|The look of foreboding!|
The good people of Whitley Bay hadn't shared our excitement at an evening out at Hillheads as the crowd of barely 200 failed to inspire yet as the game kicked off there was something different about the team. When they had the ball they didn't just throw it forward in a vain attempt to start the attacking ball rolling. In fact they were controlling the game simply by keeping possession and when the natural urge to hoy the ball elsewhere (and hope someone in a blue shirt claimed it) appeared it was suppressed like an unwanted tick. Instead the ball was laid off to a team-mate and another opening sought.
|The moving pitch...did it help the team play better?|
|More wild celebrations|
Those who had thought that they had had their fill of excitement were to be surprised when Hylton 'the Judge' Laws went full length to head in the winner.
Although there were a few moments of panic as Bedlington threatened an equaliser it was to be our evening. A 2-1 win was no more than we deserved. The song "Can we play you every week" sprang to mind: this was our 3rd victory over the Terriers and even though they had a shiny scoreboard and substitutions board (show offs), we had the six points and victory in the Vase: all of which myself and the Boy Mark had witnessed. Fab!
Let's hope Paddy has the Golden touch...(sorry best I could think of)