Sunday, December 30, 2007

Gateshead 3 North Ferriby Utd 1

The Tynesiders followed up there fine win at Guiseley with a great display over North Ferriby Utd at the International Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Wayne Phillips, Jamie Harwood Scored the first and last Heed Goals Respectively. James Dudgeon also scored his first goal for the club.

Ian Bogie will be over the moon with to good results over the Festive programme but will sure be on top of his team so they keep up winning ways away to Whitby on New Years day.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Guiseley 1 Gateshead 2

Gateshead gave some Christmas stuffing to Guiseley on boxing day, to retrurn to winning ways after no wins in the last four league games.

David Southern (pictured) was the Paxo to Guiseleys Turkey! scoring two vital goals and giving the traveling heed Army something to sing about.

Southern now has 12 goals this season and will be keen to add to his tally against North Ferriby on Saturady.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Gateshead 1 Ashton United 1

Same old story, different match day. Similar to Wednesday night against Farsley Celtic, we started well and dominated the first half, taking the lead midway through the first half when Graeme Armstrong instinctively headed a Phil Cave cross into the net.
Gateshead passed the ball well for the first forty minutes, but once again massively lacked in the final 3rd of the pitch. Wayne Phillips playing in a floating free role behind the front two once again caused the opposition problems. They didn't like him running at them. However at times he held on to the ball slightly too long, not that there were many options available to give it to (without going backwards).
Gateshead really should've gone on to put Ashton out of sight in the second half. But once again we suffered big time Charlie headitis, with certain players not being able to battle when it starts getting tough.
Credit has to go to Ashton as they kept going and got their reward with 10 minutes to go. Aitken came for a cross and failed to deal with it, his punch fell to the edge of the area only to be dispatched into a partially unguarded net. It probably was a foul on Aitken but the truth is he should've done better. Aitken made up for it with a good save late on to save our blushes.
I've run out of answers with this current squad, they did it at the start of the season but I just can't see them getting back to that form. The wheels have well and truly started to come off, hard decisions need to be made now before we're out of sight.
Aitken 7
Did ok, 1 good save to stop them winning it. Possibly fouled for their equaliser, but still should've done better.
Baxter 7
Solid, with a few good crosses.
Cave 7
Not one of his better games, but a good cross for the goal. Both fullbacks had little protection.
Dudgeon 8
Solid performance, didn't put a foot wrong and dealt with all that needed to be.
Heed Army Blog Man of the Match.
Thompson 8
Looked good a centre half again.
Gate 6
A couple of good blocks, but went missing in a 3 man midfield.
McClen 6
Started well but once again faded out the game and was substituted.
Bowey 6.5
Huffed and puffed, had the ball in the net to be ruled off side. Lacked a final product and quality passing.
Phillips 7
Again looked dangerous, but with this new free role he seems to be overplaying it a little too much. I would say better deployed on the left touchline, but what's the point if he crosses it into the middle and there's no one there.
Southern 6
Not really at the races today after scoring a good goal on Wednesday night. Probably would be better deployed as a right winger?
Armstrong 6.5
Good instinctive finish with a header. However when given time on the ball he panics and invariably picks the wrong option.
Robson 6
Not at any stage this season have we utilised his speed by putting balls for him to run on to. Everything is into his feet, and strength is not his asset.
Harwood 6
Came on and didn't do much. A couple of runs on the wing.
Talbot 6.5
Solid enough, but a left back for left back substitution isn't gonna to set the World on fire  

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas

The Heed Army Blog would like to wish all Gateshead fans and readers a very Merry Christmas!!!!!

Also a Merry Christmas to all involved at GFC from Chairman to kit man, they all play their part.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Farsley Celtic 4 Gateshead 1

Gateshead crashed out of the FA Tophy at Farsley Celtic on Wednesday night.

David Southern (pictured) was on target for the Tynesiders to take his tall to 10 goals for the season.

Farsley Celtic now entertain Alfreton Town in the next round of the Trophy.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Farsley Preview

The Tyensiders travel to Yorkshire with dreams of Wembly still in the offing.

Gateshead look set to still have Paul Thompson and Steve Salvin (pictured) in the centre of the makeshift defence as the Heed take on Farsley for a second time in a week.

Farsley of the Blue Square Premier showed they are no push over at the International Stadium by pegging back the score minutes after going one down.
Farsley have also installed caretaker manger John Daecey as the new manger, he has been in charge since early November after Lee Sinnott left to take charge of Port Vale.

If Gateshead overcome Farsley they could be at home to either Alfreton or
Southport in the next round.

The Bookmakers have Gateshead 8/1 to win the replay on Wednesday night, lets hope all heed fans have a few pound on to help pay for them extra Christmas drinks!!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Gateshead 1 Farsley Celtic 1 [FAT1]

A bright and inventive Gateshead were denied a place in the next round (at the first time of asking) by a magnificent drive from outside the area.

Football Conference side Farsley Celtic looked like giants compared with our lads at kick off, but come the final whistle it was our players who looked bigger. The experienced campaigners such as Steve Torpey can consider themselves lucky to still be in the FA Trophy.

Gateshead started the game brightly and had the lion share of possession and chances. A makeshift central defensive pairing of Steve Salvin and Paul Thompson put in a good shift together and kept the Farsley front two under wraps for most of the game. The performance was a vast improvement on the way we've played recently in the league. In the first half David Southern looked more like the player of last season, cutting inside and firing in left footed efforts from distance. However the main man of the first half was undoubtedly left winger Wayne Phillips who gave the Farsley Right-Back an torrid afternoon. Roaming in off the left touchline time and time again the full back didn't know what to do.

Both sides had good chances which they couldn't take, with the wood work coming to the rescue at times. Gateshead looked to produce from the wing with Phillips, Baxter and Southern delivering good crosses into the middle, unfortunately we lack a sniffer in the box who naturally knows where to be to get on the end of such deliveries.

Half-time 0-0

Farsley looked better in the second half but it was Gateshead who made most of the chances. Just when it looked like a goal would never come for the Heed, Graeme Armstrong latched onto a high ball on the edge of the box to loop a header (Which seemed to be in the air forever) over the keeper and into the back of the net. Unfortunately just as the Heed Army were going crazy, moments later Simeon Bambrook unleashed an unstoppable drive from outside the area which had Peter Keen at full stretch to no avail as it found the far corner.

Gateshead had chances to win it late on as they surged forward. Davy Southern got in a couple of times but indecision haunted him when he should possibly have pulled the trigger. Gateshead edged the game on possession and chances, so Farsley will be only too happy to get away with a replay.

It's a replay on Tuesday night in Farsley, let's hope we can make it to the next round but maybe more importantly turn our cup form into league form where the lads battle against lesser teams.

Line up and ratings:

Keen 8
Some crucial saves, good handling from high balls. More like the Keeno of old. Great save near the end to make sure of a draw.

Baxter 7
Solid display. Wasteful at times with long balls, but some good crosses.

Cave 7
Held the left well when Phillips went roaming. Solid display.

Thompson 7
Occasionally his positioning was off, but you can ask more of an emergency centre half than to battle and make it difficult. He did his job well, reminded me of that time he played against the enemy up the road at centre half and marked them out of the game.

Salvin 8
Strong against a bigger lad in Steve Torpey. A great display by him and Thomo.

Gate 6
Not a great game by Kris Gate. His passing was off and he looked a yard off the pace at times.

Phillips 8
Outstanding once again from Phillips. He ran the first half, cutting inside and giving the Farsley defence all sorts of problems.
Heed Army Blog Man of the Match.

McClen 7
An improved performance on the last game. First half he got stuck in and not in the crazy two footed manner. He played some intelligent passes, but started to fade a little towards the end.

Bowey 6
Not one of Bowsers best games. He played the more advanced midfield role where he should be, but unfortunately his passing was off today. He needs to be given more protection in central midfield (Salvin alongside him maybe?)

Southern 7
The first half he looked more like the Davy Southern of last season, cutting inside and taking shots on. Second half his control from long balls was exceptional, but the confidence had faded. He looked to pass it when he should've taken it on himself and have a dig, he also over elaborated at times (Maybe he should keep it simple until the confidence comes back?).

Armstrong 7
Great looping header for the goal. Grafted well all game, but he needs to learn when to make runs to the near post, when to come short and when to stay long.


Harwood 7
A couple of good direct runs, but needs to try and get more involved in winning the ball back when we lose possession.

Unused - Talbot, Robson.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Gateshead 1 Marine 2

Gateshead suffered their third league defeat in a row at the International stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Marine started the better and got a goal inside 3 minutes, after Craig Baxter missed a through ball which led to the goal.

Gateshead seemed to have a lot of the ball yet couldn’t get the ball passed midfield, leaving the forwards in no mans land for much of the game.
Negative balls from the midfield left little chances for the forwards to get any hold of the games, most balls from McClen finding the full backs and wingers.
Phillips can hold his head high after his performance in midfield, after he got forward back across, everything his team mates didn’t do.

In the second half Craig Baxter’s cross come shot found its way into the back of the net to draw Gateshead level after 4 minutes.

As in the first half the Heed had much of the ball without it moving forward, yet the time bomb that was the Gateshead midfield and defence did give to much room to the Marine forward and he slotted home from distance to give Marine a good win over Play off chasing Gateshead.

In all the game was there for Gateshead to take, yet we showed the fight of a Buddhist monk at prey time. If the Heed really count themselves as one of the teams that can gain promotion from the UniBond some fight and heart need to be injected in to the players.

The fans will turn up at games, lets hope the players do the same!!!

Line Up and Ratings:

Keen 6
maybe could have done better with the winning goal

Baxter 6
Looked off the pace, scored a good goal but that was it

Cave 7
Links up really well with Phillips

Jones 7
Hope his injury isnt to bad

Dudgeon 7
Big lad, looked a little slow but read the ball well

Gate 6
Never got going, until the full time whistle

Phillips 9
Gave his all, ran his heart out, developing into a great left winger for the Heed
Heed Army Blog Man Of The Match

Bowey 6
Looked rusty, few games time he will be firing on all cylinders

McClen 5
The lad has talent, but needs to find the battling and attacking side of his game!!!

Armstrong 6
would have got gold if he was in race

Southern 7
Not being fully used to get the best from him, need the ball at his feet not in the air


Robson (not used)

Flynn 7
The Fall guy, played a blinder last week, rewarded with the bench

Harwood 6
Need to find his form from September

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Farsley Celtic in the First Round

After Giving Boston United a footballing lesson the Heed have been handed a good home draw with Farsley Celtic Of the Blue Square Premier in the Next round of the FA Trophy.

Farsley Celtic were in the UniBond a few seasons ago and have had a fantastic few seasons with two promotions in that time. This was achieved under the management of Lee Sinnott.
Sinnott has Just left Farsley to take up the Managers post at Port Vale in the Football league.

The big game will be at the International Stadium on December 15th, so be there!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Gateshead 2 Boston Utd 1

Boston United looked shell-shocked after the first ten minutes of the game on Saturday, they was out worked, out paced and out played by the Mighty Heed.

Wayne Phillips was electric down the left wing, the Boston defence couldn’t handle Gateshead’s version of Ryan Giggs.

Graeme Armstrong was also in dangerous form skinning the defender time after time, which lead to the keeper bringing down Armstrong in the box after he left the defence in his wake.
Up stepped Phil Cave to bury the ball into the back of the net.
After Cave’s spot kick Gateshead continued to dominated play against the Blue Square Premier visitors, with some stylish passing and great vision which has become Gateshead's trade mark since the appointment of Ian Bogie.

The second half seen Boston try and step it up and come at Gateshead in search of the equalizer, it came on 65 minutes when Boston’s Froggatt scored.
Gateshead came back from this body blow straight away and pushed forward, one man who deserved a goal got the goal to put the Heed back in front. The cry’s of OH LAY OH LAY OH LAY OH LAY STEEVIE BOWEEEEEY went up after he got the ball in the back of the Boston net.

Boston could have levelled it Hitting the post in the dieing moments of the game, but the game was Gateshead’s and a well deserved result.

Three players that haven’t been mentioned in the match report need to be praised for fantastic performances. Firstly on loan defender Carl Jones made his debut and he battled right to the very end, was a joy to watch win every ball.

Like wise it was a joy to watch Richard Flynn along side Jones, Flynn Battled for every thing and came out on top.
Last but not least was Peter Keen (pictured) after a lay off there was no rust in his game, he was there for every cross and shot.

Line up and ratings

Keen 8
Had glue on them hands

Baxter 8
Was never troubled and his attacking play was on par with Ronaldo

Cave 8
Can not find a fault in his game on Saturday, Great Penalty

Flynn 9
Outstanding, Cream always rises to the top!!!!!!!!!

Jones 10 (debut)
Sublime, was possessed by Bobby More!!!
Heed Army Blog Man Of The Match

Harwood 8
Looked like he did at the beginning of the season

Phillips 9
Starting to develop into the play he needs to be week in week out, Top Class

McClen 8
Wasn’t the Star player, but didn’t need to be and didn’t put a foot wrong

Bowey 9
OH LAY OH LAY OH LAY OH LAY, the midfield Marvel!!

Southern 8
Boston Couldn’t handle him

Armstrong 8
Looked like the player he is away from home, Should have scored


Tablot 7
Didnt let the side team down

Atkins 7
Kept the ball moving

Thompson 7
Knows how to hold up play when needed

Robson (Not used)

Friday, November 23, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Boston United Preview

Gateshead could have new loan singing Carl Jones in the starting line up for the FA Trophy match at home to Boston United on Saturday.

Jones a defender on a months loan York City, will more than likely partner James Curtis (Pictured) in the centre on defence.
Meanwhile it is reported keeper Paul Musselwhite has to decide weather to return to Harrogate or Join the Heed on a permanent basis.
Musselwhite has been on top form in the Gateshead nets since arriving on loan from Harrogate Town, His departure would see
Gateshead continue to find a Goal keeper of high quality.

The visitors Boston United formally of The Football League Two last year, will be out to stop Gateshead's FA Trophy Dreams. They currently occupy 10th spot in the Blue Square North, no doubt they will be wanting to an extended run in the competition after last year relegation by two leagues.

Blue Square North Table:

1Harrogate Town1612222916+1338
2Hyde United1812154219+2337
3Kettering Town1611413212+2037
5AFC Telford United179442514+1131
6Nuneaton Borough178542619+729
8Stalybridge Celtic177372721+624
9Alfreton Town177372224-224
10Boston United176563027+323
12Worcester City175662330-721

Hopefully The Heed Army Can get fully behind the team and cheer them on to glory!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Honorary Member of the Heed Army!!!

After his sterling work promoting Gateshead Football Club on his radio show on NE1FM, Andy Mac has been Added to the ranks of the Heed Army!!

Private Andy Mac

Andy has interviewed Chairman Graham Wood then Manager Ian Bogie and his assistant Jeff Wrightson on his show over the past few weeks, this has been great publicity for the club. Last week he interviewed Gateshead legend Paul "Thommo" Thompson and David "Chicken Legs" Southern, this week two Heed fans will be on the show, to give their views on all things Gateshead.

Listen to NE1FM at 10 pm tonight (Monday) to hear Tony Carter and David Gaddess

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ilkeston 2 Gateshead 0

Gateshead travelled to Ilkeston with the aim of getting back on track after last weeks poor performance against Worksop Town.
Sadly the Heed could not do this, an average Ilkeston side out battled the promotion tipped Tynesiders in nearly all area’s of the pitch.

The midfield was only half productive with Steve Salvin and Wayne Phillips getting forward and back while McClen and Gate seemed to drift back in and out the game over the full 90 minutes.

With the midfield at six’s and seven’s the forward line seen no service at all during the game (if Pele himself was upfront the would have only been able to kick the grass) as bugger all made it past the midfield.

The only two half attempts for the hole game from Steve Salvin, he hit the wood
work in the first half and also had a glancing header easily picked out the air by the Ilkeston keeper.

The defence was also put under pressure by the midfield inconsistency, which lead to the spells of pressure from Ilkeston.

Ilkeston took the lead on 44 minutes, the goal must have delt Gateshead a blow as the team never recovered.

With things not going Gateshead way Ian Bogie made some substitutions bringing Robson on for Southern and Thompson on for Armstrong later on. Even though Southern and Armstrong had few if any chances in front of goal, they would always be the men you could count on to get a goal from nothing.
Robson had little to no impact and has looked out of his depth for a many weeks now, also struggling against northern league opposition in the Durham cup.
Thompson is always a handful but has seen better days, yet he is a player you would always want on your bench
because he can fill many positions, but to bring both Robson and Thompson on was like holding up the white flag and shortly after Gateshead let in the second goal.

If we are to be seriously considered promotion materiel then changes have to be made and tough decisions made.

Heed Army Shopping List:

Goal Keeper
Central Defender
Midfielder with balls
out and out target man

Santa please bring the Heed some early presents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Line Up nad ratings:

Musselwhite 7
Made a great save other wise it was 3-0

Baxter 8
can come out the game with some pride

Cave 7
Had a quiet game

Curtis 6
One or two mistakes

Flynn 6
Also felt the strain

Phillips 8
The Danger man
Heed Army Blog Man Of The Match

Gate 6
Went missing

McClen 6
Could only pass sideways

Salvin 8
the man battles for 90 mins, some players could learn a lot from his approach to the game

Southern 6
No joy, No ball at his feet

Armstrong 6
felt sorry for him running all over but not getting the service


Robson 5
Hard to find words

Thompson 6
Old man doing a young mans running game, not his fault


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gateshead 2 Newcastle Blue Star 0

It could have been a training game at the International Stadium on Wednesday night, Gateshead never got motoring but still won 2-0.

Midfielders Wayne phillips (pictured) and Steve Salvin got the goals, with Paul Musselwhite making two great saves at the other end of the pitch.

The game was not without incident after Former Ipswich Town and Middlesbrough striker Alun Armstrong was sent off half way through the first half for verbally abusing the referee.

Notable performances came from Craig Baxter looked a cut above dominating his part of the pitch, likewise for Phil Cave who never put a foot wrong all game.
Wayne Phillips was like a man on fire down the left hand side and skinned the Blue Star defenders faster that rabbi performing circumcision before his lunch break. Was a joy to watch!!!!

Scott Bell clapped and gave a nice wave to Heed Army after coming off, could this be a sign he’s on his way to the Heed in the coming weeks, only time will tell!!!!

Line ups and ratings:

Musselwhite 8
Played like a young Gordon Banks

Baxter 8
A real cut above

Cave 9
Top Class
Heed Army Blog Man Of The Match

Curtis 7
Hopefuly groin isnt to bad

Atkin 6
Was shacky at times

McClen 6
Was cort short once or twice

Salvin 7
Mr reliable, good goal

Gates 7 (Captain)
Maybe should have got on the score sheet

Phillips 8
The Pint Sized Marvel is back on form

Southern 7
Worked hard and created alot.

Armstrong 6
went missing for alot of the game


Thompson 6
The legend

Talbot 6
Little time to make an impact

Flynn 7
Replaced Curtis well

Monday, November 12, 2007

Newcastle Blue Star Preview

The Tynesiders take on Unibond div 1 neighbours Newcastle Blue Star on Wednesday night hoping to bounce back from Saturdays defeat to Worksop Town.

A little bit of spice is added to the mix for this game with Tommy Cassidy having managed both
Gateshead and Blues Star. The Tynesiders will be hoping to give the UniBond new boys a lesson in football at the International Stadium.

Blue Star could have former Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town striker Alun Armstrong in there team for this game after signing the veteran last month.

Blue star currently sit 6th in the UniBond North Div 1 and will be no push over, with experienced players in their side who have played at the highest levels.

UniBond League North Div 1:

1Curzon Ashton139402810+1831
2Bradford Park Avenue138143518+1725
3FC United of Manchester138142812+1625
4Garforth Town157442721+625
5Ossett Albion157352828024
6Newcastle Blue Star156542619+723
8Bamber Bridge116231611+520
9Lancaster City146262429-520
10Skelmersdale United125432318+519

David Southern (pictured) a former Blue Star player will surely bon on top form to face his. former club.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Gateshead 0 Worksop Town 1

Out battled, out paced and out witted!! That was just the Referee!!!!

As for Gateshead they will have to take a look at them selves and ask, did we do enough? The answer would seem to be no.

Shots on target was very short and far between, with James Curtis having the best chance for a goal with a header late on, put found very little power from 6 yards.

The referee didn’t let the game flow and got lots of decision wrong for both sides, although he did let a lot of late tackles go for Worksop. This added to the Heeds frustrations and sloppy balls where given away, this left the defence under a lot of pressure from the Worksop powerhouse of a striker number 9 as he latched on to the long balls up to him.

Paul Musselwhite made two world class saves in the second half to save Gateshead's
blushes, but the first half strike by the Worksop number 9 was enough to seal the 3 points on the day for the away team.

Kris Gate seen red for a second yellow card, but the offence is anybody’s guess, he was tackled from behind and fell on the ball and the ref got his cards out. A very strange one indeed.

In all Gateshead didn’t get a foothold in this game and to many players concentrated on the referee rather than the match at hand. Ian Bogie will be as disappointed as the fans with this home result.

Line Up and Ratings

Musselwhite 8
kept the score line respectable

Baxter 7
some good crosses, but nobody on the end of them

Cave 7
On his game as ever this season

Flynn 5
Had a nightmare with the number nine

Curtis 6
Should have scored

Harwood 6
Dispersed after half time

Phillips 8
He kept going while everyone Else lost there head
Heed Army Blog Man Of The Match

McClen 6
Picked up his performance late on the in the second half, but before that was not at the races

Gate 7
Will still be thinking how he seen a red card

Southern 6
Struggled after a few harsh tackles

Armstrong 6
Need to transform his away form to home


Thompson 6
The game was lost when he came on

Salvin 6
No impact on a dyer game


Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Paul Thompson has become the leading goal scorer for Gateshead Football club, After scoring Hat-Trick Against Birtley Town in the Durham Cup.

Paul who was also making his 400th appearance for the Heed, Celebrated his Fantastic achievement by running along the running track and really savouring the moment of his 129th goal.

Paul has played for the club since the Mid 90's and has been a great servant to GFC, he always has time to talk to the Heed Army.
Paul's Comic wit is famed and is a massive personalty in the Gateshead dressing room.

Well Done Paul "Thommo" Thompson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Birtley Town 2 Gateshead 4

The Away Game that felt like home!!

Gateshead didn't start as quick as Birtley but ended up giving a football lesson. Birtley were no push overs and clearly had something about them, but once
Gateshead moved threw the gears Birtley wilted.

Birtley grabbed an early lead after Paul Talbot missed a tackle to let the Birtley forward through on the Heed keeper who was in no mans land after the missed tackle.

The man of the moment Paul "Legend" Thompson leveled the game for half time.

Midway through the second half Gateshead were awarded a penalty, up stepped Thompson, he slotted it home and became level record goal scorer for the Heed with 128 goals.
A moment Paul and the Heed Army enjoyed!

History was Broke, Made, and Savoured when Paul latched on to a great cross, he chested it down and let rip with a beautiful shot in to the corner! GOAL 129!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A LEGEND IS BORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wayne Phillips also found the back of the net, but the night belonged to Paul!!!

needless to say the HEED ARMY BLOG Man Of The Match Paul Thompson

Sunday, November 04, 2007


The Heed Army 's very own Tony Carter has been made Non-League Fan Of The Week by BBC London's website.

Tony who is never short on words, is very humble to have won the award but he said "The award represents the the
HEED ARMY and Club as a hole"

Well done To Captain Carter!!!!!!

Click here to read more about Tony’s Award


The Heed Army Blog would like to say a big well done to four students from Leicester Uni, who traveled round the country to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Their names are:

Tome Norman - Music Tech Student

Becky Nightingale - Media & Journalism Student

Hannah Mills - Psychology & Media Student

Alex Ramus - Nursing Student

Their trip started off From Leicester to London to Newcastle then they Hopefully made it to Liverpool then back to Leicester.


Saturday, November 03, 2007

Matlock Town 1 Gateshead 2

Gateshead progress easily to the next round of the FA Trophy after beating Matlock 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Kris Gate opened the scoring for the Heed late in the first half with a fantastic edge of the box pile driver, with rippled the Matlock goal net.

Prior to Gates goal, the first half was all
Gateshead and Jamie Harwood had several chances to score. Harwood made life hard for the Matlock Left back with darting runs and stylish passing.

Wayne Phillips scored Gateshead goal after running on to a great ball and his shimmy on the edge of the box gave him enough room to get the ball in the back of the net. GREAT STUFF FROM THE HEED AND WAYNE

mat locked pulled a goal back but never looked like getting and equalizer and
Gateshead continued to dominate in the later stages.

Chris Hughes (pictured) came on as substitute and was shown a straight red card, after he won a 50/50 ball (which ended up hitting the adverts board on the side of the pitch, that was in the direction he kicked it), the Matlock player stayed down after the tackle as both players had connected after the ball was kicked.
Up steps the Referee and he produces a red card, to the disbelief of home and away support. After the game the referee said he had not seen a tackle as bad as the said incident all season.

Everyone says Refs are blind and W**kers, it could be true!!!!

Line up and ratings:

Atkins 7
Shouted all game long, an example to follow

Baxter 7
Great stuff down the right hand side

Cave 7
Same as Baxter but down the left

Curtis 8
Calm and cool as a cucumber

Flynn 8
Capturing his old form, a joy to see back in the thick of it

Harwood 8
Getting back to his old tricky self

Phillips 8
Great goal, worked like a paddy laying tarmac

Gate 9 (Captain)
Captains performance rounded off with a cracking goal

McClen 7
Never panics on the ball

Armstrong 7
More than a handful

Robson 7
Should have made a goal in the box

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

HEED Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Goat is asking for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do it MICHAEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kendal Town 1 Gateshead 3

Gateshead Got the job done at Kendal on Tuesday night, with a fine passing display and pride in the shirt.

The Heed took the lead through a Phil Cave penalty, after Graeme Armstrong had been chopped down in the box.

Graeme Armstrong got himself on the score sheet after delicately passing the ball past the
Kendal Keeper.

The last ten minutes of the first half seen Kendal push forward and stake out in the Gateshead half, but Gateshead defence stood tall and did not cave in.
Kendal started the second half as they finished the first, pushing Gateshead back looking for an opening.

Bad communication from Scott Allison to James Curtis seen the Gateshead keeper in no mans land when Curtis headed the ball back to only find a empty net, not the type of goal Curtis

With Kendal back in the game at 2-1 Gateshead moved up a gear to look for the goal to kill the game off.
Davie Southern's free kick sealed the win, this free kick came after the Kendal number 4 got his second yellow following a continuous flow of fouls.
Wayne Phillips had the chance to make it 4-1 in the dieing seconds of the game, but the keeper and two defenders all had to scramble the ball away.

Line Up and Ratings:

Alllsion 6
At fault for the goal

Baxter 7
Never put foot wrong

Cave 8
Well taken penalty

Curtis 8
Unlucky to score own goal

Flynn 7
Solid all game

Phillips 7
More than a hand full, should have scored

Harwood 6
Didnt look at ease on the ball

Gate 7
Batlled all night long

McClen 7
Kept the ball moving

Southern 8
Great free kick
Armstrong 8
All round play was that of a Brazilian world cup winner!!


Talbot 6
Did well

Did Well

Did well