Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 18th September 2022
A lack lustre display from NUFC yesterday and a disappointing result woz the outcome at SJP az an impeccable minutes silence for the Queen and a rendition of "God save the King" rang oot before kick off!
We just didn't get out of the blocks and the closest we came to scorin woz when Joelinton hit the post at The Gallowgate End and then a flurry of shots were saved by the Bournemoooth keeper to keep the score 0-0 at the half time break!
The unexpected breakthrough for wor visitors came in the 62nd minute when Billings flicked the baall past 'The Pope' in the Toon goal, to send the 1,155 Bournemoooth diehards high up in level 7 of The Leazes End into raptures!
A few minutes later a penalty appeal by Trippier for a hand baall, sent the ref to the VAR monitor and after a minutes review gave the penalty to the relief of the home crowd!
Isak took it and buried the baall to the right hand side of the Bournemoooth keeper for the equaliser!
Despite many more chances we couldn't find the winner and had to settle for the point!
We badly missed Saint Max and Callum Wilson who are both still injured! This woz without doubt wor worst performance of the season so far!--One to forget for certain!
Attendance: 52,238 (1,155 Bournemoooth fans!)
*FROM THE MATCH PROGRAMME
The Queen and Prince Phillip visit to SJP in 1997 when Sir John Hall woz chairman! *The same year az Prince ANDREW opened The Stadium of SSssshhh Yee Naa Wot!)
The Queen presents the FA Cup to Jimmy Scoular in 1955 at Wembley---NUFC beat Man City 3-1