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Eastleigh 2-5 Gateshead

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Match Date: Wednesday 12th April 2023
Kick Off: 19:45

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Wednesday 12th April 2023 league
Gateshead Gateshead
Eastleigh Eastleigh
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Gateshead make the 638-mile round trip to Eastleigh in their second game inside three days on Wednesday, April 12 (7:45pm)

The Heed recorded their sixth consecutive win in all competitions, and fourth league clean sheet in a row, on Monday with a 1-0 victory at Altrincham.

Mike Williamson’s side moved up to 16th place in the National League as a result, and could move as high as 14th with three points at The Silverlake Stadium.

Eastleigh remain in the hunt for the play-off places, and are seventh by two points prior to kick off.

The Spitfires played out a 3-3 draw at home to Aldershot on Easter Monday, having been defeated 2-0 away to Torquay United on Good Friday.

Eastleigh’s home form is the third best in the entire division however, with 14 wins from 21 games so far.

Victory for Eastleigh would see them move above Boreham Wood and into sixth place, with three games remaining for The Spitfires from that point onwards.

Heed View

“We’ve got to really try and utilise the squad we’ve got,” said player-manager Mike Williamson after Monday’s win over Altrincham.

“That was a real hearty performances and now we’ve got to make sure we recover, because in less than 48 hours we’ve got another game at Eastleigh.

“It’ll be a difficult one, but we’re ready.”

Opposition View

“We’ll try to get the boys up again,” said Eastleigh manager, Lee Bradbury.

“We’ve come off the pitch with a draw and it feels like a loss, but we’ve got to dust ourselves down and go again.

“There’s no time for feeling sorry for ourselves.”

Team News

Elliot Forbes, Kenton Richardson, Lewis Knight, Tom Allan and Will Harris remain unavailable due to injury.

Ticketing Information

Tickets are available to purchase online here, and are priced at:

Adult: £3 (£15)

Concession (60 & over): £3 (£10)

Student (17-21): £3 (£5)

Junior (12-16): £3 (£2)

Under 11: Free

Carer: Free

Prices are available for £3 until 2pm, and from then will revert to the bracketed prices.

Eastleigh FC advises away supporters to purchase tickets online in advance, with no cash turnstiles in operation at The Silverlake Stadium.

Supporters can access the Nuffield Health Community Stand via turnstiles 10 and 11 on Wednesday, which will open from 6:15pm. Seating is unallocated, with away supporters able to access blocks one, two and three of the Nuffield Health Community Stand.

Live Streaming

Supporters can watch Wednesday’s game live from Gateshead International 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.

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Match Report: Jack McGraghan

Gateshead struck five past Eastleigh at The Silverlake Stadium to record a sixth consecutive National League win.

Aaron Martin netted a hat-trick inside 48 minutes – his first three Gateshead goals – before Greg Olley and Owen Bailey added to the rout in the second half, sending The Heed up to 14th in the league table and nine points clear of the bottom four.

Mike Williamson made six changes to the side that won at Altrincham on Easter Monday with Gateshead playing their third game inside five days at The Silverlake Stadium, as Carl Magnay, Owen Bailey, Greg Olley, Dan Ward, Connor Pani and Aaron Martin made the starting 11.

Martin took only six minutes to make an impact, connecting with Adam Campbell’s ball before smashing a low shot into the far corner for his first goal of the season, and his side’s first of the night.

Eastleigh responded swiftly though Charlie Carter however, as the forward struck across the slick playing surface and past Filip Marschall five minutes later to level the scores in Hampshire.

Gateshead looked the more likely side to find the night’s third strike, and came close to notching through another re-introduced to the starting 11 when Ward cut inside onto his left foot and fired just over from 25 yards.

Their second would arrive only moments later though, as Greg Olley’s ball to Campbell on the edge of the box was laced goalwards and turned into the far corner by the heel of Martin.

Martin wasn’t done there however, and completed his hat-trick three minutes into the second half. The forward contested a high ball and immediately darted behind the Eastleigh back-line to latch onto Olley’s through ball, before smashing past McDonnell and into the far corner to put Gateshead two ahead.

The Heed’s goalscoring prowess continued just past the hour mark thanks to the skipper, who rifled into the top corner from a tight angle after substitute Stephen Wearne had played him through from the edge of the box.

Bailey joined the scorers list to make it five for Gateshead with eight minutes remaining, as Olley turned provider to whip a pinpoint corner into the penalty spot for the midfielder to head home unchallenged.

Kairo Mitchell reduced the deficit a few moments later with a close range finish after connecting with a low ball into the near post, though it mattered little to the final result as Gateshead secured three points on a memorable night in Hampshire.

Gateshead: Marschall, Tinkler, Bailey, Magnay, Conteh, Whelan (Francis, 70′), Olley (c), Campbell, Ward, Pani (Wearne, 61′), Martin (Dinanga, 86′).

Substitutes: Montgomery, Storey.

Goals: Martin (6′, 26′, 48′), Olley (63′), Bailey (82′)

Yellow Cards: Ward (57′), Conteh (76′), Marschall (78′)

Eastleigh: McDonnell, Camp (Whitehall, 46′), Kelly (Harper, 59′), Atangana, Martin (c), Maghoma, Carter (McDonagh, 73′), Hill, McKiernan, Mitchell, Rutherford.

Substitutes: Cisse, Langston.

Goals: Carter (11′), Mitchell (86′)

Yellow Cards: McKiernan (45′), Whitehall (55′)

Attendance: 1,875

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