Gateshead manager sacked after Halifax defeat

Malcolm Crosby
Malcolm Crosby

Gateshead have sacked their manager Malcolm Crosby following their 4-1 home defeat to FC Halifax Town on Saturday.

That loss proved the final straw for the Gateshead board, with the club 12th in the National League table and without a win since September.

In a statement, the club said: “Following a run of poor performances and results, Gateshead have terminated the contracts of manager Malcolm Crosby and assistant manager Gary Owers.

“Chairman Richard Bennett wishes to thank both Malcolm and Gary for their time and effort at Gateshead and wishes them both the very best for the future.”