DATE: Tuesday 21st September 2010 | COMPETITION: Blue Square Bet Premier League | VENUE: Gateshead International Stadium | ATT: 863
GATESHEAD: Deasy; Jones, Curtis, Clark, Heckingbottom; Brittain (Marwood 64), Gate, Turnbull, Nelthorpe; Shaw (Fisher 74), Mulligan. Subs not used: Cook, Baxter, Ferrell.
TOWN: O’Donnell; Wood (Eagle 59), Ridley, Kempson, Watt; Bore, Leary (Hudson 59), Cummins, Gobern; Peacock, Connell. Subs not used: Croudson, Garner, Corner.
15 mins: OFF THE WOODWORK! The first real opening of the game falls to the hosts. A free kick from Martin Brittain is nodded on by Jon Shaw but the ball comes back off the post and is gathered by Richard O’Donnell.
49 mins: A first shot on target for the Mariners as Lewis Gobern cuts in from the left and fires in an effort, which is beaten away by home stopper Tim Deasy.
54 mins: Another chance for Gobern as he is played in by Alan Connell but the former MK Dons winger pulls his effort wide of the target.
60 mins: OFF THE WOODWORK! So close for the Mariners. Connell is again the supply line with a ball to substitute Mark Hudson, who steps forward and hammers a shot off the upright.
88 mins: A good chance for Lee Peacock as he collects a long throw from Peter Bore but skews his effort over the crossbar.