Sunday, April 06, 2008

Marine 1 Gateshead 5

The Tynesiders really gave a supreme football lesson to one of the better UniBond Teams, Marine couldn’t handle the flowing passing game of Gateshead as they crashed to a 5-1 defeat.

Although many people will look at the score line, then see Marine finished the match with nine men, it was not the factor of being short on numbers that lead to Marines Play-off’s dreams all but come to an end.

Ian Bogies men where all over Marine like a rash spreading the ball like butter from right to left. Jamie Harwood and Wayne Phillips had the freedom of the wings, while Steve Salvin and Phil Turnbull both gave a commanding performance.

The opening goal came from a Jamie Harwood free kick which seen both centre backs Curtis and Jones storm into the box with Carl Jones (pictured hitting the ball for the goal) getting the final touch to open the scoring.

The second goal came from the penalty spot after a Marine player seen red for handling the ball on the line to stop in going in. Phil Cave (pictured placing the ball for the penalty) stepped up and calmly slotted his 10th goal of the season. Gateshead kept up the pressure until half time where the score had stayed at 2-0.
After half time the Marine just collapsed, they couldn’t handle the Gateshead extra man advantage.
Graeme Armstrong notched his 19th goal of the season on 64 minutes after some great build up play from the Heed midfield.
The match seen a red card for the second time after Marine substitute hacked down Carl Jones from behind.

Marine hit straight back on 65 minutes when Musselwhite could get to the ball after a Marine burst through the to hit looping ball into the net, not Musselwhites fault but a blemish on a otherwise perfect afternoon for the Heed.

Paul Brayson (pictured with Bowey after his goal)answered some critics with a lovely little shimmy in the 6 yard box side stepping two Marine defenders and putting the ball under the keepers legs to make it 4-1.

Armstrong then added to his goal tally with his 20th goal of the season. It rounded off a great afternoon in the sunshine on Merseyside. He could have added another two goals in injury time if it was not for two great saves from the Marine keeper.

(All photo's take at Marine)

Heed Army Blog man Of the Match would go to the hole team but James Curtis was a stand out preformer.

The hole team gets a 8!!!!!!!!!

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