Match report

If you really wish to relive today then you can do so HERE.

I won’t hold it against you, though.

Marcus Bignot interview

You can catch the video of what he had to say HERE.

Chester go 2-0 down against Gateshead
Chester go 2-0 down against Gateshead (Image: Terry Marland)

Sad times

Full time: Chester 1 Gateshead 3

That feels like that.

Off the line

Fyfield heads White strike off the line. Time’s up for Blues.

Can't penetrate

Chester seen a bit of the ball but so toothless in final third. Not threatening at all.

Wide

McLaughlin cross looks for Burrow but Jones keeps him occupied and it goes wide.

Gateshead sub

Wrong decision

Wasted

GOAL! Chester 1 Gateshead 3

First decent move of the match. Gough breaks forward and crosses low for White who sweeps home. 69 mins.

Met by sarcastic cheers

Abysmal

Turnbull clears a Fox effort from six yards off the line. Embarrassingly bad defending.

Should have been 4-0

Feels that way

Let off

Dreadful

So easy. A sweeping move from back to front, Mahon can’t clear and Preston curls home. Awful

GOAL! Chester 0 Gateshead 3

Jordan Preston. Game over.

Yep

Chester subs

ON - Crawford and Mahon

OFF - Murombedzi and Dawson

The teams are back out

A Herculean effort needed.

Half time: Chester 0 Gateshead 2

Two goals in 60 seconds at the end of the first half sees Chester go in 2-0 down. Hard to see a way back. How damaging that could be.

GOAL! Chester 0 Gateshead 2

Dreadful. Jordan Burrow turns home a York cross. 45+1

GOAL! Chester 0 Gateshead 1

Paddy McLaughlin - 45 mins.

Saved

McLaughlin cuts in and shoots low but Hornby saves well.

Attendance

Crowd of 1,580.

Relief

Relief! Byrne header looked to be in but blocked and Penn fires rebound goalwards and it’s scrambled clear. Lucky to be level, there.

Poor

Really poor, that. Blues free kick in dangerous area played short down the line to Akintunde but it runs out of play.

Well in

Great tackle from Jones to pick McLaughlin in possession. He breaks and feeds Murombedzi but he loses the ball.

Saved

McLaughlin cuts in and gets an effort away but Hornby saves low. 30 mins.