My first Heed match was on Wednesday the 25th of November 1996 Vs Macclesfield Town at the International Stadium.
What i remember of the 0-0 with Macclesfield isn't that clear, but i do Remember Paul "Thommo" Thompson missing a penalty late in the game.
The Gateshead Team included:
A young Paul Thompson
And Derek Ord
Although it wasn't the best game, i enjoyed the feel of the Gateshead game and crowed (the crowed was a lot bigger back then).
I was hooked after taking in a few more games that season,
And the rest is history.
This is The ticket i got from my first Heed game.