Gateshead have confirmed two more legends to take part in the match against Newcastle Legends on April 7 2019.
All-time record appearance holder James Curtis and promotion winning captain Steve Bowey will take part in the match at the International Stadium.
We will be announcing this at 11am on Monday.
GATESHEAD Legends have added two more Heed stalwarts to their side to face Newcastle Legends at the International Stadium on April 7 2019.
All-time record appearance holder James Curtis and Northern Premier League promotion winning captain Steve Bowey become the seventh and eighth Tynesiders’ legends to sign up to the squad.
Last week, Newcastle Legends announced that Tino Asprilla and Milan Srníček, the brother of late ‘Entertainers’ goalkeeper Pavel, have joined the Magpies’ legends side to face Gateshead next year.
Just a month after ending his 15-year spell at the International Stadium, amassing a record 596 appearances, James Curtis has already confirmed his swift return to the club as part of the Gateshead Legends side.
The flame-haired defender helped the Heed to three promotions during his time at the club and came within touching distance of a fourth as part of the side who were beaten by Cambridge United in the Conference play-off final at Wembley in 2014.
Curtis still plays football at high flying National League North side Spennymoor Town, who have kindly given permission for him to take part in the legends match.
“It’s going to be great to play at the International Stadium again in front of the Gateshead fans,” Curtis said.
“I just hope I don’t get sent off like my last game there!
“I’ve played with some fantastic players and real characters over the years so I’m really looking forward to being part of what will be a fantastic day.
“Hopefully we will get plenty of fans there for both sides to raise some money for the club. It’s sure to be an entertaining game looking at both the squads.
“But one thing is for sure, Bowser isn’t taking the pens!”
44-year-old Steve Bowey enjoyed two spells at the Heed in the 90s and 00s, making roughly 250 appearances for the club.
The Durham born midfielder led the Tynesiders to promotion from the Northern Premier League in 2008 before moving on to Newcastle Blue Star and eventually Gateshead based Dunston UTS, where he ended his playing career last year. He is now the manager of Northern League Division One side Ashington.
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