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ON THE ROAD: Gateshead

19 July 2018

As we continue to look at the teams that will make up the National League next season, Steve Watson's Gateshead will hope to improve on last season's 17th place finish.

Brief History

Gateshead were established in 1977 and adopted the name after being known as South Shields Adelaide and Gateshead United previously.

Did you know?

Gateshead reached the Third Round of the FA Cup in 2014/15 but were defeated 7-0 at the hands of West Bromwich Albion, who were a Premier League side at the time.

Last Meeting

The last game of the season saw Orient travel to Gateshead for the second time of the campaign. Goals from Macauley Bonne, Jobi McAnuff and Josh Koroma saw the O’s run out 3-1 victors after a 90th minute Danny Johnson penalty for The Heed.

Manager

Steve Watson was appointed Gateshead manager in October 2017. Previously, he worked under John Askey as assistant manager at Macclesfield Town, and before that he had coaching experience at Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City.

One to watch

Defender Fraser Kerr agreed a contract extension at Gateshead prior to the 2018/19 season.

The former Scotland Under-21 international made 25 league appearances for the Heed last season and is likely to play a key part at the back for the Tyneside Club.

 

Ground

The Gateshead International Stadium is home for The Heed as has been since 1977. Primarily built for Athletics, the stadium holds 11,800 and is located just south of the River Tyne.


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