Sunday, November 26, 2006


Bet they catch Cold!!!!

Workington 2 Gateshead 4

Gateshead showed they are no push overs against Workington Reds on Saturday.

After going down 1-0, Gateshead powered their way back into the game with Steve "header"Salvin nodding home the leveller before half time.

After half time Neil Tarrant got the Heed Army in front after great ball control from Chris Hughes.

The Workington goal keeper had a rush of bload top the head and handled the ball out side of his box, and seen the red card.

When Gateshead got the third and the game was all over for Workington, Adam "Magic" Johnston got the goal.

Davie Southern Got the Forth goal and the travelling Heed Army got to see his chicken dance, a true entertainer!!!!

Player ratings

Bishop 8
made fantastic saves

Talbot 7
Had the players he was marking in his pocket

Baxter 7
Whats that coming over the hill ITS CRAIG BAXTER, ITS CRAIG BAXTER!!!!

Hanson 8
lead the team well

Baker 8
Kept them out

Hughes 8
showed a great first touch for setting up the second

Salvin 8
Got the us back in the game

Nelthorpe 8
What can you say the lad is class!!

Johnston 8
he took his goal well and looked the part again

Southern 9
Was in fine form, and his dance was great
The HEED ARMY Blog Man Of The Match, but in truth the hole team deserve the award!!!

Tarrant 8
great to see him get one against his old team.

Deverdics 7
did well when he came on

Thompson 7
classic Thommo, we need him on the score sheet

Istead (not used)
Swann (not used)
Okike (not used)

Photo's from Workington

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

FA Trophy Preview: Workington Reds

The FA Trophy trip to Workington Reds was never going to be a an easy game to go and win, but with the news of a fresh injury to James Curtis (pictured on the left) make the game a harder Battle.

Neil Tarrnat Joined Gateshead From Workington earlier this season is hoping to be fit for the return to his former club. Niel has been suffering from bruised ribs and is surely hoping to put one past the Reds.

Other injury doubts to the weakened Gateshead Team are:
Steve Baker
Ian Clark
Richard Flynn
Davie Southern
Paul Thompson

Former Tynesider manager Tommy Cassidy is the manager of Workington Reds and has started this season well with the reds. Workington are sitting in the top places in the Northern Conference and would be a tough opposition for any conference side never for a Unibond side like Gateshead.

A coach full of the Heed Army is traveling to Workington on Saturday. It is sure to be a great day out what ever the result, but a win would be nice for the Traveling fans.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Gateshead 3 Fleetwood Town 3

Gateshead never really controlled this game and fell behind midway through the first half.

Adam Johnston got the Heed Army Level from the penalty spot after a Fleetwood Town Defender handled the ball in the box.

After the break Chris Hanson went straight through the heart of the Fleetwood defence and only had the keeper to beat but sent the ball across goal to find no Gateshead team mate there.

Yet again Gateshead fell behind after a poor build up play.

Steve Salvin got the Heed Army level once again, but 30 seconds later Davie Southern got Gateshead 3-2 in front with a cracking shot from outside the box. It was moment of pure genius!!!!

Just as before Gateshead's lack of communication let them down and Fleetwood Town got level late on in the game.

We did not deserve to win but did not show enough heart to hold on to what we had!!!

Line up and ratings

Bishop 6
Feet was plated to the spot

Mason 7
His best game so far

Baxter 6
didnt look with it, and let his head drop very early

Curtis 8
Cleared every ball he got to
The Heed Army Blog Man of the Match

Hanson 6
wasnt great but wasnt bad

Hughes 7
Played a classic game, never gave up

Istead 6
His famous tackle was on display

Salvin 7
Took his goal well

Nelthorpe 7 (debut)
Great to see a real winger whipping balls into the box, just a pity there was no one on the end of them

Southern 8
Kept making chances out of nothing, great goal.

Johnston 7
Great to see him on the score sheet

Scaife (not used)
Deverdics (not used)

Okike 6
Didnt really show much

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Fleetwood Town Preview

Gateshead Welcome Fleetwood Town to the International Stadium on Saturday Afternoon, Gateshead will be looking to get back to winning ways in the league following last Saturday's heavy defeat to AFC Telford and a draw mid week at Ossett.

Davie Southern the driving force behind Gateshead will be looking to add to his 14 goals this season, after scoring in mid week at Ossett.

BIG James Curtis should return to the centre of defence after serving his suspension in midweek.

Fleetwood started the season on fire with a good run which seen them occupy the top spot for a few weeks, but have slipped down the table of late.

The HEED ARMY BLOG predicts a 2-1 win for Gateshead


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ossett 2 Gateshead 2

Gateshead traveled to Ossett trying to get back to winning ways in the league after a 4-0 Thrashing at AFC Telford in their last league game on Saturday.

Gateshead have the likes of James Curtis (pictured below) and Steve Baker missing through injury.

Gateshead fell behind 1-0, but Neil Tarrant got the leveller (his 5th goal of the season).

Half time score 1-1

Ossett regained the lead after half time.

David Southern got the Scores level again with his 14th goal of the season, coming by the way of a penalty.

Full time score 2-2

Points make prizes, but we need more points!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

AFC Telford 4 Gateshead 0

Gateshead started slowly soaking up the AFC Telford attacks in the first 18 minutes.

Steve Salvin had a free header from a corner early in the first half only to put it wide.

AFC Telford went 1-0 up from a corner, Jones the Telford defender header home the opening goal.

Simon Bishop (pictured below) was keeping Gateshead in the game in the first half with a good command of his box and clearing the ball when called upon.

Half time Score 1-0
After the break, AFC Telford started the better and scored a goal from 30 yards to take the score to 2-0 to Telford. On the hour Telford put the match right out of reach of Gateshead with the 3rd goal, Lee Moore with the 3rd goal.
4-0 and AFC Telford have had the full run of the game.
Lets hope the team can pick them selves up for the next match. HEED ARMY!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Gateshead 0 Sunderland Nissan 1

Poor Game
Poor Ref

As a young boy i was told by my mother if you have nothing good to say, then don't say anything at all!!!!

So I'll use that advise now.

HEED ARMY to all.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Goat at Ashton

The Goat and the Heed Army living it up behind the goal at Ashton Utd.
Photo taken by Private Rowan

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Ashton Utd 0 Gateshead FC 1

A wins a win they say, and Gateshead got one.

On a poor pitch both sides struggled to take any kind of hold of the game in the first half.

Simon Bishop was in top form making some great saves in the first half.

Tony lee must have said the right words to the Gateshead players at half time as they started the second half with a fresh fire in there hearts.

Chances fell to Neil Tarrant and Steven Istead in the early spells in the second half, but to no avail.

The brake through came when Davie Southern was one on one with the Ashton Utd keeper and blasted a shot that the keeper but he was unable to get his full hand behind the shot, and the ball trickled over the line for the win.

Line up and ratings:

Bishop 9
Fantastic display from the old timer, nothing was gonna get past him today
The HEED ARMY Blog Man Of The Match

Baxter 7
Did the simple things well, and looked at ease through out the match

Mason 7
Worked hard and made things hard for the winger against him

Hanson 7
Got the ball out of Gatesheads half and out of danger

Curtis 7
Looked very comfortable on the ball, no heart stopping moments at the back

Talbot 8
had a great game in the left wing, got some good balls to the forward line

Salvin 7
Same as ever, never gives up

Hughes 8
Box to box again, will be a big miss when he has his operation

Southern 7 1/2
Wasn't a vintage Davie Southern performance but he kept plugging away and got his 13th goal of the season

Istead 7
Starting to look the part, fitness is coming back

Tarrant 7
Had a few half chances


Clark (not used)
Scaife (not used)

Johnston 6
Came on but the game was in its dying stages, but the 8 or so minutes will help him get back in the swing of things

Swann (not used)
Deverdics (not used)

Ashton Ground

A view of the main stand at Ashton Utd


Some of the Heed Army Support down at Ashton enjoying a pint before the match.

Sgt Barrass

Sgt Barrass looking very tired after a thrilling game at Ashton Utd

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Hall Of fame: Lowe

Kenny Lowe had a few stints at Gateshead in Between his time in the football league.

Kenny played for Football league clubs such as Darlington, Birmingham City and Barnet.

Kenny returned to Gateshead in 95/96 season and became player joint/manager in the 97/98 season with Matty Pearson.

Kenny the left to become manager of Barrow the next season, where he is also a legend.

Kenny will always be remembered as play maker and hard worker in midfield.

As manager Kenny would get right behind the team and wave both arms frantically to urge the team on the to pleasure of the home crowd.

A memorable goal from Kenny was when he was taking a corner and he hit it hard and high and the crowd groaned, but the ball curled hard and hit the far post and went in. A fluke but never the less a fantastic goal!!

Kenny Lowe Now lives in Australia and still working in football in Perth