Gateshead’s Winning Run Ends But Heed Are Progressing Under Astute Aspin

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Gateshead were within ten minutes of recording their seventh straight win last night until John McCombe equalised for Macclesfield Town, leaving boss Neil Aspin disappointed but proud.

 

The Heed’s winning streak has propelled them up to fifth and there was more good news yesterday as play-off rivals Dover Athletic suffered a 5-0 thrashing at Boreham Wood.

 

Aspin’s side weren’t able to hang on to their lead after Manny Smith opened the scoring 15 minutes from time.

 

“We were never going to keep winning, especially with the way this league is,” he told Gateshead’s website.

 

“If you’d offered me four points from our away games at Wrexham and Macclesfield I certainly would have taken it.

 

“You could argue we were slightly fortunate to win at Wrexham and slightly unfortunate not to have won tonight.

 

“It’s a bit disappointing that we didn’t get the win because in the second half the players pushed forward very well and showed the determination and positivity needed.”

 

Aspin continued: “We pushed very hard and I think we were unfortunate not to have taken another three points which I think on the run of play we deserved.

 

“As a manager I’m delighted with the way the team have been performing in recent weeks and it’s important that we keep that going.

 

“We’ve come away from home as the better team once again which shows that we’re really making progress as a side.”

 

Saturday represents a great chance for Gateshead to continue their unbeaten run as they host struggling Woking.

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