LONG READ: Watson – Heed Always First Option

RETURNING Gateshead assistant manager Ian Watson is embracing the challenge next season will bring as the hard work is already well underway.  Watson was initially appointed as assistant to Ben Clark in January and now returns as new player-manager Mike Williamson’s number two. After an extremely turbulent couple of months which saw the future of Gateshead Football […]

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Heed Host Harrogate In Pre-Season

GATESHEAD Football Club will host Harrogate Town in a pre-season friendly at the International Stadium on Tuesday 23 July (7:45pm kick-off). Town’s previous visit to the International Stadium was a 3-2 thriller in the National League back in September 2018. Gateshead then ended their away campaign in the fifth tier in North Yorkshire at Wetherby […]

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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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Gateshead 2018/19 End of Season Awards

THE Gateshead FC end of season awards took place on Saturday night hosted by Gateshead Soul and Mark Carruthers.  Gateshead players, staff and fans alike packed into Pelaw Social Club for a celebration of a remarkable 2018/19 campaign. The first award of the evening was for Goal of the Season. Nominees included Greg Olley’s sublime […]

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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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