Loan Watch: Dillon and Blair enjoy clean debuts

Loan Watch: Dillon and Blair enjoy clean debuts

There was late drama for loan duo Dillon Morse and Blair Adams as Gateshead snatched a 1-0 victory against Guiseley in National League North on Saturday.

Macaulay Langstaff struck the only goal in second half stoppage time as Morse and Adams marked their debuts for the Heed with all three points and a clean sheet.

The pair are on a month-long loan at the International Stadium while coronavirus restrictions continue to prevent South Shields from playing matches or training together.

Morse was rewarded for his display with the man of the match award as Gateshead moved up to 10th in the National League North table.

The defender told Gateshead’s official website afterwards: “It’s a perfect debut for me.

“First and foremost, you want the lads to get the three points.

“Anything on top of that is a bonus, so I’m delighted.

“All of the lads were brilliant today – me and Blair were struggling for fitness so they’ve helped us massively.

“We’ve played once since the start of November so we were lacking some sharpness, but I’m just buzzing to be back on a football pitch at the end of the day.”