Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Gateshead 1 Guiseley 0

A real test of Gatesheads nerves and determination is what happened at the International Stadium on Wednesday night.

It only took one goal to send the Heed top of the UniBond league, with
Graeme Armstrong (pictured) the man getting the ball in the back of the net.

Guiseley Came with a big forward line and tried to use their height in and around the
Gateshead penalty area. Also the pacey Guiseley right back was more than a hand full giving Richard Flynn a lot to deal with.
Flynn stood tall and tackled like with the grace of a ballet dancer, but used the force of a steam train.

The centre midfield pair of
Jamie McClen and Chris Hughes where a joy to watch with Hughes dashing forward and McClen Running the show passing the ball everywhere.
Steve Salvin had to leave the action at half time being replaced by Paul Thompson who filled in well in defence apart from being wrong footed to leave the Guiseley forward with a clear shot, luckily he had the shooting skill of a drunk.

Davie Southern had the chance to double Gatesheads lead but his penalty was saved by the keeper.

Line Ups and ratings:

Keen 8
Clean sheet, nobody can argue with that

Was a brick wall

Cave 8
Got forward well down the left and was great in defence

Curtis 8
How can you describe a Marvel like this

Salvin 7 (captain)
hope his injury is not to bad

Harwood 7
quiet first half, got going in the second

Phillips 6 first half 8 second half
consistency is the call of the day, hopefully it will come

Hughes 8
If anybody can replace Bowey in the centre of midfield its Hughes

McClen 9
Kept his head, and became a man my son!!!!

Southern 8
First half was not his best, did the Heed proud in the second

Armstrong 8
The man who sent the heed top of the league


Thompson 7
Came on and did the job asked of him

Robson 7
Could have scored again from the bench, but it was not to be tonight


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