(By Josh Youll for gateshead-fc.com) Gateshead debutant Harrison Male praised his teammates’ display in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Southport.
Ged Garner netted a sublime hat-trick, before Alex Nicholson scored from the spot to give Gateshead a four-goal cushion.
Southport found the back of the net at the death, but it only proved a consolation away from home.
“The lads are buzzing,” Male said after the victory.
“We came into the match wanting the three points and that’s what we’ve got, so it’s job done.
“I can’t praise the lads enough – I did everything I had to and they ran the show.”