANCE: 52,164 (3,000 Wanabeez!)
The Toon's odds of gannin doon are now 50/1 and are aallmost certain to avoid the drop now!---NOT 'cast in stone yet', but the stonemason iz standin' by with hiz hammer and chisel!