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Gateshead 0-4 AFC Fylde

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Match Date: Saturday 28th October 2023
Kick Off: 15:00
Stephen Wearne
Player of the Match: Stephen Wearne Midfielder

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Saturday 28th October 2023 league
Gateshead Gateshead
AFC Fylde AFC Fylde
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Jack McGraghan
Match Preview: Jack McGraghan

Gateshead return to National League action at Gateshead International Stadium for the first time in three weeks as AFC Fylde visit on Saturday, October 28 (3pm kick off).

The Heed came from two behind to draw at Rochdale in midweek in Rob Elliot’s first game as interim manager, with goals from Ed Francis and Kenton Richardson earning a point at the Crown Oil Arena.

Gateshead now sit eighth in the Vanarama National League – having played one game fewer than 20 other sides – but could move as high as fifth with a win on Saturday.

AFC Fylde, currently under the caretaker management of Chris Beech, earned their third win of the season on Tuesday night by a 3-0 scoreline against Oldham Athletic and moved off the foot of the table in the process.

The Coasters have found points away from home hard to come by so far this season, taking four from a possible 24 so far, with their sole away win coming against Southend United.

Jon Ustabasi’s midweek double took him to four league goals and makes him Fylde’s top scorer in the National League, with Harry Davis, Nick Haughton and Gold Omotayo all on three strikes.

Heed View

“We want to control the game in and out of possession, on our terms,” said Rob Elliot.

“Every team at this level now carries massive threat and we’ve got to be aware of that, but we’ve also got to make sure that we don’t take away from ourselves.”

Opposition View

“You’ve got to respect what the processes are, and admire from afar, because [Gateshead] have been doing it a long time now and a very good at it,” said Chris Beech.

“We’ve got a real tough game at Gateshead, we enjoyed Tuesday evening which was great for the club but you quickly move on.

“We’ve worked very hard on our opposition and we’ve got to represent our traits that we pride ourselves on, on an opponent who are playing really good football.”

Team News

Robbie Tinkler remains unavailable for selection due to a dislocated shoulder.

Live Streaming

Saturday’s game will be available for supporters based internationally to watch via National League TV, with match day passes priced at £9.50.

Purchase your pass here.

Live Commentary

Commentary is available via the Heed Army Podcast’s YouTube channel.

Ticketing Information

Tickets can be purchased online or on the gate at Gateshead International Stadium, with admission priced at:

Adult: £20

Concession (65+, Blue Light, Armed Services or Veteran): £15

Young Adult (17-21): £10

Youth (15-16): £5

14 & Under: Free (must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Turnstiles will open to all supporters at 1:45pm.

Segregation will be in place, with AFC Fylde supporters seated in the Tyne & Wear Stand (North).

Home supporters can purchase tickets online here, or on the gate via cash or card.

AFC Fylde supporters can purchase tickets online here, or on the gate via cash or card.

Tickets purchased online are not posted to supporters and must be either printed at home or shown via smartphone upon entry.

Will Brown
Match Report: Will Brown

Gateshead fell to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of AFC Fylde in Rob Elliot’s first home game at Gateshead International Stadium.

Nick Haughton converted a sensational dipped free-kick in the fifth minute before confirming his brace five minutes later from the penalty spot.

Fylde killed the game off in the third minute of added time in the second-half when Siyabonga turned inside the box before he curled an effort into the far corner.

The Coasters scored their fourth one minute later when they countered three-on-one as Jon Ustabasi scored with ease.

Rob Elliot made just one change to the team that drew 2-2 with Rochdale on Tuesday. Callum Whelan made his first start since the opening game of the season while Ed Francis missed out on the squad due to suspension.

Fylde broke the deadlock with the first chance of the match in the fifth minute. Connor Barret’s long run with the ball resulted in the Coasters’ man being brought down just outside the box. Haughton stepped up to unleash a dipped free-kick over the all which left Archie Mair rooted on the line.

The visitors scored again from a set-piece five minutes later this time from the penalty spot. Haughton dispatched from 12 yards with a shot that rifled into the top-right corner of the Heed net.

As time went on the momentum of the match was going Gateshead’s way and Elliot’s men came close to reducing the deficit in the 22nd minute. Stephen Wearne did everything possible to keep a long ball in play before he played a reverse pass into the path of Hannant whose low-driven shot was saved by the Fylde goalkeeper.

Kenton Richardson powered forward in the 44th minute before the towering centre-back unleashed a venomous attempt from 27 yards which forced Theo Richardson to get down low quickly to stop the Heed’s comeback efforts.

Kyran Lofthouse produced some great skill to get passed his man before he found Wearne on the edge of the box with the winger’s shot vitally blocked off the line in the 48th minute.

Gateshead’s best chance of the match came in the 72nd minute. Kenton Richardson caught the Fylde defence napping with a quick throw to Olley who whipped in a fantastic ball into the six-yard box which Wearne headed over.

Aidan Rutledge tried to find Gateshead a constellation goal in the 89th minute as he powered forward on the counter-attack with the ball before he curled the ball wide.

The visitors got their third when substitute Ligendza dribbled past the Tynesider’s defence before he whipped the ball into the far-corner.

Gateshead sent all their men into the opposition box which resulted with the Gateshead being overturned in possession as Ustabaso scored with a cool finish from seven-yards.

Gateshead: Mair, Kenton Richardson, Storey, Grayson, Lofthouse, Hannant (Hunter), Whelan (McBride), Booty, Wearne, Olley (Rutledge), Dinanga

Subs: Allan,Chadwick

Fylde: Theo Richardson, Davis, Charman (Ligendza), Haughton,(Philliskirk)  Kay, Graham, Barrett, Ustabasi, Conway, Khumbeni (O’Kane) Whitehead

Subs: Obi, Omotayo

Goals: Haugton (5’, 10’)

Attendance: 1,203 (89 away)

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