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Gateshead 0-2 Altrincham

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Match Date: Saturday 7th October 2023
Kick Off: 15:00
Archie Mair
Player of the Match: Archie Mair Goalkeeper

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Saturday 7th October 2023 league
Gateshead Gateshead
Altrincham Altrincham
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Jack McGraghan
Match Preview: Jack McGraghan

Gateshead host Altrincham in a battle of early season play-off contenders on Saturday, October 7 (3pm kick off).

The Heed returned to winning ways in midweek, with Connor McBride’s double seeing off Wealdstone to earn three points and take his side back to fourth in the Vanarama National League table.

Mike Williamson’s side have scored the joint-highest amount of goals (34) in the division after 14 games alongside league leaders Chesterfield, and boast the best goal difference (+17) as things stand.

Marcus Dinanga remains the league’s top scorer with 12 goals despite being joined on double figures by Harry Cardwell, Nicke Kabamba and Paul McCallum, and faces his former side at Gateshead International Stadium this afternoon.

Altrincham recorded their fourth consecutive win on Tuesday evening, defeating Aldershot Town 2-1 on home soil to hold their grip on sixth place in the league standings.

The Robins have lost just once on the road so far this season – a 3-0 defeat at second-placed Barnet – and are the only side to have defeated Chesterfield during the current campaign.

Chris Conn-Clarke remains as much of a threat as ever for Alty, and netted his seventh goal of the season in midweek.

Heed View

“They’ve got really good individuals,” said player-manager, Mike Williamson.

“Their front three or four have a really good goalscoring record, the team in general score a lot of goals, and it’s going to be hard.”

Opposition View

“Expectations are a good thing, I’ve no problem with that,” said Alty boss Parkinson following Tuesday’s win over Aldershot Town.

“Even when we were part-time, people kept telling me we should be in the play-offs, so it’s nothing new.

“There is a togetherness in the group that is the cornerstone of everything we do here, and when everyone is on the same page, it does lead to success.”

Team News

Callum Whelan and Kyran Lofthouse remain unavailable through injury, with the latter serving the final game of his enforced absence in line with concussion protocol.

Live Streaming

Supporters based internationally can watch Saturday’s game live from Gateshead Internationals 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.

Live Commentary

Commentary will be available on YouTube via the Heed Army Podcast, and through radio via BBC Newcastle.

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 6:15pm.

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

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

Altrincham 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 2-0 defeat against Altrincham at Gateshead International Stadium.

After a feisty encounter between the two sides – the Robins took the advantage in the 47th minute when Justin Amaluzor found the back of the net after a quick turn of play from the Greater Manchester side.

Justin Donawa confirmed Altrincham’s victory when he converted from a rebound three minutes into added time.

Mike Williamson made just the one change to the starting XI that played against Wealdstone on Tuesday. Jordan Hunter was reintroduced into the starting line-up as Stephen Wearne was out of the match day squad due to be suspended.

Altrincham had an early chance to open the scoring in the fifth minute. Amaluzor threaded a ball into the path of Isaac Marriott who fired over the bar.

Altrincham’s defense cleared a dangerous cross towards Regan Booty on the edge of the box whose venomous volley directed at goal was deflected out for a corner.

Gateshead’s best chance of the match came in the 40th minute. Lewis Banks somehow managed to tip Ed Francis’ clever flick on from six-yards onto bar to keep the score level.

Chris Conn-Clarke disspossed Booty in the middle of the park before driving forward to slip Amaluzor in one-on-one as the Altrincham stiker converted with confidence.

In the 73rd minute Elliot Osbourne intercepted a Heed pass before he sent a ball forward to Alex Newby. The Altrincham winger decided to test his luck as he struck a shot towards the near-post which Mair palmed away.

Amaluzor’s brace came close when he curled effort was saved by Mair. Newby followed up on the rebound but the Gateshead keeper acted quickly to make a double save.

Three minutes into added time and Altrincham scored a second to confirm their three points. Dior Angus broke on the counter-attack following a free-kick but his shot was saved by Mair – Donawa followed up on the rebound to score.

Gateshead: Mair, Tinkler, Richardson, Grayson, Hunter (Chadwick, 60’), Hannant, Booty (Pani, 76’), Francis, Olley, McBride, Dinanga (Rutledge, 73’)

Subs: Storey, Allan

Altrincham: Banks, Eddie Jones, Baines, James Jones, Osbourne, Marriott, Conn-Clarke, Amaluzor, Cooper, Ross, Newby

Goals: Amaluzor (47’), Donawa (90+3)

Attendance: 1,298 (119 away)

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