Gateshead became the second National League club to lose a striker on the transfer deadline day.
The deadline doesn`t affect clubs signing players in the National Leagues any longer, but it hasn`t prevented both Lincoln City and Gateshead from losing their top strikers.
Ryan Bowman left the International Stadium to join Scottish Premiership outfit
Motherwell for an undisclosed fee.
The 6`2” frontman completed his deadline day move after penning a two-year deal with the Fir Parkers.
The 24-year-old bagged 38 goals in his last two seasons – 20 of those last season with Gateshead and the remainder with his previous team, Torquay United.
Bowman, who has been a summer-long target for Motherwell manager Mark McGhee, travelled up to Fir Park late last night to complete his medical and pen a two-year deal.
The deal for 24-year-old Bowman was able to be pushed through following the sale of Marvin Johnson.
Bowman said: “I didn’t think anything was going to happen – me and my agent were laughing before saying we’ll be having a chilled day watching the TV.
“Then a couple of clubs came in before Motherwell and I was just rushed off my feet from 5 o’clock onwards.”
But the goalscorer felt Motherwell was the best choice for him. He said: “It’s a different league and a different competition so it’s a challenge but I’m just excited to get going.”