Gateshead make the midweek jaunt to Boreham Wood in the final away fixture of the 2022/23 Vanarama National League season on Tuesday, April 25 (7:45pm kick off).
The Heed make the 534-mile round trip to Meadow Park to take on a Boreham Wood side who need only one point to secure the final play-off position, with three points separating them from Southend Untied prior to kick off.
Gateshead, meanwhile, could finish the season as high as 12th by taking maximum points from their two remaining games with all four relegation places now effectively sealed.
Adam Campbell’s goal at Woking on Saturday took him to one away from double figures in the league, having netted 12 goals and recorded 12 assists in all competitions.
Boreham Wood bore witness to Wrexham’s title celebrations on Saturday evening following a 3-1 defeat at The Racecourse Ground, and could seal a play-off place in their efforts to go one better than their 2018 play-off final defeat at the hands of Tranmere Rovers.
Luke Garrard’s side have conceded the fewest goals in the National League (38), though have only scored more (51) than FC Halifax Town and Maidenhead United (47) when compared to teams above the bottom four.
“We had the luxury of watching [Boreham Wood] straight after the game on Saturday with theirs being on BT, so the boys got a good look into what they’re about,” said Louis Storey.
“They’re a very solid compact team, who have a very good midfield and forward unit which can create good opportunities if they’re given time and space.”
“They were playing to stay safe and they’ve achieved that superbly,” said Boreham Wood boss, Luke Garrard.
“They’ve been excellent and I think their FA Trophy run has aided that.
“Having that game in the third week of May – players are playing for their shirt, and for me I think you’re seeing that in their performances.
Aaron Martin, Elliot Forbes, Kenton Richardson, Lewis Knight and Mike Williamson are unavailable through injury and illness.
Supporters can purchase tickets for Tuesday’s game at Meadow Park online here, with admission priced at:
Under 16: £12
Under 12: £6
Boreham Wood FC recommends that all spectators attending matches at Meadow Park purchase tickets beforehand to avoid queueing and congestion when entering the ground.
Tickets are available to download directly to supporters’ phones, or they can also be printed at home and brought to the game for entry.
Visiting supporters are located in South End of the ground, accessible via turnstiles 6 & 7. There is no on-site parking for supporters at Meadow Park, with Boreham Wood advising that anyone travelling should park in Brook Road Public Car Park.
Supporters outside the UK can watch Tuesday’s game live from Meadow Park via www.nationalleaguetv.com, with match day passes priced at £9.50.
Fans will have the ability to switch between any National League match streamed on any given match day.
Gateshead rewarded the travelling Heed Army with a dominant win in the final National League away fixture of the season at Boreham Wood.
Adam Campbell struck midway through the first half after The Heed had set the tone early on, before netting again four minutes from time to seal three points and send Gateshead up to 15th in the league table.
The four changes made following Saturday’s defeat at Woking paid dividends from the off, and Mike Williamson’s side never looked back at Meadow Park after George Broadbent and Lee Ndlovu spurned an early opportunity for Boreham Wood.
Campbell gave the hosts a hint of things to come three minutes in when he fired just wide of Nathan Ashmore’s goal, and it took a further 21 minutes before the forward was on target for his 13th of the season.
Kamil Conteh and Stephen Wearne combined out wide before the latter slid Campbell through to the near post, before the forward waited out Ashmore’s first move and slotted into the empty corner to open the scoring.
Greg Olley and Dan Ward both saw efforts pass by before the opening 45 drew to a close, with Ashmore getting down well to parry the latter’s low effort away from his far post as Boreham Wood struggled to impose themselves on proceedings.
The hosts did pose more of a threat after the interval, with James Montgomery called upon to save from Ndlovu eight minutes in before the forward then sent a volley well over the crossbar.
Tyrone Marsh drew another save from Montgomery on the turn moments later, while at the other end Owen Bailey was denied a breakaway goal by the fingertips of Ashmore.
The Boreham Wood stopper was at it again to prevent Campbell from grabbing his second 73 minutes in, again reacting quickly to parry a toe-poked strike which had seemed destined for the bottom corner.
Campbell finally got his second with four minutes to go when he finished off a fine counter, breaking away from a Boreham Wood corner and combining with Wearne and Will Harris before slotting under Ashmore and into the far corner to seal all three points.
Gateshead: Montgomery, Tinkler, Bailey, Francis, Ward (Storey, 53′), Hasani, Conteh, Olley, Campbell, Wearne, Dinanga (Harris, 77′).
Substitutes: Marschall, Pye.
Goals: Campbell (24′, 86′)
Yellow Cards: Conteh (20′), Hasani (63′)
Boreham Wood: Ashmore, Agbontohoma, Evans, Bush, Sousa (Lewis 75’), Payne, Broadbent, Ilesanmi, Brunt (Rees 82’), Ndlovu (Newton 64’), Marsh.
Substitutes: Kelly-Evans, Fyfield.
Yellow Cards: Broadbent (50′)
Attendance: 931 (45 Gateshead)