Gateshead won 3-0
Another miserable day with a lot of light drizzle, it’s that rain that soaks you right through. Weather like this can only mean one thing, it’s match day and I’m going to be wet by the end of the day, OK I suppose that’s two things.
One thing I haven’t mentioned in previous blogs is that usually on a Friday night I visit one of my online betting accounts and place a few £1 bets on the scoreline and also half time full time results. As it happened for this match I went with 1-0, 2-1 and 3-0, so with the way the match finished I guess I ought to say thanks to the lads for helping me win an extra £19. By the way it’s not the first Gateshead match that I have correctly predicted the score this season and I hope it won’t be the last.
When the players were coming out to warm up before kick off I had a chat with Marzy (James Marwood) we occasionally have a little chat and I think it may have to become a regular thing as when ever we do Gateshead win. I was very happy that when the coin toss took place they didn’t decide to swap ends like the last couple of times so I didn’t have to do the long walk to the other end of the pitch.
The weather was certainly a hinderance during the first half as approximately every 5 minutes I had wipe the camera lens just to clear the rain off it. When ever I did this I tried to make sure that either the ball was out of play or possession was down at the other end of the pitch. Luckily I didn’t miss too much action when I did clean the lens also I didn’t have to put up with this problem in the second half so I was able to take more photos.
Every time that I did have to clean the lens I knew that when I came to check the photos on my laptop later on that some of the photos would have a misty look to them. Luckily I have been able to rescue a couple of the photos that I have used on my site as I was able to bring the colour back into them.
I didn’t actually get many photos during the first half bu I certainly made up for it in the second half. I was happy to get photos of the new loanee Lewis Sirrell as well as Craig Baxter, John Oster and Rob Ramshaw. One of the things that I worry about is if I get too many photos of one individual player every game because if I did it would seem that I have a favourite where as I don’t, honest.
During the second half you could say that business picked up when Jordan Hugill came off the bench, personally I think that Gateshead should do everything they can to keep him at the club. Unfortunately, because of positioning and bodies in the way I missed his goals but he certainly celebrated well enough for me to get shots of that.
I think that I was the only person in the ground that (on the side of Gateshead FC) that was happy they didn’t score a fourth goal late on, my last two photos show the near miss by Rob Ramshaw. The reason that I was happy was that I had a £1 on them winning 3-0 at 18/1 with Skybet.
I can now say that I have bought a thermal top (first one that I have ever owned) because sitting out there you certainly feel the cold and it’s only going to get worse.
As Gateshead aren’t at home for a while my next games will be Shildon vs Celtic Nation on 16th Oct and Chester Town vs Stokesley on 19th October.
Equipment used: Nikon D7000, Sigma 170-500mm f5-6.3 lens, velbon monopod, Peli 1510, OpTech Rain cover