Nicholson delighted with York City reaction

Nicholson delighted with York City reaction

By Jack McGraghan
27th August
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By Josh Youll | The Heed defender hailed his side's reaction at Bootham Crescent after going a goal down early on


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Former Gateshead frontman Jordan Burrow started the game off well for the Minstermen, scoring in the fifth minute to hand the hosts the initiative

Joshua Kayode then managed to win a penalty which was swiftly tucked away by Connor Oliver, and despite late chances for the Heed the game ended with the spoils shared.

Gateshead right-back Alex Nicholson was content with the Heed’s recovery following the first goal, telling gateshead-fc.com: “It obviously wasn’t the start that we wanted.

“We started well in terms of the game but I thought conceding that early goal would make it quite easy for our heads to drop, but I think the most pleasing thing is the fact we kept going.

“The way we defended and stayed solid was great to see, especially after the way the game went the other day."

Nicholson joined Gateshead from Blyth Spartans in the summer, much like teammate Connor Oliver, who managed to open his account from the penalty spot.

“I’m delighted for Connor, as soon as he stepped up I knew he was going to score as I’ve seen him take them before,” Nicholson said.

“Just being able to score that from a goal behind I think pushed us on for the rest of the game to see out a good result.

In the 53rd minute, an injury to player-manager Mike Williamson meant Nicholson saw out the game from centre-back: “I thought I did well there.

“When Mike was down I was asked what do I think, and I said I would happily fill in. We just had to find the best solution to keep our shape and keep us in the game.

“It’s hard losing such a key player but we reacted well to it.

“Brackley [Town] is another hard game but we will be aiming for three points to really push us up the league.

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