Tantallon Victoria 4 Northern Thistle 1

Goals: D.Bonaccorsi, Thomson, McNab (2)

A game in which… Tantallon maintained their focus to record a great victory against a hardworking Northern Thistle side in Division 2a. Tantallon could have been ahead in the opening minutes with Chris Reilly shooting narrowly over the bar and someone else who may or may have not been Davie Bonaccorsi coming close also. Regardless of this it was Bonaccorsi who opened the scoring finding his way in behind the opposition defense and showing composure to take a touch before burying the ball in the back of the Thistle net.  A long ball was the home sides undoing as two opposition players found their way through the Tally offside trap to take the ball past MacEachern and make it a goal apiece. Tantallon started the second half having gone up a couple of gears and got their reward with two similar goals. Both Thomson and then McNab won the ball from challenging the keeper before taking it round him to calmly slot between the posts. The pick of the goals was the last of the game. Having been under pressure from Thistle for a period of time who had chances from a number of set pieces a long ball forward was latched onto by Bonaccorsi. If we weren’t amazed enough by the fact that the forward PASSED THE BALL to McNab our left winger we were further stunned at the stunning drive – a carbon copy of his goal against Rutherglen Thistle in the cup – which ended up bulging the roof of the visitors net. Three very valuable points for Tantallon then against a well organised and passionate Thistle side.

Moment to savour… McNab’s goal. Just fantastic technique from wee #BravoTwoZero but a real team goal too.

Head in hands moment… Finding out that the showers weren’t working!

Huntly’s Heros…. A game where we had to dig in and battle away for 90 minutes. Tommy did well as a makeshift striker, Davie was outstanding again. Everyone played their part. Wee special mentions for Chris Reilly and Don Don who go quietly about their business every week – real team players who play where they are asked and give 100%.

On the sidelines… Stevie from Airdrie Ladies came down to watch the game today and it was a pleasure to see him. The Chairman showed his appalling manners by having to be prompted to give his bench coat to Roddy’s chilly lady friend. Big Jan seems to be the victim of all Davie Bon’s pranks these days…

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One Response to “Tantallon Victoria 4 Northern Thistle 1”

  1. Stephen Bole Says:

    Working with the girls at Airdrie Ladies I’m used to handing over a jacket or two. Should have offered mine Dave but yours looked warmer and comfier.

    Excellent performance from the lads today.

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