spent youth spells at Newcastle United and Sheffield United before dropping into the Northern League.
Had it not been for a remarkable point-blank save from Tynesiders
' goalkeeper Aynsley Pears, the Moors would have been ahead as the Middlesbrough loanee somehow tipped Alex Gudger's powerful strike to safety.
Wood was a young supporter on the terraces when his beloved Tynesiders
lost their league status, later becoming owner of his home town club.
But with just two minutes remaining the Tynesiders
grabbed the winner.
First-half goalkeeper Pal Jakobsen had to play outfield and set up Newcastle's Kafeneon player of the match Eng to fire in his ninth and tenth goals of the match, Boussema then rounding off the Tynesiders
Gateshead pair JJ O'Donnell (right) and Mike Williamson celebrate the Tynesiders
' equaliser in the 2-1 derby defeat at Hartlepool
James Marwood came on to add pace to the Tynesiders
attack and then Paddy McLaughlin replaced Jamie Chandler midway through the second half.
However, the North Tynesiders
were presented with their fourth goal after a poor pass across the box was intercepted and finished by McLellan.
captain Robbie Tinkler was booked for a foul on the dangerous Matty Kosylo, whose cross then gave Preston a half chance.
Gateshead chairman Graham Wood says that both the Tynesiders
and Newcastle United are hoping to "develop" closer ties.
then travelled to Preston in the ESFA quarterfinals to face Runshaw College.
However, former Newcastle United defender Watson is confident the Tynesiders
can cope with the fixture pile-up.