By Jack McGraghan
Mike Williamson admitted his frustration in the wake of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Maidenhead United.
Gateshead’s six-game unbeaten run at the International Stadium came to an end as Remy Clerima’s 29th minute strike proved enough to send the Magpies home with all three points.
The defender conceded that his side didn’t do enough on the day, saying: “I think it’s one of those games where we need to find a way.
“They came and set up and obviously had their tactics, played to their strengths, slowed it down and we got frustrated.
“We came out for the second half after the gaffer said a few things and he got a reaction to it, but we just couldn’t find the breakthrough.”
Two defeats in a row sees an injury-hit Gateshead drop out of the play-offs and into eighth in the National League table, one point behind Harrogate although the Heed have a game in hand.
Steve Watson’s men have the chance to reclaim their spot in the play-off places as they host fourth-placed Solihull Moors on Tuesday evening, a game Williamson says must recall some of the Heed’s earlier performances.
“I think if you look at the games, the performances haven’t been at the standard we want them to be,” he continued.
“We’re going to keep pushing on and getting better, it’s about regrouping and going again – but on reflection of the whole situation, the manager is overachieving.
“We need to get back to the basics of what we were doing earlier on in the season and the performances that we know we can reach.”
“The manager’s going to get us what we need and make sure that this is behind us, we need to take what we can and move on.”