Gateshead hand Tim Deasy new one-year contract

Tim Deasy
Deasy helped Gateshead to the FA Trophy semi-finals this season

Gateshead goalkeeper Tim Deasy has signed a new one-year deal after a successful debut season on Tyneside.

The 25-year-old made 50 starts for the club, establishing himself as first-choice at the International Stadium.

He signed an initial three-month deal at the beginning of last season, and impressed enough to earn a season-long deal in October.

Deasy has also played for Macclesfield, Stockport and Barrow, helping the latter to the 2010 FA Trophy final.

Meanwhile boss Ian Bogie has released seven first-team players following the completion of the 2010-11 season.

Those to go are defenders Paul Heckingbottom and Carl Jones, midfielders Andy Ferrell, Craig Nelthorpe and Stephen Baptist, and strikers Jonny Allan and Richard Offiong.