ADAM Green says he is not fearing a Gateshead backlash when he returns for the first time to the scene of last season's controversial encounter.
The Hayes & Yeading left-back's innocuous clash with Gateshead's Martin Brittain last September led to the abandonement of the match 14 minutes from time with the score at 0-0 after the winger suffered an horrendous double fracture of the leg.
After a delay of 40 minutes, the hosts refused to come back out and that led to a war of words between Hayes & Yeading boss Garry Haylock and his opposite number Ian Bogie, who also saw Christoph Ascherl sent off after he handed him a debut.
Fifteen months later, Hayes & Yeading return to the International Stadium with Green keen to draw a line under the incident.
“I called the guy after the injury, and after his operation,” said Green. “He told me he did not hold any grudges against me and that it was unfortunate.
“It was one of those things and it was more of a block tackle that caused the injury.
“I don't think there will be any conflict, their supporters might see it a bit different, the game will be remembered for finishing in a confusing manner.
“We had the advantage as they were down to nine men and we thought we could have gone on and won the game. They might have seen that they were down to 10 men and we had the upper hand. It might not have been a bad idea for the game to be called off from their point of view.”
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