Despite fielding an attack
which included Cort, Ameobi and LuaLua at various times, the reserve team were
unable to register a shot worthy of the name in what was a thoroughly dismal
evening at Kingston Park.
And although the lowly visitors fielded a youthful and inexperienced side
including a number of trialists, they came the closest to breaking the deadlock.
Only a Quinn clearance in the early stages and a deflection to re-direct a shot
against the post stopped Lewis McMahon from registering a goal.
Chances were few and far between, and United were forced to play the last nine
minutes of the game a man short after Carl Cort limped off with a dead leg and
we'd used our allotted subs. To be honest it made absolutely no difference.
Special sympathy should be extended to the Danish Mags in attendance (aka "Toons
of Denmark") who tried to inspire their heroes with some vocal support.
Unfortunately it fell on deaf ears.
Can we also just apologise to anyone who read on NUFC.com that this game
was on and made the effort to go - sorry we let you down, we were led to believe
a game of football was being staged.
Spotted suffering crowd were Sir Bobby Robson, former toon
player and manager Colin Suggett, ex-Southampton boss Ian Branfoot and almost
inevitably, Mick Wadsworth. No wonder Huddersfield are in the financial clarts
if he keeps claiming petrol money for all those trips up the A1.
Owls second string were coached by former mackem Colin West and included
in his side was Aaron Labonte, a defender from our Academy who is
being released and has been given a trial at Hillsborough by Chris Turner. He
didn't do much wrong playing at right back, but there again he didn't have much
to do against our lot.
PS - United included no less than four players in their starting XI called
Stephen (or Steven.) That's about the most interesting thing we could find to
say about this game....