Sunday, September 23, 2007

Matlock 1 Gateshead 1

Nobody can complain with a 1-1 draw away to Matlock Town, a well deserved point!!

The Heed fell 1-0 behind in the first minute of the match, Peter Keen (pictured below) was not helped by his defence. he was left to pick the ball out of the net after poor communication for the back four.

Injury's to Steve Bowey and Kris Gate in the first half did not help
Gateshead's cause, Heed legend Paul Thompson had to fill in as a defender after starting up front with Davie Southern.

Super Sub Ian Robson came on and netted the equalizer for the Heed to make it 1-1 at half time.

The second half seen both side have there chances, but finishing was not a strong point for either side.

Paul Thompson was judged to have brought down a Matlock player in the box, and the referee point to the stop. In moments like this experience and a calm composure is vital and Peter Keen was Cooler than the fonze!!
As the penalty was taken the Heed Army held their breath, but come the hour come the man and KEENO saved the penalty to send the 100 strong Heed Army wild as t
hey got behind there team.

A share of the points was a fare result and not a bad for playing a team in a top five on the UniBond league.

Line up and ratings:

Keen 9
Great penlaty save, kept the heed alive!!

Gate 7
A good solid debut untill the injury

Cave 7
Gave his all as normal

Salvin 7
Had to move into midfield, kept battling

Curtis 8
Comanded the back like a general

Phillips 7
Very Quiet game to be honest

Harwood 7
Never got in full flow either

Bowey 7
Fingers crossed he will recover for Guiseley match

McClen 8
The same as ever, always calm and picked out the right balls.

Thopmson 8
Started up front but gave a great performance at the back.

Southern 7
had his chance's, would like to be the next keeper he plays against.


Robson 8
Great goal, mystery he didn't start
Hughes 7
battled hard for the Heed

Talbot 7
Came on in the last five mins, couldn't make an impact in that time

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