LONG READ: Belief Still There For Barrow

By Dominic Scurr FOUR hours into the return journey from an agonising 1-0 defeat at Eastleigh, Gateshead captain Scott Barrow grabs a coffee at Woodall Services and takes a seat to reflect on the day’s proceedings.  A looping 16th-minute header from Spitfires stand-in skipper Reda Johnson proved decisive as the Hampshire outfit moved seven points […]

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Forbes Frustrated Following Eastleigh Defeat

By Dominic Scurr TEENAGE midfielder Elliot Forbes was frustrated to mark his return to the starting XI with a 1-0 defeat at Eastleigh despite a Man of the Match display.  Forbes played the full 90-minutes at The Silverlake Stadium as Reda Johnson’s 16th-minute header was enough for the Spitfires to claim all three points and […]

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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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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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