Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Heed's Team Spirit Delights Boss Bogie; Tynesiders' Play-Off Bid Back on Track after Win

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Heed's Team Spirit Delights Boss Bogie; Tynesiders' Play-Off Bid Back on Track after Win

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Byline: STEVE BROWN

GATESHEAD ....................... 2 HAYES & YEADING ............. 0 IAN BOGIE hailed the "spirit and determination" of his Gateshead side after a "workmanlike" win over Hayes and Yeading United got their play-off hopes firmly back on track.

The Tynesiders had dropped to 10th in the Blue Square Bet Premier - their lowest placing of the season - after losing four of their last five league games.

However, goals from Kris Gate and Jon Shaw lifted them back to eighth and, with other results going their way, they remain within touching distance of the top five.

Manager Bogie said: "Everything we asked of the lads they did.

"To put a solid performance in for 90-plus minutes was the order of the day and after the disappointment of Saturday the lads showed great determination and spirit.

"I knew I would get that, I knew from Monday's training session.

"We had a good chat and there was a determination in the dressing room before the game.

"That is not to say it is not like that every game, it is.

"I just sensed after the despondency from Saturday they were really up for it.

"They put it right and I am really pleased for the effort and application they showed."

He added: "The win should have been more convincing but we have kept a clean sheet against a team like others we have faced here, the Newports, Lincolns and Ebbsfleets, teams who are fighting at the other end of the table.

"They come here and try to give it a real go, but we restricted them.

"I cannot recall them having an effort at goal, other than a free-kick which was blocked in the first half.

"So we were quite dominant, we had a number of chances to ake the game away from them, but I am delighted with 2-0."

On opening goalscorer Gate, left out of the starting XI on Saturday but recalled against Hayes, for whom Freddie Warren was given a straight red card following a retaliatory kick at James Marwood, Bogie added: "We always ask for more goals from midfield.

"Other than Micky Cummins, who ha scored 10 from there, we are looking for others to chip in.

"Kris got one and on another given night he could have had a hat-trick in the first half. …

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