Kendal Town 0-4 Gateshead

20/07/2011, by Jeff Bowron

Jon ShawJon Shaw scored a second half brace as Gateshead eased to a 4-0 win pre-season friendly win at Evo-Stik Premier division side Kendal Town.

Kris Gate had earlier given Gateshead the lead with Josh Gillies marking his first appearance in pre-season with a goal.

After good displays at home to League One clubs Huddersfield Town and Carlisle United the Tynesiders produced the goods in Cumbria after a poor display at Harrogate last week.

Based in the Lake District for four days on a training camp the Kendal game was the first of a double header in Cumbria with Workington next up on Thursday, that game kicking-off at 7pm.

Having spent the previous day rock climbing, abseiling and mountain biking the Heed squad showed no sign of fatigue as they played at purpose at Parkside Road.

Problem solving had also been on the agenda but the Tynesiders faced few problems on the pitch as hosts Kendal continued to leak goals in pre-season.

Manager Ian Bogie was delighted with a performance that utilised 17 players with four missing due to injury.

"It was an excellent performance, particularly in the first half," said Bogie "and to score four goals and keep a clean sheet against a side that did well last season was pleasing.

"No disrespect to Kendal but the gulf in class was evident in terms of fitness and the quality of play.

"We created a lot of chances and could have scored more goals but it was another good display and the players are starting to gel nicely.

"I have to be pleased with the progress we are making. The pace of new boys Odubade and Moore frightened Kendal and we carved them open at will.

"Moore has shown up well at times and another trialist, Kyle Nix, is an accomplished player who looks after the ball, which I like in a player.

"Along with defender Ewan Moyes they will be given another chance to impress at Workington."

Gate put the Heed in front at Kendal when he latched on to an underhit backpass to round the Town keeper.

The midfielder then turned provider with a cross that Gillies converted from inside the six yard box.

Early in the second half Shaw finished off a flowing move, strike partner Odubade providing the assist.

Last season's leading marksman Shaw then added a fourth at the death with a powerful first time drive from 12 yards.

"It was a good night's work," added Bogie "we missed three one-on-ones but the football we played was good and we played with confidence."


Gateshead: Farman, Baxter, Rents (Odhiambo 46), Gate, Curtis (Clark 46), Moyes, Nix (Briggs 55), Turnbull (Cummins 46), Mulligan (Shaw 46), Gillies, Moore (Odubade 46)


Att: 105