By Matty Hewitt

Macaulay Langstaff made his first competitive bow for the Heed in last night’s dramatic 3-2 win over Chester, with the young forward coming on in the final twenty minutes.

Celebration Credit: Dan Cooke
Celebration Credit: Dan Cooke

Having joined the Tynesiders in February of last season, Langstaff was over the moon to make his first appearance for the club.

“I’ve waited a long time since I signed in February but I think it went alright,” he told Gateshead-FC.com.

“I’ve had a couple of loans and kept working hard in training, the gaffers trusted me to come on and do a job in the final few minutes and I think I’ve done alright.”

In what was a frantic end to the game, Chester scoring late on in injury time before the ball was somehow bundled over the line from a Paddy McLaughlin corner, Langstaff was one of the closest players to the ball as it trickled over the line.

“I think we were controlling the game for 65 minutes and they’ve pulled a goal back and piled on the pressure as you’d expect,” he continued.

“We’ve scored a last minute winner and there’s no better feeling.

“The lads are buzzing but there are a few things we can still improve on, importantly we’ve got the three points and onto the next game.

“I’ve got to keep working hard and I want to continue being in the squad hopefully the gaffer will see that I have something to offer.

“As long as we keep winning and I’m helping the team then it’s great.”

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