Gateshead FC fans will return home to the North East from Wembley empty-handed to face at least another season of non-league football. The Heed lost 2-1 to Cambridge United in the Conference play-off final.
The club said on Twitter: "Gallant effort, but just pulled up short."
Gateshead FC lost to Cambridge United in the Conference play-off final at Wembley Stadium. Victory would have taken them back to the Football League after 54 years of non-league football, but it was not to be.