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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Williamson – Effort and desire not lacking

By Jack McGraghan Player-coach Mike Williamson couldn’t fault Gateshead’s ‘effort and desire’ following Tuesday evening’s narrow 1-0 defeat to AFC Fylde. The two sides played out a closely-fought affair at the International Stadium, with the game ultimately decided by Nick Haughton’s 25-yard strike in the 31st minute. Williamson – who returned to the starting line-up […]

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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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MATCH PACK – AFC Fylde (H)

SETTING THE SCENE Fifth placed AFC Fylde make the 285-mile round journey from the Fylde Coast to Tyneside in hope of three points that will all but clinch a play-off spot, and also give them faint hopes of a late push at the title. Tuesday’s visitors finished seventh before losing in the play-offs last season […]

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