Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hall Of Fame: Fletcher

Keith Fletcher has to be one of the most entertaining Forwards to have played for Gateshead in the past ten years.

Keith joined Gateshead after the relegation from the national conference and didn't seem to be much of a player, but after a month or so the Gateshead fans started to see the genius of the legend. His goals would range from over-head kicks to 20 yard curlers. Not only could he score the goals he made them with great vision.

Fletch even got to play for his country of Grenada in 1999 for the World Cup Qualifiers for the 2002 World Cup (scoring for his country as well) while still a Gateshead player.

Fletch made 73 apps for Gateshead and scored 38 goals between 98-01.

Favourite memory of Kieth Fletcher:

While playing against Telford in an FA Cup replay at the International Stadium, Keith was about 15 yards offside and Gateshead was on the attack. The ball was passed forward and keith knew he was offside while Steve preen was running onto it, so Fletcher fell over (like he was shot) so not to be inter fearing with play, and Gateshead went on to score. The man was a Legend.

With Gateshead winning that game they reached the first round proper of the FA Cup to play Cambridge Utd, but lost 1-0 and kieth was sent off in that game as well (but he got us there so, we forgave him).

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