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12.08.2017… Torquay (h)…

Gateshead 3 Torquay United 0

Gateshead International Stadium… Saturday August 12th… 3pm

Attendance: 756

Ticket: £15 – Programme: £2.50

A comfortable win for Gateshead, and one which moved them up to third place in the National League…

Torquay contributed to their own downfall with two own goals either side of a Richard Peniket strike…

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First Half: Gateshead Press…

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Second Half: Richard Peniket Scores Gateshead’s Second…

Gateshead; Montgomery, Williams, Vassell, Byrne, Fyfield, Barrow (Kerr 24 (Preston 46)), Penn, McLaughlin, Tinkler, Burrow, Johnson (Peniket 72)

Not Used; Hanford, Green

Goals; Higgins (19 og), Peniket (78), Anderson (82 og)

Torquay United; Clarke, Lathrope (Keating 65), McGinty, Chaney, Young, Gosling, Anderson, Klukowski, Higgins, Pittman (Gray 65), Reid (Haworth 37)

Not Used; Fallon, Osborn

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures to follow on flickr…

31.12.2016… Barrow AFC (h)…

Gateshead 4 Barrow 1

Gateshead International Stadium… Saturday December 31st… 3pm

Attendance: 871

Ticket: £15Programme: £2

My final game of 2016, Gateshead ending Barrow’s 26 match unbeaten run in a pretty convincing fashion…

Barrow may have had their minds on next weekend’s FA Cup Third Round, but an impressive win nonetheless…

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First Half Action…

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Second Half Action…

Gateshead; Hanford, Hogan, Smith (YC), Mafuta, Fyfield, Bolton, York, McLaughlin (YC), Hannant (YC) (Ajalaat 77), Burrow, Bell (D.Johnson 87)

Not Used; S.Johnson, Jones, Wrightson

Goals; Hannant (26), Bell (39), Burrow (49), York (70)

Barrow; Coughlin, Beeley, Wilmer-Anderton, Wright (YC), Diarra, Livesey (YC), Harvey, Williams (YC), Bennett (YC) (Hughes 83), Meikle (Haworth 66), Harrison (Hannah 62)

Not Used; Anderson, Turnbull

Goals; Livesey (7)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

29.10.2016… Wrexham (h)…

Gateshead 2 Wrexham 2

Gateshead International Stadium… Saturday October 29th… 3pm

Attendance: 832

Ticket: £15Programme: £2

I had a good rant last week about the current structure of Newcastle’s Loyalty Points scheme. My position? I don’t have any issue with a scheme that rewards fans who travel regularly to away games, ‘do the miles, earn the points’, I get that. I do, however, have an issue with a scheme that allows me to ‘do the miles’ but then won’t allow me to ‘earn the points’, because I’m only a non-season ticket holder who travels regularly to away games…

The most disappointing aspect of ‘the debate’, from my perspective, was the reaction of some of our more high profile fans. I guess that the current system works for them, or if it doesn’t then they can always blag a ticket, so why rock the boat…?

Ironically, I’d already managed to get a ticket for Preston (albeit it in the home end), but given recent events, I really didn’t fancy it. Things to do, so an extra couple of days at home carried far more appeal than sitting on my hands in Lancashire…

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Gateshead International Stadium: Pre-Match…

Anyway, back to the game that I did attend. Gateshead had to settle for a point after surrendering a two goal lead, when they appeared to be cruising. I guess that some consolation could be taken from the fact that they remained unbeaten in the league in October…

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Gateshead International Stadium: Second Half Action…

Gateshead; Hanford, Brundle, G. Smith, M. Smith, Atkinson (Wrightson 86), Penn, McLaughlin, Hannant, Jones, York (Mafuta 82), D. Johnson (Styche 75)

Not Used; Johnson, Robson

Goals; Jones (36), Johnson (49)

Wrexham; Jalal, Edwards, Evans, Bencherif, Tilt, Powell, Carrington, Smith, Rooney, McDonagh, Harrad (Bailey-Nicholls 55)

Not Used; Nortey, Dunn, Marx, Harvey

Goals; Rooney (59), Bencherif (69)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

08.10.2016… Dover Athletic (h)…

Gateshead 4 Dover Athletic 2

Gateshead International Stadium… Saturday October 8th… 3pm

Attendance: 688

Ticket: £15 – Programme: £2

A cracking game on a fresh and sunny afternoon at Gateshead International Stadium…

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Awaiting a Goalkick…

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Gateshead Attack…

Gateshead; Hanford, Smith, Hogan, Fyfield, Jones, Brundle (YC), Jones, York (YC) (Styche 76), Bell (Mafut 85), Penn, McLaughlin

Not Used; Johnson, Wrightson, Hannant

Goals; York (36), Jones (44, 59), McLaughlin (48)

Dover Athletic; Walker, Thomas (YC), Grimes, Pinnock, Kinnear (Moore 90), Sterling, Stevenson, Fazackerley, Parkinson, Miller (YC), Lafayette

Not Used; Obileye, Marsh, Howlett-Mundle, Jackson Jr.

Goals; Parkinson (35), Miller (57)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

27.08.2016… Boreham W. (h)…

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Gateshead International Stadium… Saturday August 27th… 3pm

Attendance: 732

Ticket: £15Programme: £2

Two games in one day, a first for me…

Anyway, this was the first half of the double-header, Gateshead dropping home points for the first time this season in a 1-1 draw. Maybe I’m a jinx…?

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Gateshead Attack…

To say that it wasn’t a great game would be an understatement, with both of the goals coming inside the first ten minutes…

I had to leave about five minutes before the end to insure that I made it to St. James’ in plenty of time. It wasn’t the most difficult decision that I’ve ever had to make…

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The Gateshead Bench…

Gateshead; S.Johnson, Ajala (Brundle 66), Bolton, Hogan, Fyfield, G.Smith, Mafuta, McLaughlin, York, D.Johnson (Jones 66), Bowman

Not Used;

Goals; Bowman (8)

Boreham Wood; Smith, Woodwards, Ricketts, Paine, Shakes (Nunn 88), Davis, Ferrier (Chiedozie 60), Ilesanmi, Clifford, Balanta, Devera

Not Used;

Goals; Balanta (6)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…