By Jack McGraghan

Goalscorer Tom White was pleased with a disciplined Gateshead performance as the Heed ran out 2-0 winners against Dagenham & Redbridge.

White v Dagenham (Martin Swinney)
White v Dagenham (Martin Swinney)

Steve Rigg put the hosts ahead from point-blank range after 17 minutes before White’s first Gateshead goal ensured the scoreline had a more convincing look to it just three minutes later.

The Heed closed the game off in the second half to earn a big three points at the International Stadium, and the midfielder was happy to put things right after recent results.

“I think the lads have taken on board what’s been said this week,” said White.

“Obviously we’ve been disappointed with the last couple of home performances and results, and I think first half we showed exactly what we’re capable of.

“In the second half it was a really disciplined performance to see the game out, so I think we’re all happy.

“We need to make the International Stadium a fortress and play with high intensity, we want people to come here and walk off the pitch knackered and today we’ve done that.”

The 21-year-old has been an ever-present in central midfield for Gateshead this season, appearing in all 15 National League matches so far, although he has had to wait a while before finding the net for the first time.

“It’s been a long time coming!” He continued.

“I try to score when I can and chip in, I had a close call at Ebbsfleet away so it’s a monkey off my back now to finally get one and at home in front of the crowd, it’s a good feeling.”

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