Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Play-Offs In Reach?????????

With Gatesheads recent good form could we reach the Play-Offs????????

The results from Gatesheads last five games are:

4-0 win away to Mossley
0-0 at home to North Ferriby Utd
6-0 away win at Grantham Town
3-0 away win at Ashton Utd
4-3 home win to AFC Telford
These Results have lifted Gateshead to 10th in the Unibond Premier Division, only seven points behind the Play-offs.
If caretaker manager Ian Bogie can Keep his side in winning ways and results go our way, our season might not be over.
Heed Army keep them fingers Crossed!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Gateshead 4 AFC Telford 3

Gateshead fans often wonder why do we follow our team around the country and support them win lose or draw.

Gateshead Fans Got their answer on Monday the 26th of March at the international stadium!!!

In front of a bumper crowd of 500 plus the Heed Army took on the the Unibond League leaders and show them how it was done.

Although Gateshead fell behind to a early goal from Telford, they never let there heads drop and got one back soon after.

A Davie Southern cross found Defender Jamie Curtis rising like a salmon in the box, to head a powerful header straight past the Telford keeper.

Gatesheads second goal came from a great through ball that beat the offside trap to find Mattie Mofatt who slotted the ball home like a brazilian Genius!!!!

2-1 at half time

Gateshead started the Second half in the same form as they finished the first, all over the Telford defence.

Davie Southern Bagged the third goal after a great solo run into the box, he sent the Heed Army wild in the stand!!!!

But Telford showed why they have been top of the league for much of the season and showed some fight.

A Good cross in the box gave Telford their second goal of the game with James Curtis getting a cut on his head when Telford scored from the cross.

With Curtis off the field receiving treatment for the heed injury Telford got a little bit of luck when a poor Chris Mason clearance was intercepted by the Telford forwards and his cross ended up with another Telford goal.

Its was 3-3 and the tension could of been cut with a knife!!!!!

With the minutes ticking done like hours, the ball fell to Craig "Christiano" Nelthorpe and he danced into the box to place a ball that would have brought a tear to PELE's eye in to the back of the net.

A pure moment of class and skill be the boy called NELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Player ratings: ALL 11 out of 10!!!!!!!!

line up:







Salvin (Captain Marvel)







Bythway (Possibly)

Flynn (not used)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Heed Army Singing!!!!

Ashton Utd 0 Gateshead 3

A great Game, the Heed Army sang through out and really got behind our Lads!!

Gateshead's goals where scored by Mattie Moffat, Craig Baxter and Davie Southern.
The first Gaol came just before half time to send the Heed Army wild, after Half Time Gateshead got two goals in as many minutes straight from the kick off.

The Ashton Utd goal Keeper made some out standing saves to keep the Score to just 3-0.

The Heed Army Blog Man of the Match Mattie Moffat

Heed Army to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

p.s. sorry for the brief report

Ashton Utd's Goal Keeper

Here is a photo of Ashtond Utd's Goal keeper he was a great luagh and a played really well for his team. with out him they would ahve lots by a country mile.

Photo's From Ashton

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sad News for the North East!!!!!!

After hearing about three local Northern League clubs applying to join the Unibond First Division earlier this season, i thought what a shot in the arm for North East Non-League Football.
The three Clubs in question where Newcastle Blue Star, Durham City and Consett, but i have since heard all three clubs are no longer moving up to Unibond level for different reasons.
Sad News Indeed for the North East Football Scene.

Ten years ago there was Four North East clubs playing at Unibond level, they where Blyth Spartans, Gateshead, Spennymoor Utd and Bishop Aukland (five if you include Whitby Town).
Toady there is one, Gateshead!

With Gateshead being the only club at this level from the North East we are the only club that can offer players the next step up the ladder. Ok Blyth can offer players a step up the ladder as well, but their avenues are shorter with there not being many local players playing higher than the Northern league.

The North East needs more than one team in the Unibond, the lack of players able to play at this level and higher is embarrassing.

If we look at our counterparts in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester the amount of clubs and players they have at our level is where the North East should be at!

Hopefully in the coming seasons we will see the cream of the Northern League taking a leap forward, To better their own fortunes and the fortunes of North east Non-league Football!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Grantham Town 0 Gateshead 6

Gateshead travelled to Grantham Town on a bitterly cold night through the sleet and snow, but the weather didn't seem to bother Gateshead as they stormed to a 3-0 in the first half.

Goals From on loan Doncaster Rovers Winger Craig "Nelly" Nelthorpe, Davie Southern (pictured Below) and Captain Marvel Steve Salvin gave Gateshead there 3-0 lead.

3-0 at Half Time

After half time Davie "The Goal Machine" Southern Bagged his 25th goal of the season, making it 4-0.

The fifth goal came from former Scarborough and Darlington Midfielder Chris Hughes, Chris added the sixth and final goal.

Full time 6-0.

This is an outstanding Result and Performance from the HEED ARMY!!!!!!!!!

p.s. Happy Birthday to Gateshead Chairman Mr Wood

(Southern photo taken by Petty Officer Percival)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Gateshead 0 North Ferriby Utd 0

The Draw was a fare result for Gateshead and North Ferriby Utd on Saturday at the International Stadium.

Both sides lacked the cutting edge in the final third of the pitch, the closest the was to a goal was in the second half when a North Ferriby Midfielder had a dig from 35 yards only to hit the wood work.

Craig Nelthorpe was in classic form running at defenders like "Christiano Ronlado", another player who caught the eye was Captain Steve Salvin. Salvin was in the mix from the start running the midfield like a general.

The referee didn't have the best of games when losing control after the North Ferriby Captain pushed Craig Nelthorpe to the ground and stood over him. If I'm not mistaken raising your hands is a straight red card, but this referee handed out a yellow. He must have been keeping the RED card for Mothers Day, i don't think his mother would have been proud of him at this match.

Line up and ratings:

Keen 7
Commanded the area well

Baxter 7
defended well and got forward on the attack
Mason 6
His second half was better than his first
Baker 6
Shaky at times
Curtis 7
A rock solid performance

Talbot 6
Played ok in front of the back four

Hughes 7
Got forward, maybe should have got on the score sheet

Salvin 8 (Captain)
what can you say, the general led the way
Heed Army Blog Man of the MATCH

Nelthorpe 7
Did well, always a massive danger

Moffat 7
looked Sharpe but was well marked

Southern 7
no joy in front of goal


Thompson 6
Came on and did ok

Flynn 6
looked to be finding his feet, great to see him back playing in a heed shirt

Bythway (not used)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

North Ferriby United Preview

Gateshead Entertain 11th placed North Ferriby United on Saturday for there Unibond Premier Division Match.

Gateshead still without a Manger will have either Derek Bell in Charge or Ian Bogie for the match.

Applications for the Gateshead hot seat close on the 17th of march and a new manager will be named soon after, Hopeful!y

With a win Gateshead could join Lincoln Utd in 12th place on 45 points if Results go Gatesheads way on Saturday.
A top ten finish is still in Gatesheads reach, as the heed have tow game in hand on many of the top ten teams.

1AFC Telford United33181235727+3066
2Hednesford Town3317974230+1260
3Witton Albion3017767237+3558
6Matlock Town2916675130+2154
8Whitby Town32165115253-153
9Ilkeston Town33139115548+748
10Ossett Town33138124847+147
11North Ferriby United34138134551-647
12Lincoln United351112123246-1445
14Fleetwood Town2811894842+641
15Prescot Cables331011124346-341
16Frickley Athletic34118154456-1241
17Ashton United32107154055-1537
18Kendal Town34810164670-2434
19Leek Town3387183451-1731
21Radcliffe Borough34511183255-2326
22Grantham Town3237222860-3216

Davie Southern and Mattie Moffat (pictured Below) will be gunning to get there names on the score sheet after the new partnership has brought 4 goals in the last 3 games.

(Photo Takan by Private Rowan)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Mossley 0 Gateshead 4

Gateshead traveled to Mossley with Ian Bogie in charge of team selection with the absence of a manger.

Gateshead got off to a fine start with midfield master
Steve Salvin (pictured Below) Opened the scoring for Gateshead down at Mossley on 4 minutes.

Then the goal machine that is
Davie Southern (Pictured Below) doubled Gatesheads lead on 25 minutes.

2-0 at half time.

The former Blyth Spartans Striker
Mattie Moffat (pictured below) scored the HEEDs third goal on 72 minutes.

Then Davie Southern popped up again with his 23rd Goal this season to make it 4-0 to the

A great Win for the HEED ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!

(Photo's of Salvin and Moffat taken by Petty Officer Percival, and Southern Photo taken by Private Rowan)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Exclusive message from Keith Fletcher

The Heed Army Blog is proud to have a Message to the Gateshead Fans from: THE MAN,THE GENIUS, THE LEGEND that is Keith Fletcher!!!!

Here is Keith's Message:

Hello All,

It's Fletch, I was contacted by David and invited to say a few words. My time at Gateshead was amazing, the support that I received from the fans and management is something that I remember fondly. When I left Gateshead I moved to the US and began working in my profession: I have a degree in Finance and Accounting. Today, I'm a Senior Financial Manager with the Washington DC Government, I'm married to a wonderful woman named Georgette and I've been blessed with a "look-alike" son named Kristian...he's 19 months old and loves football...wonder where he get's that from :-)
Thanks for the memories!!


The Heed Army Blog would like to thank Keith for his time and for sending the Message to us. All the best to Keith and his family.

Click here to go to Hall of Fame: Keith Fletcher

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Burscough 2 Gateshead 0

Caretaker manager Derek Bell didnt get off to a winning start in his second spell in the hot seat.

Gateshead suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Burscough.

Derek's Gateshead line up:

GK. Keen
RB. Baxter
LB. Mason
CB. Baker
CB. Curtis
RW. Harwood
CM. Salvin
CM. Hughes
LW. Talbot
ST. Moffat
ST. Southern

With the subs:
Thompson, Flynn and Byrne.

Great to see Richard Flynn on the come bad trail, after being named on the bench,

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Farewell Tony

The Heed Army Blog would like to wish Tony Lee all the best for the future after his dismissal from his post as Gateshead FC manager.

Tony Rejoined Gateshead for the second time last summer after a short spell as manger in the early 90's.

Tony always had time for the fans for a chit chat, his honesty made him a very like able person.

The results and season have not gone to plan this year for the Heed Army, and the club have taken action so a new manager can be put in place to start to rebuild for next season.

will take over as Manager till a replacement is found and installed.

(photo Taken by Petty Officer Percival)