Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

No Walk in Park as Hosts Look for Revenge

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

No Walk in Park as Hosts Look for Revenge

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Byline: By Jeff Bowron

Gateshead Thunder will stage their fifth and final `home' game away from the Thunderdome at Percy Park's Preston Avenue ground in North Shields tomorrow, (writes JEFF BOWRON).

Thunder take on Hunslet Hawks, the first professional club to be beaten by Gateshead after they reformed three years ago, in National League Two.

The game marks the beginning of the second half of the league season, with the Tynesiders currently third bottom after recording three wins and a draw from nine games.

Hunslet beat Thunder 28-14 in May in a controversial game which saw Gateshead coach Paul Fletcher receive an official caution from the RFL following comments made about Cumbrian referee Gareth Hewer.

"The referee had a major impact on that game," said Fletcher. "He took the game away from us after we'd fought back following a slow start, and it was hard to take.

"We're looking to redress the balance tomorrow and we can avenge that result. …

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