We weren't at the races first half. KL had obviously done their homework and seen we like to build from the back. They played a high pressing game that forced our defenders into giving the ball away when they tried to pass it around, or else hit long high balls forward which Olley and Preston were never going to win.
Second half we began to find our game, our forwards got into the match more and JJ celebrated his 100th game with a good goal. Preston looked a threat every time he ran at the defence although he should have buried the chance that Keating created for him. Then a minute later KL broke from a corner to get their winner. Those are the fine margins of football. (A more cynical team than us would probably have brought the guy down as he ran through).
Good crowd yesterday despite the problems in the stand. I agree with Simon re the referee, thought he was OK personally.
We went in Hospitality to celebrate my birthday so it was a nice day (despite the result), got a card signed by the players and saw JJ given a cake to commemorate 100 games.
Dont know TC personally but was a recognisable figure when i first started supporting the heed as a teen 13 years ago and helped us sort some away travel, always viewed him as die hard gateshead fan but obviously been absent for quite a while, sure the clothesline will be extra loud with his return!
Yesterday's trouble will prove costly to the club I would imagine now the police will insist on a presence at our next home game at a very sizeable cost
A bad decision in allowing away support in the same area .The other worry is that any one new to the matches may not come back . Also as they let the away supporters out at the same time why did they not hold them back until until they could get the buses right in front of the gate I hope common sense will prevail for the future games and do not repeat putting all supporters in the same area
Highlights are up. Our offside goal was onside easy. Preston sitter should have buried it before the corner, and then after the corner he half arse track backs with their lad then leaves him, who then scores
Highlights are up. Our offside goal was onside easy. Preston sitter should have buried it before the corner, and then after the corner he half arse track backs with their lad then leaves him, who scorea...
Liner with yellow flag got nearly all his wrong,needs a bit revision with his rulrs IMO