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Gateshead 0-0 (4-2 pens) Farsley Celtic

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Match Date: Saturday 11th March 2023
Kick Off: 15:00
James Montgomery
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Gateshead enter the final eight of the Isuzu FA Trophy on Saturday as Farsley Celtic visit Gateshead International Stadium on Saturday, March 11 (3pm kick off).

The Heed face the lowest-ranked side remaining in this season’s competition, with all seven other side competing in the National League, and have defeated two National League North teams on the road to the quarter final.

A 5-1 home win over Gloucester City opened Gateshead’s FA Trophy campaign, before a 1-0 win away to Banbury United secured progression to the final eight following a 3-1 win at Oldham Athletic.

Farsley Celtic, meanwhile, have lost just one from their last 10 fixtures in all competitions despite sitting 21st in the National League North table.

Russ Wilcox’s men have defeated Bradford (Park Avenue), Chester, Marske United and Hungerford Town on their way to the quarter final, which is also the furthest they have ever made it in the competition.

Gateshead reached the semi-final twice in the 2010’s, eventually losing out to Darlington in 2011 and Bromley in 2018.

Heed View

“We know that we’ll be light on numbers but we certainly don’t view ourselves as weaker in any way, shape or form,” said defender, Carl Magnay.

“We’re looking forward to it and I personally am really looking forward to it – I’ll do everything I can to play an important role in the game.”

Opposition View

“We now look forward to hopefully an exciting day for the supporters, and for the club as a whole, especially going there on a high,” said Farsley Celtic boss, Russ Wilcox.

“King’s Lynn were in that league last year, so it’s like a bit of a warm-up game.

“We know we’re going to go there, and they’re probably going to have a lot of the ball, it’s just doing the basics well.”

Team News

Elliot Forbes, Lewis Knight, Owen Bailey and Quevin Castro remain absent through injury, while Will Harris is still recovering from illness.

Greg Olley is set to face a late fitness test ahead of kick off.

Ticketing Information

Admission is available at reduced prices online and on the gate for this fixture:

Adult – £15

Concessions (65+, Blue Light, Armed Services or Veteran) – £8

Student (16-21) – £5

U16 – £3

Please note that under 14s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Home supporters can purchase tickets online for the Tyne & Wear Stand here.

Away supporters will be seated in the Tyne & Wear Stand, with segregation in place, and can purchase tickets online here.

All supporters are advised that tickets purchased online are not posted out, and must be either printed at home or shown via smartphone upon entry.

Tickets are also available to purchase on the gate at the same prices with cash or card payment accepted, though we advise purchasing online to minimise queuing times.

Season tickets do not grant admission for this fixture and current season ticket holders will be required to purchase a single match ticket to gain admission.

Live Commentary

Live commentary is available via the Heed Army Podcast’s YouTube channel, provided by David Gaddess and Mark Carruthers.

Will Brown
Match Report: Will Brown

Gateshead defeated Farsley Celtic on penalties to reach the Isuzu FA Trophy semi-final for the first time since 2018.

Mike Williamson would make five changes to the team that was seen against Halifax on Tuesday. Along with naming himself, Williamson introduced James Montgomery, Louis Storey, Carl Magnay, and Aaron Martin into the starting-11. Gateshead would name just four out of a possible six substitutions including two goalkeepers.

Farsley got the first chance of the match in the third minute. James Montgomery attempted throw to Dan Ward was intercepted by Bobby Johnson who tried his luck from 40-yards but his wayward shot landed on the roof of the Gateshead net.

Farsley broke on the counter-attack in the 11th minute following a Gateshead corner. Kian Scales played a squared pass to Theo Williams, whose shot from ten-yards out was hit straight at Montgomery’s feet.

Oli Thompson danced his way into the Farsley box before his pass to Aaron Martin played through Dan Ward who blasted the ball over the bar from a tight angle in the 27th minute.

In the 44th minute Williams skipped passed Louis Storey to be in one-on-one, but his shot was crucially saved by Montgomery. In the 68th minute Adam Campbell floated cross back-post found Thompson but the youngsters shot was powered over the bar.

Dan Ward cut inside before he unleashed a low-driven shot to the bottom corner forcing Max Dearnley into a save in the 80th minute.

Frank Mulhern nearly pulled off the goal of the season in in the 82nd minute. The Farsley striker hit a venomous volley from in his own half which Montgomery had to scramble back onto his line to tip the ball over the bar.

Adam Campbell sent the goalkeeper the wrong way and calmly dispatched the ball in the left corner.

Mulhern was up next to place his penalty down the middle.

Martin sent his penalty wide to give Farsley the chance of the advantage.

Adam Clayton powerful attempt was saved by Montgomery.

Dan Ward converted his penalty in the corner with composure.

Montgomery was becoming Gateshead’s hero as he saved Johnson’s penalty.

Louis Storey made sure he took the advantage by hitting his penalty into the back of the net.

Scales then converted his penalty.

With a long run up, Kamil Conteh placed his penalty into the bottom corner to send Gateshead to the FA Trophy semi-finals.

Gateshead: Montgomery, Richardson (Thompson, 10′), Williamson, Storey, Pye, Magnay, Tinkler, Conteh, Campbell, Ward, Martin.

Substitutes: Marschall, Elliot, Franklin.

Farsley Celtic: Dearnley, Turner, Butroid, Johnson, Butler, Clayton, Williams, Atkinson, Ubaezuonu, Mulhern, Scales.

Subs: Allan (71’)

Attendance: 1,119 (131 away)

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