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Shaymen Earn Last-Gasp Point

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FC Halifax Town and Gateshead, two teams who are still not completely safe, met in a re-arranged game at The Shay on Thursday night and a thrilling finale saw the points shared.

It was former Shayman Jordan Burrow who put Gateshead ahead after 37 minutes.

Scott Barrow sent in a free-kick picking out Jamal Fyfield at the far post and his header back across goal was bundled home by Burrow.

But Mike Fondop-Talom’s third goal in three games, rising highest in the box to knock in Michael Collins’ cross, brought the home side level 3 minutes after half-time.

The game looked as though it was going to drift towards a 1-1 draw until Gateshead struck seconds into stoppage time when a free-kick saw Kieran Green pull the ball back for Burrow to net after another goalmouth scramble.

Home fans started drifting towards the exits but 8 minutes into time added on, the Shaymen grabbed an equaliser with a stunning free-kick from Matty Kosylo which gave James Montgomery in the Gateshead goal no chance.

It would take a miraculous sequence of results to see either of these teams get sucked into the drop zone, but both will be happier when they have another couple of points in the bag.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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