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Gateshead 2-1 defeat at Wembley

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.

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Gateshead lose 2-1 at Wembley Stadium

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."

One of thousands of Gateshead FC fans flies the North East flag at Wembley Credit: Jonathan Brady/EMPICS Sport
The Heed Army were in full voice during their first ever trip to Wembley Credit: Jonathan Brady/EMPICS Sport
Cambridge United's Liam Hughes scored the first goal after 51 minutes Credit: Jonathan Brady/EMPICS Sport
Cambridge United players pile on top of Ryan Donaldson to celebrate their second - and winning - goal Credit: Jonathan Brady/EMPICS Sport

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