Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 4th February 2024
This woz a game for the neutrals for certain, but if yoo are a Toon fan this 4-4 draw against unglamourous Lutin woz a reality check!
The 8 goal sequences were az follows! (deep breath!)
7th minute: Longstaff races doon the pitch to fire home at The Leazes End.
1-0 to NUFC
21st minute: Osho heeds home unmarked at The Gallowgate End.
23rd minute: An Anthony Gordon shot rebounds off the Lutin keeper and Longstaff iz at hand to fire home for hiz 2nd goal of the game.
2-1 to NUFC
40th minute: Barnes er sorry Barclay fires home unmarked.
Gordon had picked up an ankle injury and woz replaced by Wilson for the 2nd half
59th minute: Dan Burn fouls Ogbene in the box and after a lang VAR check the ref points to the spot. Morris takes it to send Dubravka in The Toon goal the wrang way, but the ref makes him retake it for encroachment by Lutin player in the box. He hits a similar shot to the right of Dubravka to gives wor visitors the lead!
2-3 to Lutin
62nd minute: Aderbayo races doon the wing and cuts in to send a shot beyond Dubravka to increase their lead! "UNREAL!"
2-4 to Lutin
67th minute: Kieran Trippier reduces the deficit 5 mins later with a shot from close range.
73rd minute: Lang time absentee Harvey Barnes who had replaced Almiron in the 63rd minute, took just 10 mins to make hiz mark and hits a sweet left footer from just ootside the box into the far corner to level things again and send the fans wild! "UNREAL!"
More chances occured in the 10mins of stoppage time added and Barnes had 2 efforts thay just wouldnt gan in and Murphy agonisingly stretched oot a foot, but just couldnt make the conection to win the game!
4-4 FT "UNREAL!"