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Gateshead V Chester FC - Match Thread #31 - Vanarama National League N
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Rio Doherty
post Nov 15 2019, 11:06 AM
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Rio Doherty

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Our first of two away matches in a week is tomorrow where we will make the trip to County Durham to take on Gateshead away in the Vanarama National League North where we look to record back-to-back wins. The Manarama National League North has now reverted back to the Vanarama National League North following a few weeks where it has raised awareness for prostate cancer. Anyway, we are in for a tough match tomorrow given our poor record in the North East and against Gateshead in general. We must put on a strong show to get something though as there is a gap forming between the top two and us, so we must pick up a result to try and close it. Due to Gateshead being in FA Cup action on Sunday, we have had an extra day to prepare for this so let’s hope it will prove decisive.

Last Saturday we picked up a much-needed win as we beat Alfreton Town at home 3-0. It was a dire game and in a way the scoreline flattered us, but we had to win and in the end we did quite comfortably. The first half was a poor spectacle as there weren’t many chances on show, and the quality in general was uninspiring. Danny Livesey brightened things up as he made it 1-0 to us, where he bundled the ball over the line following a scramble. At the other end Amari Morgan-Smith scored for Alfreton Town, but fortunately it was disallowed for offside. Meanwhile, the second period was much better as our attacking play was more exciting. Just moments into the half Danny Livesey scored again to make to 2-0 to us, as he smashed the ball into the net following good work by Gary Roberts. Moments before time there was plenty of drama, as Joel Taylor’s direct corner was disallowed due to a ‘’foul’’ on the ‘keeper. Alfreton took the free kick, but their defender was unaware as he thought the goal still stood. Due to that, he gave the ball away to Danny Elliott who cooly slotted home to make it 3-0 to us. That goal confirmed a comfortable day at the office.

Gateshead have made a really strong start to the season which will make for a tricky game tomorrow afternoon. The Heed did really well last campaign as they should have finished 9th, but nine points were deducted due to them breaking financial rules which eventually saw them finish in 17th. That wasn’t that though, as their troubles continued to go on which prompted the National League to demote them to the National League North back in June. Their supporters were almost left without a club, but thankfully things are looking a lot more rosier for them this campaign. Ex-Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson was appointed as their new manager, and he has steadied the ship by making a strong start. Gateshead currently sit outside of the play-offs due to a number of draws, but they have only lost three times so they’ll be a tough nut to crack. Their home form was going great up until two weeks ago where they lost 3-2 against Guiseley, which shows it can be done so there are no excuses for us not winning.

Our next three away matches will give us a good indication of what direction we are heading in, so we need to get as many wins as possible. Despite not playing too well we got a confidence-boosting result last time out, but we will have to put on a more consistent display tomorrow as teams like Gateshead will punish us. This will be my second visit to the South of the Tyne having went on the opening day a few years ago. We were terrible that day so hopefully we will be stronger tomorrow to record our first ever point at the International Stadium. Come On City!

Score: Gateshead (Kayode) 1-2 Chester FC (Elliott, Grand)

Attendance: 1,157 (209 Chester FC)

My predicted lineup:
K.Roberts Livesey Grand Taylor
Jackson Glendon Stopforth
Hughes Waring Elliott


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