Tuesday, 13 January 2015

It's Pistols at Dawn as Hammers Finally Overcome Toffees!

You really couldn't make this pantomime up - what should have been a routine win last week at Goodison Park was foiled in the last minute of extra time by a Romelu Lukaku goal and we had to return tonight to the Boleyn to try all over again.

But we did well and in fact were looking comfy at 1-0 and with an extra man (albeit Nolan!) after Aidan McGreedy got send off for being stooopid. But, predictably, West ham conspired to throw it away. conceding an equaliser and then falling 2-1 behind to ten men!

I'm gonna go on there and score, OK!

Only a saving Carlton Cole goal, late into the East London night, and with just 5 minutes of extra time remaining brought us to penalties....

...and then the real drama started

As both sides demonstrated that they had been practising spot kicks, Naismith got unlucky and managed to miss his effort .....and so at 4-4 Stewie Downing stepped up. A chance to sleigh the beast for once and for all...

Most of us felt confident that he would score- after all, this is Stewie-sweetfoot...accurate as a sniper who wins sniper competitions etc...

Oh no!!! The Toffee Gods reached down and saved Everton again.....

And so to the 'amateur' penalty merchants.....each brave soldier stepping up and dispathching their efforts until finally we were left with the two Spanish Goalkeepers...



They squared up to eachother like a spaghetti western...cold, determined....

Joel smashed his kick beyond the flailing Adrian - BUT OFF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BAR!!!


and then Adrian dopped the ball on the spot, stepped back and started to run towards the ball, jettisoning his goalies gloves in a symbolic act of outfield defiance...and thumped the ball into the back of the net.
 
Click on the link to watch the shootout, shot by shot...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX7gObp1HFs


Yes!!!!!!!! on the sixteenth attempt Satan Baines & Co have finally been slain.








 

2 comments:

  1. ditching the gloves before the run up was simply class!

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