2008–09 Gateshead F.C. season

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Gateshead
2008–09 season
Chairman Graham Wood
Manager Ian Bogie
Conference North 2nd (Promoted via playoffs)
FA Cup Third Qualifying Round
FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round
Conference League Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League: Lee Novak (27)
All: Lee Novak (28)
Highest home attendance 4,023 vs A.F.C. Telford United (8 May 2009)
Lowest home attendance 212 vs Witton Albion (27 September 2008)
Average home league attendance 477
Home colours
Away colours

The 2008–09 season was Gateshead's first season in the Conference North and their first at this level since the introduction of the Conference North & South in 2004.

Gateshead qualified for the Conference North Playoffs after finishing the season in second place, five points behind league winners Tamworth. Gateshead were promoted to the Conference National on 8 May 2009 after beating Telford United 1–0 in the playoff final.

Squad statistics[edit]

(Substitute appearances in brackets)
Pos. Name League (inc. Playoffs) FA Cup FA Trophy Conference League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW England Graeme Armstrong 31 (8) 14 2 1 1 0 3 3 37 (8) 19
FW England Steven Baptist 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
DF England Craig Baxter 45 1 3 0 1 0 3 0 52 1
DF England John Brackstone 8 (7) 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 12 (7) 1
FW England Daniel Broadbent 3 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (2) 0
DF England Phil Cave 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
DF England James Curtis 39 (1) 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 45 (1) 0
MF England Tony Dinning 3 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (2) 0
MF England Alex Francis 11 (20) 2 1 (2) 1 0 0 2 (1) 0 14 (23) 3
MF England Kris Gate 41 (1) 4 3 0 1 0 2 (1) 0 47 (2) 4
MF England Jamie Harwood 35 (8) 9 3 2 1 0 3 1 42 (8) 12
DF England Matt Hocking 8 (7) 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 13 (7) 0
DF England Darren Holloway 7 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 (4) 0
DF England Carl Jones 35 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 38 3
?? England Dean McCallum 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
?? England Liam McNall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK England Paul Musselwhite 38 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 42 0
MF England Craig Nelthorpe 12 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 15 1
DF England Mattie Noble 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK England Jack Norton 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
FW England Lee Novak 35 27 0 0 1 0 2 1 38 28
DF France Stephane Pelonde 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0
MF England Wayne Phillips 42 (3) 10 2 0 0 0 3 0 47 (3) 10
GK England Jim Provett 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
FW England Michael Rae 0 (5) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 (5) 1
MF England Steve Salvin 0 (5) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (5) 0
DF England Dan Smith 9 (2) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 (2) 0
FW England David Southern 11 (8) 3 3 1 0 (1) 0 0 (3) 0 14 (12) 4
FW England Darryn Stamp 4 (3) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 (3) 2
FW England Paul Thompson 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
MF England Phil Turnbull 33 (10) 1 1 (2) 1 0 (1) 0 0 (2) 0 34 (15) 2
MF England Stephen Turnbull 21 (19) 2 2 (1) 0 1 0 2 0 26 (20) 2

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
9 July 2008 South Shields Filtrona Park 4–0 Armstrong (3), Jones
12 July 2008 West Allotment Celtic Gibside Gardens 3–2 Harwood, Phillips, Armstrong
16 July 2008 Dunston Federation Federation Park 3–0 Rae, Armstrong, Thompson
21 July 2008 Newcastle United Reserves Gateshead International Stadium 1–1 Armstrong 497
25 July 2008 Newcastle Benfield Sam Smith's Park 1–2 Rae
30 July 2008 Durham City Arnott Stadium 0–2
2 August 2008 Sunderland Reserves Gateshead International Stadium 2–0 S. Turnbull, Southern

Conference North[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
9 August 2008 Redditch United The Valley Stadium 2–0 Armstrong, Brackstone 392
13 August 2008 Droylsden Gateshead International Stadium 1–1 Gate 360
17 August 2008 Alfreton Town Gateshead International Stadium 3–0 Armstrong (2), Rae 361
23 August 2008 Gainsborough Trinity The Northolme 0–0 365
25 August 2008 Harrogate Town Gateshead International Stadium 1–3 Jones 509
30 August 2008 Hinckley United Greene King Stadium 0–2 479
2 September 2008 Fleetwood Town Highbury Stadium 2–0 Armstrong (2) 684
13 September 2008 Tamworth The Lamb Ground 1–2 Gate 831
20 September 2008 A.F.C. Telford United Gateshead International Stadium 1–1 Armstrong 413
24 September 2008 Stafford Rangers Gateshead International Stadium 0–1 265
4 October 2008 Vauxhall Motors Motassist Arena 2–1 Southern, Novak 149
14 October 2008 Workington Borough Park 2–4 Southern, Nelthorpe 225
18 October 2008 Southport Gateshead International Stadium 1–1 Armstrong 422
1 November 2008 Hyde United Ewen Fields 5–2 Novak (4), Harwood 301
8 November 2008 Burscough Gateshead International Stadium 4–1 Novak, Francis, Harwood, Armstrong 334
15 November 2008 A.F.C. Telford United New Bucks Head 0–1 2,086
19 November 2008 King's Lynn Gateshead International Stadium 3–2 Novak (3) 264
29 November 2008 Hyde United Gateshead International Stadium 6–3 Novak, Phillips (3), Harwood, Southern 273
20 December 2008 Redditch United Gateshead International Stadium 2–0 Phillips, Novak 293
26 December 2008 Blyth Spartans Croft Park 1–0 Leeson (o.g.) 1,292
1 January 2009 Blyth Spartans Gateshead International Stadium 3–0 Novak, Harwood, Jones 1,388
3 January 2009 Alfreton Town Impact Arena 3–1 S. Turnbull, Novak (2) 448
11 January 2009 Tamworth Gateshead International Stadium 5–1 Novak (2), Francis, Phillips, S. Turnbull 331
17 January 2009 Droylsden Butcher's Arms Ground 0–0 295
24 January 2009 Solihull Moors Gateshead International Stadium 3–0 Armstrong, Harwood, Gate 484
28 January 2009 Workington Gateshead International Stadium 2–1 Armstrong, Gate 463
31 January 2009 King's Lynn The Walks Stadium 0–2 966
14 February 2009 Burscough Victoria Park 4–2 Novak, Phillips (2), Harwood 313
21 February 2009 Hucknall Town Gateshead International Stadium 1–0 Harwood 605
24 February 2009 Stalybridge Celtic Bower Fold 2–1 Harwood, Novak 315
28 February 2009 Vauxhall Motors Gateshead International Stadium 2–2 Novak, Harwood 602
3 March 2009 Farsley Celtic Throstle Nest 1–0 Baxter 198
7 March 2009 Southport Haig Avenue 3–2 Novak (2), Phillips 1,301
14 March 2009 Solihull Moors Damson Park 0–2 253
18 March 2009 Fleetwood Town Gateshead International Stadium 2–2 Novak, Armstrong 467
21 March 2009 Stalybridge Celtic Gateshead International Stadium 1–0 Jones 529
28 March 2009 Hinckley United Gateshead International Stadium 5–0 Novak (2), Phillips, Stamp, P. Turnbull 601
4 April 2009 Stafford Rangers Marston Road 1–4 Armstrong 448
11 April 2009 Gainsborough Trinity Gateshead International Stadium 1–0 Novak 486
13 April 2009 Harrogate Town CNG Stadium 0–1 447
18 April 2009 Farsley Celtic Gateshead International Stadium 3–0 Novak, Stamp, Armstrong 568
25 April 2009 Hucknall Town Watnall Road 2–2 Smedley (o.g.), Armstrong 347

Conference North Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
SF (1) 29 April 2009 Southport Haig Avenue 1–0 Armstrong 1,011
SF (2) 3 May 2009 Southport Gateshead International Stadium 1–1 Novak 1,408
Gateshead won 2–1 on aggregate
F 8 May 2009 A.F.C. Telford United Gateshead International Stadium 1–0 Phillips 4,120

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2008–09 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
2Q 27 September 2008 Witton Albion Gateshead International Stadium 1–1 Harwood 212
2Qr 30 September 2008 Witton Albion Wincham Park 3–1 Armstrong, Southern, P. Turnbull 227
3Q 11 October 2008 Droylsden Butcher's Arms Ground 2–3 Harwood, Francis 370

FA Trophy[edit]

Main article: 2008–09 FA Trophy
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
3Q 22 November 2008 Harrogate Town Gateshead International Stadium 0–2 217

Conference League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 8 September 2008 Droylsden Butcher's Arms Ground 2–1 (AET) Harwood, Armstrong 190
2 21 October 2008 Blyth Spartans Croft Park 2–1 Armstrong (2) 632
3 4 November 2008 Barrow Holker Street 1–3 (AET) Novak 551

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