Whitley Bay 3, Gateshead 2

Last updated : 02 August 2009 By Heed Mad
In a game where Ian Bogie made wholesale changes to give his fringe players a decent run, it was Whitley Bay who wanted the result more.

Two early goals by Hodgson and former Heed star Adam Johnston game Whitley Bay a 2-0 lead.

Former Whitley Bay player Wayne Phillips reduced the defecit, but another ex-Tynesider, David Coulson, restored the two goal advantage.

Graeme Armstrong scored to make it 3-2, but the defeat is not ideal preparation for the first game of the season next Saturday.