Williamson on “an incredible journey”

By Rory Drake PLAYER-COACH Mike Williamson thought Saturday’s season finale against Barrow was an “enjoyable game” despite losing 2-0, to end a “thoroughly enjoyable” season with Gateshead finishing ninth in the National League. John Rooney scored twice and was unlucky not to complete a hattrick in a first half that Barrow dominated, but Gateshead changed […]

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Olley on Barrow season ender

By Rory Drake Midfielder Greg Olley admitted Saturday’s defeat to Barrow was ‘tough to take’ but feels the players and coaching staff at Gateshead should ‘hold their heads high for coming so close to what they thought was impossible’. A first half brace from John Rooney proved the difference on Saturday, but neither side had […]

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Rigg helps Heed keep play-off dream alive

By Rory Drake Gateshead striker Steve Rigg was pleased to end his goal drought against Chesterfield on Good Friday but admitted the Heed’s goalscoring record this season “probably isn’t good enough”. Gateshead had just one goal in their four matches running up to the Chesterfield game at the International Stadium – with Braintree Town, AFC […]

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Match pack – Eastleigh (A)

By Rory Drake Setting The Scene Gateshead make the 640-mile round trip to the south coast to face Eastleigh in a game where both teams are desperate for the three points maintain their push for a play-off spot. Gateshead go into the game five without a win and knowing that a defeat would all but […]

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JJ hoping for another twist In the Heed’s tale

By Rory Drake JJ O’Donnell believes Gateshead have “overachieved” this campaign but is still hopeful of “another story in what has been an unbelievable season”, starting with a win at Eastleigh on Saturday. Results have tailed off in recent weeks leaving Gateshead four points off the play-offs with four games to go but knowing a […]

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Devitt not giving up despite Fylde defeat

By Rory Drake Centre-back Tom Devitt thought Gateshead “controlled large parts of the game” against AFC Fylde on Tuesday night and was ‘frustrated not to capitalise on Eastleigh’s defeat’. Neither team created much to really test the opposition keeper, with Nick Haughton’s 25-yard strike just after the half hour mark proving decisive. Gateshead are now […]

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