Month: December 2015

28.12.2015… Guiseley (h)…

Gateshead 3 Guiseley 0

Gateshead International Stadium… Monday December 28th… 3pm

Attendance: 679

Ticket: £15 – Programme: £3

A comfortable home win for Gateshead, with all three goals coming after the interval…

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First Half Action…

The last game of the year for me, taking a break next weekend before heading off to Watford for the FA Cup 3rd round. Will we go through the usual FA Cup motions? I expect so…

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Second Half Action…

Gateshead; Russell, Baxter, Curtis, Clark, Cranston (YC), Mafuta (YC) (Hamilton 46), McLaughlin (YC), Pattison (Honeyman 73), Ramshaw, Shaw (Johnson 89), Bowman

Not Used; MacDonald, Buddle

Goals: Bowman (46, 59), Johnson (88)

Guiseley; Drench, Lowe, Lockwood, Lawlor, D.Boshell (Craddock 62 (YC)), Boyes, Rothery, Hatfield, Smith (N.Boshell 55), Norburn, Hurst

Not Used; Toulson, Hall, Atkinson

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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26.12.2015… Everton (h)…

Newcastle United 0 Everton 1

St. James’ Park… Saturday December 26th… 5.30pm

Attendance: 51,682

Ticket: £39 – Programme: £3

So that’s it then, four home league wins in the whole of 2015 and back into the relegation zone. Don’t worry though, Steve’s on top of it, as he claimed in his programme notes that ‘We are heading in the right direction and making progress’. Really…?

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Pre Match: Outside a Wet St. James’ Park…

Another unacceptable first half showing, followed by an improved second half performance but Everton took all three points with pretty much the last touch of the game…

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Second Half Action…

And a £6 price hike from last season…?

Newcastle United; Elliot, Janmaat (YC), Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett, Sissoko, Anita, Colback (YC), Wijnaldum, Pérez (Thauvin 87), Mitrovic

Not Used; de Jong, Gouffran, Tioté, Darlow, Toney, Mbabu

Goals; None

Everton; Howard, Coleman, Stones, Funes Mori, Baines, Barkley (YC) (Deulofeu 69), Barry (YC), Cleverley, Lennon (Besic 69), Lukaku, Mirallas (Osman 85)

Not Used; Robles, Gibson, Koné, Galloway

Goals; Cleverley (90)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

19.12.2015… Chorley (h)…

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A1 Gas Force Arena… Saturday December 19th… 3pm

Attendance: 620

Ticket: £13 – Programme: £3

Nuneaton had to settle for a point following another lacklustre performance, on an unusually warm December afternoon…

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Pre-Match: Chorley Warming Up…

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First Half: Referee and Linesman Consult Before Awarding Chorley’s First Goal…

Next game, Newcastle v Everton at St James’ Park next Saturday…

Nuneaton Town; Smith, Clifton, Lane, J Keane, Reid, Morgan (Tshimanga 65), Chettle (C Keane 85), Byrne, Whitehouse, Williams, Duffy (Harewood 65)

Not Used; Maguire, Daniels

Goals; Williams (12, 79)

Chorley; Ashton, Ross, Cartwright, Teague, Roscoe, Cottrell, Hine (Guy 87), Whitham, Dean (Jarvis 75), Bond, Stephenson

Not Used; Charnock, Cosgrove, Lynch

Goals; Teague (9), Stephenson (32)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…