Ebbsfleet Game At Boro

15/03/2013, by Jeff Bowron

Gateshead's outstanding 'home' fixture against Ebbsfleet United on the final day of the season will take place at Middlesbrough FC on Saturday 20th April.

The game against The Fleet will be staged at the Riverside at the later kick-off time of 5:15pm as all Blue Square Bet Premier fixtures will do that day.

Middlesbrough will be the fifth venue to host a Gateshead 'home' game with matches having already been played at Hartlepool United, York City and Blyth Spartans.


Riverside Stadium


Carlisle United's Brunton Park ground will stage the Conference clash with Luton Town on Saturday 6th April.

Gateshead chairman Graham Wood is delighted that the curtain will be brought down on a traumatic campaign at such a prestigious venue as the Riverside.

"I am delighted that Middlesbrough FC have been able to help us out by hosting the Ebbsfleet game on the final day of the season," said Wood.

"It is a magnificent gesture and I would like to express my gratitude to Steve Gibson and everyone at Middlesbrough for their generous gesture.

"Not being able to play half of our home games at the International Stadium has been a real blow and I am very grateful to the five clubs who have stepped in to help us.

"The Riverside is a tremendous stadium - one that has hosted both Premier League and European football.

"It will be a great venue to end what has been a difficult campaign and fans of both clubs will enjoy watching their side play at the Riverside."

Middlesbrough is 40 miles from Gateshead, York 80 miles, Carlisle 60 miles, Hartlepool 30 miles and Blyth 20 miles.

"We have certainly clocked up the miles to stage our home games. It has been a nomadic existence in what has been an unprecedented situation for this Football Club."


Riverside Stadium