Gateshead host Altrincham in an Emirates FA Cup fourth round qualifying round replay on Tuesday evening (7:45pm kick-off).
On Saturday, The Heed travelled to the J. Davidson Stadium to face Altrincham for the second time in under two weeks this season in the initial tie.
Robbie Tinkler and Greg Olley struck for Mike Williamson’s side as a 2-2 draw earned tonight’s replay, which will be the fourth game in two seasons between the two sides in the Emirates FA Cup.
Gateshead currently occupy 19th position in the Vanarama National League, just two points behind Altrincham.
The Robins took three points at Gateshead International Stadium two weeks ago, winning 3-1 despite Owen Bailey putting Gateshead in front early on.
“We’ve analysed Saturday’s game this week and taken as much detail as we can from it,” said player-manager, Mike Williamson.
“We’ve played each other enough times now to know what the game is all about.
“We know the levels we have to achieve to get a result and that’s what we’ll be focused on.”
“You’ve got two fairly evenly matched teams, it’s anybody’s tie to take on the night,” said Altrincham manager, Phil Parkinson.
“We’re going to have to tweak a few things, there’s a bit of illness in the camp and a few knocks and niggles.”
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Christopher Conn-Clarke gave the hosts the lead with a great individual goal on Saturday.
However, just six minutes later Robbie Tinkler scored a stunner from 25-yards out to equalise in the 15th minute.
Captain Greg Olley netted just before half-time to give Gateshead a 2-1 lead at the break.
Alty attacker Marcus Dinanga equalised in the second half and the tie finished 2-2.
Full match commentary will be provided on YouTube by the Heed Army Podcast from David Gaddess and Mark Carruthers.
Tickets are available to purchase online and on the gate for Tuesday’s Emirates FA Cup replay.
Admission is priced at:
Concession (65+, Blue Light, Armed Forces): £10
Aged 12-17: £5
Aged under 12: £2
Away supporters will be seated in the Tyne & Wear Stand (North), and will enter through turnstiles one and two.
Season ticket holders will not be granted free admission to Emirates FA Cup fixtures, and will be required to purchase an individual match ticket.
Tickets purchased online are not posted to supporters and must be either printed at home or shown via smartphone upon entry.
Gateshead progressed to the Emirates FA Cup first round with a battling victory over fellow National League side Altrincham at Gateshead International Stadium.
An Adam Campbell brace was enough to see the Heed through to the first round of the FA Cup to face Stevenage, despite a Marcus Dinanga late goal in the first half.
Both sides looked reserved in the early stages of the game with Owen Gallacher getting the first clear-cut chance of the match in the 20th minute, Greg Olley managed to find Gallacher with a squared pass who shoots hard straight at Oliver Byrne.
Two minutes later Robbie Tinkler tried his luck with a well-driven shot from 22-yards out forcing Byrne to get down low and make a diving save.
In the 24th minute Jordan Hulme played a short pass to Christopher Conn-Clarke who shifted the ball onto his left before he curled a shot just past the far corner.
Gateshead managed to take the lead in the 34th minute, Toby Mullarkey squared pass back to Oliver Byrne is not controlled allowing for Adam Campbell to walk the ball into the net.
Gateshead got their second just three minutes later, a long ball over the top from Owen Bailey is brought down well by Adam Campbell who slotted home to double the Heed’s advantage.
Gateshead came close to being three up in the 41st minute, a Greg Olley in-swinged corner found Owen Bailey at the back post who directed the ball towards Byrne who had to tip the ball over for a corner.
Altrincham fought back to reduce the deficit in added time, Jordan Hulme with a powerful shot which Dan Langley managed to get a hand to but an unmarked Marcus Dinanga followed up on the rebound
The second half began with Altrincham on the front-foot, James Jones flicked a header to the back post which Conn-Clarke hit on the volley straight at Langley.
In the 69th minute Altrincham looked like they had found the leveller, Conn-Clarke drifted inside with the ball before trying to curl a shot into the far corner which Dan Langley managed to push away with a strong hand.
Conn-Clarke came close again to finding the back of the net again, a wide free-kick in the 78th minute finds the top corner, but Langley got up well to palm the ball away.
Adam Campbell nearly wrapped up the match and the match ball when his curled effort came close to finding the far corner in the 84th minute.
Ryan Colclough had a great chance to equalise from a free-kick in the added time, a well struck free kick forced Dan Langley into a save.
Gateshead: Langley, Tinkler (Hasani, 30′), Magnay, Pye (Mills, 18′), Daley, Bailey, Conteh, Olley, Ward (Blackett, 46′), Campbell, Gallacher.
Substitutes: Montgomery, Elliot, Yussuf, Martin.
Goals: Campbell (34’, 37’)
Yellow Cards: Mills (89′), Conteh (90′)
Altrincham: Bryne, Jones, Mullarkey (Cooper, 70′), Lundstram, Hulme (Kaja, 74′), Osborne, Conn-Clarke, Jackson (Colclough, 56′), Barrows, Jones, Dinanga
Substitutes: Pringle, Roxburgh, Gould, Goodson.
Goals: Dinanga (45’)
Attendance: 585 (58 away)