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Aldershot Town 1-2 Gateshead

Ryan Bowman
Ryan Bowman scored twice against Gateshead for Torquay United last season

Ryan Bowman scored two late goals on his debut to secure victory for Gateshead away at Aldershot Town.

Rhys Browne converted from close range, turning in Sam Hatton's right-wing cross, to give the home side the lead.

But Bowman, who joined from Torquay United last month, turned the game around after the break.

Having hit the post with 15 minutes to go, Bowman produced two clinical finishes to give the visitors an opening-day win.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Barry Smith: Aldershot boss after defeat to Gateshead

"I thought we played particularly well in the first-half and we got a goal through great passing and movement, but unfortunately we didn't start the second half that well.

"We put ourselves under pressure, but in relative terms the goals we conceded were disappointing. We are confident our centre-halves should be dealing with this.

"We are trying to get the players to play in a certain way and a lot of it was good in the first-half but as I said, we didn't start properly in the second half because they gave us problems."

Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby told BBC Newcastle:

"I'm very pleased with the win because in the first half we were nowhere near where we had been in pre-season.

"It was a little bit disappointing because I was expecting more from us.

"So, in the second half, the players turned it around and it's a great three points.

"I took a bit of a gamble and brought Danny Johnson off but Ryan Bowman came on and did very well."

Ryan Bowman
Ryan Bowman scored twice against Gateshead for Torquay United last season
Ashley Young
Carl Jenkinson
Steve Cook
Calum Chambers
Simon Francis
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Wilfried Zaha
Marc Albrighton
Nathaniel Clyne
Jack Butland
Michail Antonio
Saido Berahino
Tom Carroll
Jermain Defoe
Troy Deeney
Andre Gray
Jordan Ibe
Danny Ings
Aaron Lennon
Mark Noble
Luke Shaw
Ryan Shawcross
Danny Simpson

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 4LathropeSubstituted forWalkerat 85'minutes
  • 14Beckles
  • 7HattonSubstituted forSavilleat 84'minutes
  • 6Oliver
  • 12Alexander
  • 11Richards
  • 19Walker
  • 9Barnes-Homer
  • 15Browne
  • 8Stevenson

Substitutes

  • 5Saville
  • 10Walker
  • 13Thomas
  • 16Gallagher
  • 18Barker

Gateshead

  • 1Russell
  • 2Baxter
  • 4Chandler
  • 5Curtis
  • 3Pattison
  • 22Ramsden
  • 20JohnsonSubstituted forBowmanat 61'minutes
  • 6Clark
  • 10GilliesBooked at 84mins
  • 11PhillipsSubstituted forRamshawat 64'minutes
  • 9Shaw

Substitutes

  • 8Ramshaw
  • 12Cranston
  • 13McDonald
  • 14Buddle
  • 19Bowman
Referee:
Adam Hopkins
Attendance:
1,749

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home4
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 2.

Foul by Tom Richards (Aldershot Town).

Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Charlie Walker replaces Damon Lathrope.

Booking

Josh Gillies (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jack Saville replaces Sam Hatton.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 2. Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) hits the woodwork with a header from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 1. Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Gateshead.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Gateshead).

Tom Richards (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

Simon Ramsden (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Josh Gillies (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Josh Gillies (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw replaces Jimmy Phillips.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Ryan Bowman replaces Danny Johnson.

Attempt missed. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Offside, Gateshead. Danny Johnson tries a through ball, but Danny Johnson is caught offside.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town).

Danny Johnson (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Simon Ramsden (Gateshead).

Dan Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Danny Johnson (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Gillies with a cross.

Foul by Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town).

Jimmy Phillips (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 0.

Offside, Gateshead. Jimmy Phillips tries a through ball, but Jimmy Phillips is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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