By Jack McGraghan

GATESHEAD captain Scott Barrow felt that Wrexham were the hungrier of the two sides following the 3-1 defeat at The Racecourse Ground.

Barrow v Aldershot (Charlie Waugh)
Barrow v Aldershot (Charlie Waugh)

The Heed fell two goals behind either side of half-time via an unfortunate Mike Williamson own goal, followed by Brad Walker’s 69th minute header.

Luke Armstrong handed the visitors a lifeline with a goal two minutes from time but Wrexham replied through Rekeil Pyke minutes later to extinguish any hopes of a comeback.

“It wasn’t one of our best performances today,” Barrow admitted.

“Our passing wasn’t as crisp as it usually is but you’re going to get days like that – on the day Wrexham were better than us.

“They were more hungry and had more desire, it just wasn’t our day really.”

The defeat sees Gateshead drop to eighth in the National League following Tuesday’s narrow defeat at Fylde, with the next fixture a trip to League One side Rochdale in the FA Cup First Round.

The Welshman remains positive going forward despite recent setbacks, saying: “We played Fylde on Tuesday which was a bit of a dampener.

“I just think we were leggy, they were fitter and wanted it more than us today.

“In the first 15 minutes of the game we were on the front foot and we kept the crowd quiet, but after that it was a different story.

“We’ve just got to learn from it, we’ve got a young group of lads and we’re hungry for success so we’ve just got to look forward to Rochdale next week.

“They’re two leagues above us but we should go there and play like we have been – keeping clean sheets and scoring goals.”