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24 January 2018

Dan Cooke/Gateshead


24 January 2018

IT was a night to remember for Ben Fox after the youngster bagged the crucial equaliser in the Heed's 1-1 draw against Woking on Tuesday night.

Fox's strike came late in the day with just 10 minutes of time remaining but it was certainly worth the wait.

Speaking about his first goal for Gateshead, the midfielder said: "From a personal point of view, it's brilliant for me. I've wanted to add goals to my game for a while and to get one on my home debut is brilliant.

"It was just weird because I just kind of had a feeling that (Scott Barrow) was going to pull it back. It was a great ball from Scotty – what a left peg he's got – it came to me and I thought...Why not?

"It would have been better If we had gone on and got the three points."

Gateshead climbed to 15th in the Vanarama National League with the 1-1 draw against Woking.

Speaking about the result, Fox said: "I thought first-half that it was quite disappointing, quite scrappy, it didn't feel like either team got a hold of the game. Then in the second-half, to come out and concede so early, I think that kind of killed the game plan a bit. Eventually we got a foothold on the game and once the goal went in, I thought we were going to go on and win it."

Youngster Fox joined Gateshead on loan from the Brewers last week, in a deal that will run to the end of the season, and he couldn't hide his delight at the chance of first-team opportunities.

"I'm enjoying it," he admitted.

"It's my first couple of games for a while. Its why I wanted to come, to come and play games."

"I've been looking forward to games for a while and so for them to come thick and fast is brilliant for me. I'm delighted that the manager has put me in and given me a bit of faith to be chucked in at the deep end. Hopefully I can put in some good performances and repay that faith."

Fox also spoke of his appreciation for the welcome he has received by the Gateshead squad since his arrival in the North East last week.

"The boys have been brilliant," continued the Brewers' loanee.

"It's a fantastic group of players. Everyone is buying into what we want to do. We want to look to put points on the board and everyone has been really good to me. This is my first time away from home and they've all been really good to me, so I'm really grateful for that.

"Now I'm going to rest up, It's been a busy few days and we'll get back in Thursday and hopefully get three points on Saturday. We've been unbeaten in our last few games so hopefully we get three points here."

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