Setting the Scene
Gateshead return to league action at the International Stadium for the first time in a month against Gloucester City on Non-League Day.
The Heed have had two Emirates FA Cup ties since the 3-0 win over Boston United, progressing to the fourth qualifying round with victories over Ramsbottom United and Kidsgrove Athletic respectively.
Mike Williamson’s side have kept four clean sheets from five games in recent weeks, netting 12 goals in the process, and sitting 10th in the league as a result.
Gloucester meanwhile most recently exited the Emirates FA Cup at the hands of Whitby, losing 3-1 in a replay earlier this week.
The Tigers are unbeaten in their last three in the National League North however, defeating Guiseley 3-1 last time out while earning a draw at high-flying King’s Lynn Town the week prior.
Joe Hanks is the division’s joint-fourth highest goalscorer so far with nine strikes to his name, while Gloucester are one of eight teams to have scored over 20 league goals.
Williamson has a fully fit squad at his disposal ahead of tomorrow’s game following Connor Oliver’s return to fitness at Kidsgrove last weekend.
What We're Saying
“I’m sure they [Gloucester] will be fully recovered and raring to go,” first-team coach Michael Nelson told gateshead-fc.com.
“Obviously the disappointment of losing that game [against Whitby], they’ll be wanting to put that right straight away so we’re not expecting them to come here and make it an easy game.
“We’re concentrating on making sure we do things right and hopefully that will be enough for us to get the three points.”
What They’re Saying
Speaking to Gloucester City’s official Facebook page, manager Mike Cook said: “We’ll do our usual planning and preparation.
“We’ve got an early start I think it’s about half 7 or 8am on Saturday, and we’ve got possibly one or two coming back into contention as well so we’ll look forward to that on Saturday.”
Tickets will be available on the gate at the International Stadium on Saturday, and are priced as follows:
Family Ticket (entry into Family Fun Zone and Gateshead vs Gloucester City) - £20 (Two adults and two under-16’s)
Adults - £15
NUFC/SAFC Season Ticket Holders - £10
Concessions - £8
Under-16’s - £5
Under-12’s - FREE (when accompanied by a paying adult)
Our Family Fun Day at the stadium will be running from 1pm-2:45pm and entry into the Family Fun Zone will cost just £2, with tickets available to purchase from the International Stadium upon arrival.
Please note that due to ongoing roadworks, supporters will NOT be able to access the International Stadium via Park Road, and so must use alternative routes such as those included below.Last Time We Met
This will be the first time the two sides have met in recent history, with Gloucester moving to the National League North from the National League South ahead of this season having spent two seasons in the southern division.