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)

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