Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Old Boys' Reunion Is Samthing to Savour; HEED'S JONES KEEN TO PUT ONE OVER HIS FORMER CLUB FA CUP

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Old Boys' Reunion Is Samthing to Savour; HEED'S JONES KEEN TO PUT ONE OVER HIS FORMER CLUB FA CUP

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Byline: JEFF BOWRON

GATESHEAD attacking midfield man Sam Jones would like nothing better than to put one over his former side Alfreton Town in the FA Cup.

The Tynesiders head for Derbyshire tomorrow looking to reach the first round proper of the FA Cup for fifth time in seven years.

The Football League clubs from League One and Two enter the competition in the next round and Jones wants Gateshead to be in the draw.

The 24-year-old former Leeds United trainee ended the Heed's goal drought with the only goal at Tranmere and then scored twice last weekend.

Gateshead were back among the goals with a 4-2 win over Dover athletic at the International stadium, Wes York and Paddy McLaughlin with the other strikes.

It's a big for Alfreton., not doing in the that against Sam Jones said: "It was good to get a goal at Tranmere and it was a big three points away from home at a big club.

"Last week was a great week with six points from two games.

"I was delighted to get another two goals against Dover but gutted to miss out on my hat-trick."

Jones hit the bar with a secondhalf penalty but will travel to Alfreton in a rich vein of goalscoring form.

He added: "It will be nice to go back there and see a few of the lads, though they have changed the team around quite a bit.

"I had a good season at Alfreton.

The gaffer played me right from the beginning and I just grew in confidence, most of my goals coming after January.

"I played just behind the forwards, which is my best position, but as long as I am playing at Gateshead I am happy.

"It is a big game for Alfreton as they are facing a National League team.

"It is a tough place to go and we have to be as good as we can be on Saturday.

"Any game away from home is difficult, especially against a team from the league below, but I believe we will get a result.

game they're great league but could be "If we can put us Jones in a shift in like we did at Tranmere we will be fine.

"I have not played against a Football League club in the FA Cup before - now would be a good time. …

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