The only bright spot of Tuesday night was the Kempstervator's diving header to make it 2-1.
|Another glorious day at the Bay!|
|Sunhats to the fore!|
After a settling-in period, the Bay were starting to play some good stuff, short and quick accurate passes. Chrissy-boy McDonald lashed in a great shot then a miss-hit shot was volleyed home by Ryan Keltie. We hadn't been expecting that!
Ten minutes later, Supermac, who was having a whale of a game, lashed in a shot but this time it sailed over, just missing an Easyjet coming in to Newcastle. Every one of the lads was putting their all into the game and there was more great battling from General Patton as he just failed to get a shot away after unsettling the visiting defence. Marske were completely unsettled. Robo was the next to take aim from the edge of the box and his effort was saved.
|How's the match going? OK won't ask....|
There followed a worrying moment of the game that can only be described as "Buggiegate". When Patton took aim at the goal, he certainly wasn't watching out for our 'little friends and their transportation'. However, as his shot blasted wide, its path was stopped by Mr Whitley Twitter's daughter's buggie. Luckily the young lady was elsewhere (picking up grass to give to her friends as presents) but the shot left a massive dent in the side of her buggy. We all breathed again when Mrs Whitley Twitter bent it back into shape!
Back on the pitch, it looked like Fryatt had been given the freedom to roam and Marske had no idea how to handle him. Our Hartlepool loanee, Josh Nearney managed the highest pitch voice of the game as he couldn't believe one of the ref's decisions.
The Bay continued to dominate in the second half as they showed great energy all over the pitch. 'Harry' Potter went close with a super lob before Kempster's freekick was turned in by an unfortunate Nathan Mulligan. What a shame!
|Those wild Bay fans absorbed in the battle on the pitch.|
Despite the fightback from Marske, this had been a complete contrast to the previous game and the first 60 minutes a good way to prepare for next week's visit to Bishop Aukland and the FA Vase game against Stockton Town. The last 30, meanwhile, are a good lesson for the Bay!
Unfortunately I can't make it to the Stockton game and there will be no wbayblogger until the Seaham game because of work commitments. #htb