By Dominic Scurr GATESHEAD kit-man JJ O’Donnell donned a Heed shirt in a match for the first time since 2014 as Neil Aspin’s side took on Newcastle United U23s in a friendly match on Tuesday afternoon. O’Donnell played 70 minutes at Newcastle’s Benton Academy as a Gateshead XI, including Mitch Brundle, James Bolton, Macaulay Langstaff, […]
In March 2016, Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling marched his beloved Hartlepool United to Wembley Stadium raising money to support Prostate Cancer UK, the Official Charity Partner of the EFL. Now, in 2017, Jeff is back. And it’s bigger and better than ever. He’s walking 15 marathons in 15 days visiting over 40 football clubs […]
By Dominic Scurr GUS Mafuta was relieved to grab his first goal of the season against Eastleigh on Saturday afternoon but was disappointed not to have backed it up with three points. The 21-year-old midfielder’s edge of the area grass-cutter just before the hour mark beat the Spitfires’ keeper and nestled into the bottom left […]
By Dominic Scurr NEIL Aspin admitted Gateshead’s 1-1 draw at Eastleigh was a decent result despite feeling the home side’s equaliser should not have stood. Gus Mafuta’s first goal of the season gave the Heed the lead in the 57th minute but just a minute later Eastleigh were level through Ayo Obileye following a scramble […]
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By Dominic Scurr SETTING THE SCENE Following a shocking run of form Eastleigh now seem to have turned their fortunes around with three straight victories over Barrow, Chester and most recently Torquay in a run that has seen them rise to 12th in the National League table. Still, the big spenders’ season hasn’t gone to […]
By Dominic Scurr ADAM Wrightson’s Gateshead contract has been cancelled by mutual consent, allowing the player to join Blyth Spartans on a permanent basis following a two month loan spell at the Northern Premier outfit. The 20-year-old winger has already made 12 appearances for the Northern Premier League leaders, scoring twice, and will now join them […]
By Dominic Scurr GATESHEAD have completed the loan signing of Sheffield United forward Jake Wright until the end of the season. The 20-year-old striker has had brief spells at York City and Southport in the National League this season, scoring two goals in eight starts in total. Wright’s debut in the fifth tier actually came […]