Full time: Gateshead 3-0 Chester

A woeful start for the Blues as a Theo Vassell own goal, one for Wes York and one for Manny Smith condemn Jon McCarthy’s men to defeat.

Should have been 4-0

Johnny Hunt looked like he handled the ball but it comes out and is blazed over by Bowman.

Heed sub

Jones on for York

Chester sub

Sam Hughes on for Tom Shaw. 88mins.

Poor

Paddy McLaughlin cross finds the head of Manny Smith who powers home. A dreadful start to the season.

GOAL! Gateshead 3 Chester 0

Manny Smith 87mins.

That could be that

Sub Ryan Bowman plays in York on the left who has time to advance and pick is spot in the far corner, beating Roberts easily. 82mins.

GOAL! Gateshead 2 Chester 0

Wes York. 82mins

Akintunde effort

Sub Akintunde finds Mahon who runs into space, feeds it back to Akintunde who curls an effort at Johnson.

Double change

Mahon for Chapell, Akintunde for Richards. 75mins.

Changes afoot for Chester

Looks like Akintunde and Mahon coming on.

Attendance

Crowd of 991 at the International Stadium today. 256 from Chester.

Waaaay over

A poor free-kick from Durrell. Wasteful.

Free-kick in a dangerous area

Durrell or Hunt to take. On the edge of the area.

Gateshead change

Toby Ajala on for Danny Johnson. 67mins.

Chester look to respond

Decent passage of play sees Durrell put in a dangerous cross that can’t find Alabi and Gateshead hack clear. 67mins

Heed change

Ryan Bowman on for Reece Styche: 65mins

Damn

Deep ball from Bolton put towards goal by York but deflected home by Vassell. Not good.

GOAL! Gateshead 1 Chester 0

Vassell own goal - 62mins

Match action

Kane Richards in action against Gateshead
Kane Richards in action against Gateshead

Pics by Terry Marland

Richards close

Flicked ball by Alabi finds Richards who can’t quite connect from close range.

Should have been 1-0

Corner in finds Bolton who glances a header wide. Nobody able to poke home.

Gateshead corner

Deep free-kick is deflected out for a Heed corner.

Shaw booked

Rash challenge on York.

McLaughlin over

Heed winger finds room 20 yards out but bends it well over.

Vassell booked

Late challenge on Johnson.

Alabi heads over

Vassell cross finds the head of Alabi whose header bullets over from 12 yards.

The Blus (Yellows) kick off the second half

Let’s have it!

The teams re-emerge

Can the Blues take some points back to Chester?

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