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

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