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Match Date: Saturday 19th August 2023
Kick Off: 15:00
Stephen Wearne
Player of the Match: Stephen Wearne Midfielder

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Saturday 19th August 2023 league
Gateshead Gateshead
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Ebbsfleet United Ebbsfleet United
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Jack McGraghan
Match Preview: Jack McGraghan

Gateshead take on Ebbsfleet United for the first time in over four years on Saturday, August 19 (3pm kick off).

Both clubs have been demoted and relegated to the sixth tier since their last meeting in April 2019, which saw a 1-1 draw overshadowed by protests against Gateshead’s then-owners.

The Heed secured a return to the National League by lifting the National League North title in 2022, though it took Ebbsfleet one more year to get back to the fifth tier via the National League South title, after they lost the 2022 play-off final in agonising fashion at Dorking.

Dennis Kutrieb’s side have fared well in their opening three games, earning six points from wins over Rochdale and Aldershot Town while falling to a narrow defeat against Solihull Moors.

Gateshead, meanwhile, secured their first win of the season in midweek with a dominant 4-2 victory at Dagenham & Redbridge, which also saw Marcus Dinanga become the division’s joint-top scorer with three goals.

Ebbsfleet’s Dominic Poleon netted his first goal of the season against Aldershot on Tuesday, continuing the form which took him to 35 goals last season.

Heed View

“We think it’s going to be our toughest test yet,” said Mike Williamson

“They’ve got the same set up as us and they’ve got players that can handle the ball.

“They’ve got a plan, you can see, they look very bright in set pieces and they’ve got ways of playing through the thirds.”

Opposition View

“Gateshead were unlucky against Boreham Wood and Hartlepool and they could have more points on the board,” said Ebbsfleet boss, Dennis Kutrieb.

“We need to be careful in our preparation to do the right things. I’m looking forward to it, with the running track – you rarely have that in this league.

“For me coming from Germany, you have many stadiums with running tracks. I expect a great game because they are a passing team and it will be a high-quality game.”

Live Streaming

Supporters outside the UK can watch Saturday’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.

Supporter Information

Supporters who are yet to collect their season tickets will be able to do so from turnstiles three and four ahead of kick off on Saturday.

The club shop at Gateshead International Stadium will open from 1pm, with home and away shirts available to purchase.

All sizes are available in away shirts, though supporters are advised that we are awaiting stock in 5XL home shirts and all youth home shirts.

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)

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

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

Home 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 scored four for the second time inside a week against Ebbsfleet United to make it two consecutive wins in the Vanarama National League.

Kenton Richardson fired the Heed in front in the sixth minute when his long-ranged attempt deflected off Billy Clifford to give Gateshead the lead.

Ebbsfleet cancelled out Richardson’s goal in the 18th minute when Dom Poleon followed up on a rebound to score.

Gateshead were back in front by the 55th minute. A back pass by Greg Cundle was left short and Stephen Wearne was there for an easy goal.

After being brought down in the box in the 65th minute, Wearne slotted away the penalty with a chipped finish.

Wearne confirmed his hat-trick one minute into added time. Dinanga floated a cross into the box which Wearne controlled and slotted away with ease.

Mike Williamson made no changes to the team that played against Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday. Marcus Dinanga and Luke Hannant both started again after they both netted a brace in the previous game. Greg Olley would be left out of the team again as he recovers from injury.

After a lackluster first five minutes, Richardson decided to take measures in his own hands and tried his luck from 22-yards out which deflected off Clifford which caught Mark Cousins out.

The next chance of the match went to the visitors who managed to equal the scoreline. Cundle clipped a ball into the six-yard box which volleyed off Archie Mair before following up on the rebound.

The Heed were nearly gifted a goal in the 21st minute. Cousins miscontrolled his first-touch which Dinanga nearly managed to get onto the end of, but the Ebbsfleet goalkeeper did just enough to clear the ball.

Cousins made up for his mistake when he produced a world-class save in the 38th minute. A deep Heed corner found Hannant on the edge of the box whose shot deflected off an Ebbsfleet man and Cousins had to react late to tip the ball over the bar.

Gateshead reinstated their advantage in the 55th minute. Cundle played a back-pass to Cousins which was just short of the Ebbsfleet goalkeeper and Wearne was there to poke the ball into an empty net.

Wearne continued to be a nuisance and was awarded a penalty after being brought down by Cousins in the 65th minute. Wearne converted the penalty with a confident chip to get him his second of the match.

Wearne confirmed his hat-trick when Dinanga floated a cross in the path of Wearne who controlled the ball and slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

The visitors were awarded a penalty when Ed Francis brought down an Ebbsfleet player. Poleon stepped up but his penalty rattled the bar and was cleared five minutes into added tiem.

Gateshead: Mair, Tinkler (Magnay, 79′) Storey, Richardson, Hunter, Hannant (Allan, 90+3′), Booty, Francis, Wearne, McBride (Chadwick, 74′), Dinanga.

Subs: Rutledge, Elliot.

Goals: Richardson (5’), Wearne (55’, 64’, 88’)

Ebbsfleet United: Cousins, O’Neill (Coulthirst, 75′), Solly, Wakely, Wright, Clifford (Cissé, 64′), Cundle, McQueen (Chapman, 45′), Domi, Edser, Poleon.

Subs: Amoo, Hollis.

Goals: Poleon (18’)

Attendance: 947 (75 Ebbsfleet)

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