Key Events

Signing off

Well, that’s that. The end of a season that has seen it’s fair share of lows. There is hope for something better next season, it remains to be seen just who will be the man to lead us, though. But McCarthy has given himself the best possible chance with three successive wins.

Here’s to next season! Thanks for joining us.

Shaymen down

As is the end of season cutom

Blues fans on the pitch at the end of the game. It’s been a gruelling season but the Blues have survived it. Fair to say McCarthy has had a storming job interview.

Full time!

Another win for the Blues under Macca! A brace from sub Ross Hannah and efforts from Ryan Higgins and Kane Richards secure a resounding win after a breathless second half.

Added time

One minute

Richards man of the match

Sponsors choice and my choice as well. He’s been excellent.

Hamilton picked out Ramshaw at the far post with an excellent cross, he has his shot saved but Johnson fires home from close range.

GOAL! Chester FC 4 Gateshead 2

Daniel Johnson - 86mins

Almost 5-1!

Hannah almost had his hat-trick then! Hobson plays him in one-on-one but he fires at Russell’s legs. Still 4-1.

Chester sub

Hobson on for Richards, who gets a standing ovation. He’s been excellent again!

What a goal!

Shaw finds Hannah who dinks the ball over Clark, races on to the ball and rifles home. Superb!

GOAL! Chester FC 4 Gateshead 1

Ross Hannah - 80mins!

We didn't see this coming!

Rooney’s free-kick chipped into the area finds Hannah who takes a touch, sets himself up and picks his spot. 3-1.

GOAL! Chester FC 3 Gateshead 1

Ross Hannah 76mins!


Mahon booked for a push during tussle and Ramshaw also booked.


Richards and Ramshaw get involved in a tangle. Pushing and shoving.

So close!

A lovely dinked ball from Lloyd finds Hannah who fires a half-volley which flashes past Russell’s left-hand post. Looked to be heading in.


Richards forces Russell into a save at his near post. End to end stuff now.

Close from the visitors

Hamilton’s cross is volleyed wide by Pattison when well placed. Game has really opened up now!


Higgins picks up a loose ball on the right, cuts inside and hits a low effort that flies past Russell and into the bottom corner. Nobody saw this coming five minutes ago!

GOAL! Chester FC 2 Gateshead 1

Ryan Higgins. 62 mins!

Out of nowhere

Gateshead failed to adjust from the Blues subs and a deep ball is clipped back into Richards who glances a header past Russell at the near post.

GOAL! Chester FC 1 Gateshead 1

Kane Richards. 60 mins!

Double sub

Mahon and Hannah on for Alabi and Chapell.


Thompson saves well from Pattison who strikes a crisp effort at the Blues keeper from a deep Hamilton cross. It’s ALL Gateshead at the minute.

All at sea

The Blues have fallen to bits over the past five minutes. Gillies, Johnson and Pattison are dancing round the Blues with ease.

It's all Gateshead

Gillies and Pattison play a one-two in the box and the former should score but it’s deflected for a corner. Corner is cleared.

Heed chance

They’re pressing now. Josh Gillies sees 20-yard effort punched clear by Thompson.


Visitors break down the right and CJ Hamilton inches an excellent ball across the box and, despite Higgins’ pressure, Ramshaw bundles it home. 51 minutes.

GOAL! Chester FC 0 Gateshead 1

Rob Ramshaw. A poor goal to concede.