O’Donnell returns to Gateshead in off-field role
Former fans’ favourite JJ O’Donnell is to return to Vanarama National League club Gateshead in an off-the-pitch role.
O’Donnell spent 18 months at the International Stadium as a player, famously netting in the Heed’s 3-1 play-off semi-final second leg victory over Grimsby Town.
Clubs learn FA Trophy Third Round fate
The draw for The FA Trophy third round proper was made at Wembley Stadium on Monday morning.
Eight ties were pulled out of the hat, although only two of those, Dover Athletic v Guiseley and Gateshead v AFC Fylde, are confirmed at the moment due to the outstanding remaining second round fixtures which are scheduled for this week.
Heed blow as Marwood ruled out for the season
Gateshead manager Neil Aspin sympathised with James Marwood following the news that the winger will sit out the remainder of the campaign with an ankle injury.
The 25-year-old has yet to figure since Aspin took charge at the International Stadium three weeks ago, having been absent since October 17.
Ramshaw wants fresh start after Heed comeback
Rob Ramshaw is looking forward to beginning the New Year with a clean slate after returning to the Gateshead fray against Stocksbridge Park Steels last night.
Ramshaw played almost 70 minutes as Gateshead recovered from an early setback at the International Stadium to secure their passage to the Second Round of the FA Trophy.
Clark and Cummins in charge after Crosby’s Gateshead departure
Former Sunderland defender Ben Clark and reserve team manager Micky Cummins have been placed in temporary charge of Vanarama National League club Gateshead.
Saturday’s home defeat at the hands of basement club Halifax Town proved to be Malcolm Crosby’s final game in charge at the International Stadium, with his departure confirmed on Sunday afternoon.
Black Cats youngster extends Gateshead stay
Midfielder George Honeyman has extended his loan with Gateshead from Barclays Premier League side Sunderland until January 2nd.
The 21-year-old has clocked up three appearances for the Heed so far, and struck a late winner in last month’s 3-2 win at Boreham Wood.
Honeyman missed out on the Tynesiders’ Emirates FA Cup defeat to Worcester City, but will be eligible to take part in their FA Trophy campaign, which gets underway next month.
Heed boss rues toothless display
Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby was left to rue a toothless second-half display as Dover Athletic fought back from a goal behind to claim a 3-2 victory at the International Stadium.
The result was particularly disappointing after the Heed had recovered from conceding in the fourth minute to lead 2-1 at half-time.
Crosby said: “We did fantastic to make it 2-1, but I’ve got to say in the second-half we just never got going at all.
“All credit to Dover, but I’m very disappointed.”