Gateshead 2 – 3 Eastwood Town
(HT: 1 – 1)
Cauley Woodrow 19’
Kuagica Bondo 66’
Tresor Kandol 85’
Martin Stocklasa (Gateshead)
The Badgers kicked off their second season in League 2 with an away trip to play-off semi-finalists Gateshead. Fielding 10 new players, Eastwood put in a mixed performance that showed a lot of potential but the team needs to gel more. Cauley Woodrow scored his first professional goal with a good finish early in the first half. In the second half, Eastwood had the better chances and took a deserved 3 points.
Eastwood Town 3
– 2 Stevenage Borough (HT: 0 – 1) League Cup 1st Round
Danny Rose 55’ 73’
Cauley Woodrow 83’
Eastwood Town hosted League 1 Stevenage in the first round of the League Cup. Eastwood matched their opponents for most of the game and managed to score a famous victory, however the defence still needs work.
League Cup Draw – Eastwood Town will travel to Ashton Gate to play Bristol City in the second round.
Eastwood Town 1
– 1 Rochdale (HT: 0 – 1)
Cauley Woodrow 57’
Nicky Adams (Rochdale)
Coronation Park’s first league game of the season was against recently-relegated Rochdale. Rochdale had the better of the first half and went into the break ahead. However, the Badgers hit back and Cauley Woodrow continued his good form with another goal to take a point.
Rotherham United 1 – 0 Eastwood Town
(HT: 1 – 0)
Dale Bennett (Rotherham)
Rotherham inflicted the first league defeat on the Badgers with a hard-working performance. Eastwood had their chances but should not be too disappointed with their performance.
Eastwood Town 3
– 3 Bristol Rovers (HT: 3 – 1)
Tresor Kandol 17’ pen 28’
Danny Rose 31’
Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers)
Coronation Park hosted another high-scoring affair when Eastwood Town drew with Bristol Rovers. The Badgers had a deserved 3 -1 lead at half-time but bad defending let Rovers back into it and a late equaliser earned them a point.
Transfer News – Eastwood Town sign Osayamen Osawe (ST) on a season-long loan from Norwich
Bristol City 3 – 2 Eastwood Town
(HT: 0 – 0) League Cup 2nd Round
Chez Isaac 49’
John Sullivan OG 73’
Robert Cullen (Bristol City)
Eastwood Town travelled to Bristol for their first ever second round tie in the League Cup. After a goalless first half, the second half was much more exciting. The Badgers took the lead early in the half through Chez Isaac before Bristol Rovers got 2 goals back. An error by John Sullivan gave the Badgers hope but as the game was heading towards extra time, Robert Cullen scored a late winner.
Morecambe 1 – 2 Eastwood Town
(HT: 1 – 1)
Stacy Long 36’
Matt Pearson OG 76’
A great defensive performance saw Eastwood Town pick up three points away to Morecambe. After the Shrimpers took the lead, Stacy Long scored his first Eastwood goal to send the Badgers in level. In the second half it was Morecambe who had the better of the chances, but an error by Matt Pearson gave the Badgers all three points.
JPT Draw – Eastwood will be away to Chesterfield in the North 1st Round.
Eastwood Town 15th with 8 points
: Lost in second round (v Bristol City)
: North 1st Round - Vs Chesterfield (A)