AFC Telford Utd 1-2 Gateshead

23/10/2011, by Jeff Bowron

Yemi OdubadeGateshead returned to winning ways with victory in Shropshire following a goal in each half from strike pair Yemi Odubade and Jon Shaw.

Odubade gave the Heed a deserved lead on the half hour only for poor marking to allow Dan Preston to level for the Bucks on 65 minutes.

Gateshead piled on the pressure and their victory push was rewarded six minutes from time through Shaw's header, Preston unable to clear on the line.

It was an important victory for Gateshead who made it six wins from nine away games to move back into the top six

Bogie abandoned the 4-3-3 system preferred this season with Odubade playing in the hole behind Shaw and the recalled Gary Mulligan.

Irishman Mulligan had a shot cleared off the line early on after a cross from another recalled player, Eddie Odhiambo.

The Tynesiders football was superior in a dominant first half display, Odubade having a shot deflected wide from outside the box.

Referee Nick Kinsley suddenly brandished four yellow cards in eight minutes midway through the first half.

Mulligan was the only Heed player to be cautioned and with Telford causing few problems it was no surprise when Odubade fired Bogie's men in front.

A great ball from Gate saw the overlapping Odhiambo's cross swept home by Odubade for a well-worked goal.

That stunned a bumper 2,484 crowd at the New Bucks Head though former Wolves striker Adam Proudlock twice almost levelled.

Proudlock's overhead kick cleared the bar and he then put a looping header over the bar following a corner.

Mulligan's shot then looped over the bar while Shaw was unable to convert Odubade's cross five minutes from the break.

On loan Newcastle keeper Jak Alnwick saved from Andy Brown as the Bucks applied pressure for the first time having failed to force a corner in the first half.

Nix saw his deflected shot tipped past the post by Ryan Young at the other end while Sean Newton's shot from distance drifted wide.

The Bucks had been much more of a threat after the break and they were level after 65 minutes.

Greg Mills' free kick saw the unmarked Preston lose his marker to plant a close range free header past Alnwick.

Shaw had a chance to reclaim the lead but headed over from Nix's corner while loanee Jeff Henderson was unable to convert another flag kick.

A double substitution proved inspirational as Martin Brittain and Sam Rents gave the Tynesiders width for the final 20 minutes.

The winner then arrived in the closing stages when Brittain's deep cross was headed back across goal by Shaw.

The ball struck the inside of the post and had crossed the line before Preston failed in his attempt to scoop the ball to safety.

Alnwick saved Brown's header from Newton's cross a minute later and then Jon Adams' drive flew wide in the final minute as the Bucks winless streak continued.


AFC Telford United: Young, Salmon, Newton, Killock, Brown, Adams, Preston, King (Weir-Daley 63), Davies, Mills (Turner 80), Proudlock (Sharp 63)
Subs (not used): Valentine, Robinson (GK).

Goal: Preston (65)

Bookings: Mills (17), Brown (18), Davies (24)


Gateshead: Alnwick, Odhiambo (Cummins 87), Carruthers, Gate, Curtis, Henderson, Nix (Rents 72), Turnbull, Shaw, Odubade, Mulligan (Brittain 71)
Subs (not used): Fisher, Farman (gk)

Goals: Odubade (29), Shaw (84)

Booking: Mulligan (25)


Referee: Nick Kinsley (Wickford)

Att: 2,484


Gateshead celebrate Yemi Odubades goal at Telford

Gateshead celebrate Yemi Odubade's opening goal.


Jon Shaw battles for the ball

Jon Shaw goes in search of the winner.


Martin Brittain, Jon Shaw and Eddie Odhiambo celebrate the winner

Martin Brittain, Jon Shaw and Eddie Odhiambo celebrate the winning goal.


Gateshead celebrate winning at Telford

Gateshead celebrate winning at Telford. Photos by James Baylis / AFC Images.