Saturday, April 19, 2008

Ashton Utd 0 Gateshead 1

The job got done nothing more nothing less, that is all that can really be said about this match.
A low tempo affair, with Gateshead not really risking much but not full attacking either.
The first half only really produced a few half chances, with Graeme Armstrong having the best of them.

Paul Thompson got a rare league start as Ian Bogie continued to rest key players in his 16 man squad. Wayne Phillips and Steve Salvin both return to the starting line up after missing the 4-0 win away to Buxton in midweek.

Although the game was not action packed in the first half the Tynesiders still managed to have more than their fare share of possession.

The second was much the same as first with little sparking into life. Although it was worrying to see James Curtis subbed with what appeared to be a dead leg, as he left the pitch with a slight limp.

Captain Steve Bowey (pictured after he scored) grabbed the winning goal on 67 minutes to give the travelling Heed Army something to cheer about on a cold April afternoon.
Paul Brayson came on as sub and had two great chances to double Gateshead lead, but the Ashton Keeper came out on top.

Line up and ratings:

Musselwhite 7
Had nothing to do

Gate 6
Looks a lot better in midfield

Cave 6
Went through the motions

Curtis 7
Hopefully he will be ok for the play offs

Salvin 7
Reliable as ever

Phillips 7
Ran his heart out

Harwood 7
Made problems for Ashton

Turnbull 7
In a good run of form

Bowey 8
Great goal, showed his grit
Heed Army Blog man of the Match

Thompson 6
The old work horse showed why he shouldn’t go to the glue yard just yet.

Armstrong 6
Was hustling


Brayson 6
Need to get his head down and kick in the box, goals will fly in.

Southern 6
Spread the ball well.

Talbot 6
Got on with the job.


heed08army said...

hav to disagree about musslewhite as he pulled off a world class save in the second half. commander Y pipe!!!

heed08army said...

commander Y PIPE thinks general gaddess did not come to town because he went to the coorapative instead!!!!!!!

Hewy said...

Ashton Utd's keeper went to the Co-op for his butter. Wheres Captain magic e on the list as well Gaddess?

Must agree with commander Y pipe on the save musslewhite pulled off.