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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…

24.03.2015… Wrexham (h)…

Nuneaton Town 2 Wrexham 0

JPR James Parnell Stadium… Tuesday March 24th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 818

Ticket: £14 – Programme: £3

Kevin Wilkin made his return to Nuneaton on a very cold Tuesday night, bringing with him a mid-table Wrexham side with at least one eye on the FA Trophy Final on Sunday. In fairness to Nuneaton, sometimes it’s easier to play with the pressure off, not a luxury which they currently have…

After Saturday’s result at Macclesfield, and with two home games in five days, it was absolutely vital to keep up the momentum. From that perspective, part one achieved…

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Pre Match Warm-Ups…

Adam Walker fired Nuneaton into the lead with a first half screamer,  Rob Ogleby made it 2-0 from close range after 63 minutes. To be honest, it was comfortable for Nuneaton, not something I’ve really had the chance to say very often this season…

So… Another three points, up to 21st, five points behing Alfreton with six games to play. Could safety still be a possibility…?

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First Half Action…

At home to FC Halifax Town on Saturday, another three points required; it’s not going to get any easier…

Nuneaton Town; Lincoln, Wheeler (YC), Dean, Streete, Franklin; Rees, Walker (Armson 66), Maris (Dawson 90), Ogleby, Anton Brown, Andrew Brown (Sodje 82)

Not Used; Cowan, Smith

Goals; Walker (36), Ogleby (63)

Wrexham; Coughlin, Carrington (YC), Smith, Tomassen, Ashton; Storer, Keates (Finley 72), Durrell, Clarke, Jennings (Moult 76), Bishop (YC)

Not Used; Stevens, Roper, Evans

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

03.03.2015… Wrexham (h)…

Gateshead 3 Wrexham 1

Gateshead International Stadium…… Tuesday March 3rd… 7.45pm

Attendance: 705

Ticket: £15Programme: £3

A reasonably comfortable win and three vital points in the push for the play-offs on a snowy (ish) night at the International Stadium…

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Outside the International Stadium…

I didn’t realise just how cold and empty it feel at the International Stadium, I do now… Gateshead really need a ground of their own, it really feels as if this place is holding them back…

Entirely unrelated but one of the things I love about Gateshead games is a trip on the Metro; it takes me back to my schooldays…

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Inside the International Stadium…

Gateshead;  Bartlett, Baxter, Curtis, Gjokaj (YC), Jones, Ramshaw, Oster, Chandler, Gooch. Finnigan, Rodman

Not Used; Shaw, Allan, Pattison, Saint-Luce, Campbell

Goals; Rodman (20), Gooch (47), Tomassen (66 o.g.)

Wrexham; Coughlin, Tomassen, Smith, Waterfall, Ashton, Harris (YC) (Storer 78), Keates (Bishop 65), Jennings (York 81), Clarke (YC), Morris, Moult

Not Used; Hudson, Evans

Goals; Ramshaw (26 o.g.)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…