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.
Jones on for York
Sam Hughes on for Tom Shaw. 88mins.
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
Sub Akintunde finds Mahon who runs into space, feeds it back to Akintunde who curls an effort at Johnson.
Mahon for Chapell, Akintunde for Richards. 75mins.
Changes afoot for Chester
Looks like Akintunde and Mahon coming on.
Crowd of 991 at the International Stadium today. 256 from Chester.
A poor free-kick from Durrell. Wasteful.
Free-kick in a dangerous area
Durrell or Hunt to take. On the edge of the area.
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
Ryan Bowman on for Reece Styche: 65mins
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
Pics by Terry Marland
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.
Deep free-kick is deflected out for a Heed corner.
Rash challenge on York.
Heed winger finds room 20 yards out but bends it well over.
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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