Whitby Town 2 - 1 Gateshead

Gateshead's good Christmas form came to an abrupt end on the first day of 2008, with a 2-1 defeat away to Whitby Town seeing the club fall to fifth place in the Unibond Premier Division table.

The Tynesiders had taken a 1-0 half time lead thanks to a Phil Cave penalty but two goals in the second half from the home side ensured Gateshead made a losing start to the new year.