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

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