Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ground 99: Whitley Bay

"Four-nil up, soon be five," sang the knot of Lowestoft Town fans up at the back of the corrugated-iron stand. Below, we pushed left to try and get under a corner of the roof; every time the wind changed direction the rain dropped through a hole directly overhead.

Ten minutes in Bay were two-nil up, the second a 25-yard screamer that looped over the keeper's flailing right hand and dipped just inches under the bar. Within half an hour, it was three.

Somehow, you just knew there wasn't going to be a fourth...

3 comments:

damo said...

It's a shame. I really wanted to go and see Bay play at the new Wembley.
Still it's an achievement to get to the semis.

Michael said...

There's always next year...

Mind you, I've been saying that about Newcastle ever since I was 5.

Fitbadaft said...

Thats you 1 away from the 100 GC Michael! Really can't believe that Newcastle score yesterday.