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Eastleigh 0-6 Gateshead

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Match Date: Saturday 9th September 2023
Kick Off: 15:00

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Saturday 9th September 2023 league
Gateshead Gateshead
Eastleigh Eastleigh
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Gateshead set off on their longest away trip of the Vanarama National League season to face Eastleigh on Saturday, September 9 (3pm kick off).

The Heed embark upon the 640-mile round trip this weekend looking to build upon draws against FC Halifax Town and Oldham Athletic last week, which see Mike Williamson’s side currently sitting 12th in the league table.

Gateshead face an Eastleigh side in the midst of a period of transition following manager Lee Bradbury’s departure at the end of August, with interim boss Richard Hill set to remain in charge on Saturday.

Hill oversaw The Spitfires’ goalless draw at Dorking last time out, following on from a 3-0 home win over Aldershot on Bank Holiday Monday.

Eastleigh are unbeaten in their three fixtures at the Silverlake Stadium this season, with their victory over The Shots preceded by draws to Barnet and Wealdstone.

Gateshead earned a memorable win last time out Hampshire, scoring five times in a 5-2 victory on the road to securing National League safety in April.

Heed View

“There’s a lot of good to take from the Oldham game, but also a lot to clean up and focus on,” said Mike Williamson.

“I look at Eastleigh as a club, they’re a big club, they’ve got a good budget and their front four especially are very experienced.

“Anticipating a really tough game but really focused on how we got about it.”

Opposition View

“Gateshead are a good side,” said Eastleigh’s interim manager, Richard Hill.

“It’ll be a different type of challenge, and like I said to the lads no two games are the same.

“If we play, well we’ve got a chance.”

Team News

Callum Whelan and Connor Pani remain unavailable through injury, though Luke Hannant is eligible to return from his one-match suspension.

Live Streaming

Supporters based domestically and internationally can watch Saturday’s game live from the Silverlake Stadium 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.

Ticketing Information

Advance tickets for both home and away supporters will be available to purchase from Eastleigh’s online ticketing platform until 11:59pm on Friday, September 8.

Gateshead supporters will be seated in the South Stand, with advance admission priced at:

Adult (21-64): £19 (£21*)

Concession/Student (65+ & 17-20): £13.50 (£16*)

Junior (7-16): £6 (£8*)

Child (Under 7): £3 (£6*)

*Indicates prices when purchased on the day.

Tickets are available online through Eastleigh’s ticketing platform here.

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Match Report: Gateshead FC

Gateshead enjoyed a memorable day in the south coast sunshine as they cantered to a 6-0 win at Eastleigh.

Photo: Graham Scrambler

In sweltering temperatures that forced heat breaks in each half, Mike Williamson’s side were in red hot form as Marcus Dinanga, Greg Olley, Stephen Wearne, Jordan Hunter and Billy Chadwick all found the net at the Silverlake Stadium.

After making a bright start to the game with Wearne striking the post and Dinanga bringing a save out of Spitfires keeper Joe McDonnell, Heed captain Greg Olley made the breakthrough just after the quarter-hour mark with a neat finish after he was afforded space and time in the hosts’ area.

With the first water break of the game approaching, Dinanga came to the fore as he doubled the lead with a calm finish after he raced onto an intricate pass from the increasingly influential Olley before rounding McDonnell and tapping into the net.

Things got even better for Gateshead five minutes before half-time as Jordan Hunter got in on the act by collecting a through-ball before sending a fine driven effort to rack up his second goal in as many games.

The temperature and tempo continued to rise as half-time approached and it was Dinanga that continued to shine as he linked up with the increasingly influential Wearne before sending an arrowing shot across the hosts number one and inside his far post.

The momentum continued into the early stages of the second-half as Luke Hannant came close to adding a fifth goal just a couple of minutes after the restart when he sent a shot wide of the far post.

After hitting the post twice in the first-half, Wearne made it third time lucky as his fine form in front of goal continued when he curled a delightful effort beyond the helpless McDonnell to stretch the Heed’s lead just before the second water break of the day.

There was still time for Billy Chadwick to come off the bench and grab his first goal for the club as the on-loan Stockport County forward kept his composure after being played in on goal by slotting the ball past the advancing McDonnell to round off a stunning away day display from the Heed.

Gateshead: Mair, Tinkler, Richardson, Grayson (Chadwick, 72′), Hunter, Hannant, Francis, Booty, Olley, Wearne (McBride, 72′), Dinanga (Rutledge, 72′).

Substitutes: Storey, Allan.

Goals: Olley (17′), Dinanga (27′, 45′), Hunter (39′), Wearne (66′), Chadwick (76′).

Yellow Cards: Richardson (52′), Booty (69′).

Eastleigh: McDonnell, Carter (Clampin, 46′), Langston, Boldewijn, Maguire (Barlow, 59′), McCallum, Nwabuokei (Atangana, 46′), Rendall, Rutherford, Quigley, Taylor.

Substitutes: Scott, Francilette.

Yellow Cards: Taylor (32′), Rendall (43′), Rutherford (63′), Boldewijn (64′).

Attendance: 1,924 (64 away)

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