Adam Campbell and Macaulay Langstaff were both recognised at the club’s end of season awards evening on Sunday, May 8.
Campbell’s curling strike at home to Farsley Celtic was named as the Goal of the Season following a vote by Gateshead Soul, while Langstaff took home a treble of awards after earning the Players’ Player of the Season, Supporters’ Player of the Season and the Golden Boot.
Langstaff’s 32 goals and 14 assists in all competitions helped The Heed lift their first league title since 1986 and gain promotion to the Vanarama National League for the 2022/23 season, and his 28 league goals saw him end the campaign as the division’s top scorer.
“If you asked me at the start of the season, I would have been happy with 15 goals,” said Langstaff.
“To get 32 and to win the league with these boys, it’s been brilliant.
“It’s been a pleasure playing with all of the boys – I said at the start of the season that I wouldn’t be surprised if all of the strikers got to at least 15 goals and we did that, so it’s been brilliant.”
Campbell’s Goal of the Season winning strike capped off a fine 3-1 win over Farsley Celtic in February, beating off strong competition with over 100 other strikes to choose from in a goal-laden season for Gateshead.
“My touch was awful!,” said Campbell of his award-winning strike.
“I managed to scoop it back and then the finish was alright – I should have had a better first touch, but I guess it worked out in the end!”
“This club has always been special and it’s always had that great connection with the fans.
“You’ve seen the group that Mike, Busted and the team have put together and that all comes out on the pitch, within the club and from the fans.”
Elsewhere, Kyle Errington and Lewis Leech were recognised for their efforts as part of the club’s under-19 side who lifted the National League U19 Alliance Division I title and the National League U19 Alliance League Cup with former captain and manager Ben Clark at the helm.
Kit man Mark Walton was also presented with the Tommy Milburn Award for his years of commitment as a volunteer and having played an integral part of the club’s backroom staff during a historic 2021/22 campaign.