Gateshead enter the Isuzu FA Trophy with a home clash against Gloucester City on Tuesday (7:45pm kick-off).
Mike Williamson’s men have picked up three of their four wins this season at Gateshead International Stadium, but suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Notts County last time out.
The Heed have been knocked out of the competition at the first attempt over the last four years, but did manage to reach the semi-final in 2017/18 before losing to eventual winners Bromley.
Gloucester are currently 10th in the National League North with a mixed run of form, grabbing wins against Kidderminster and Kettering before a 6-2 loss to Darlington last time out.
The tie will go straight to penalties in the event of a draw, there will be no extra time or replay.
“It’s just like any other opponent,” player-coach Louis Storey said on the opposition.
“We’ve assessed their last few games and identified what their key strengths are, where we have to be well disciplined and well organised from an out-of-possession point of view.
“We’ll take them as we would in any other competition – we’re ready and we’ve done the detail.”
“It’s an exciting draw,” said Gloucester boss Steve King.
“It’s a chance to test ourselves against an opponent this club knows well.”
Aaron Martin remains sidelined due to the injury sustained against Aldershot.
Tickets can be purchased online or on the gate at Gateshead International Stadium for a reduced price:
Adult – £13
Concession (65+, Blue Light, Armed Services or Veteran) – £7
Student, 16-21 – £4
Under 16 – £2
Segregation will be in place, with Gloucester supported in the north section of the Tyne & Wear Stand with a full bar service available.
Tickets purchased online are not posted to supporters and must be either printed at home or shown via smartphone upon entry.
The club shop will also open for the final time in the run up to Christmas from 6pm in the reception area.
Five-star Gateshead progressed to the Isuzu FA Trophy fourth round on Tuesday night after an action-packed win over Gloucester City.
An Owen Bailey brace was followed by Dan Ward and Dan Jarvis goals in the first half, before Danny Elliott got off the mark in the second period.
Mike Williamson selected a full-strength side against National League North opposition with Dan Jarvis, Greg Olley and Dan Ward returning to the starting 11, alongside a change in goal.
Gloucester started well as Matt McClure hit an effort from distance, which the returning James Montgomery almost spilled into his own net.
Kamil Conteh hooked Gateshead’s first shot over on nine minutes, before The Tigers challenged at the other end as Jacob Berkley-Agyepong capitalised on a mistake and hit the side netting.
Gateshead’s nerves were calmed on the 20 mark as Olley’s corner was met by Bailey at the back stick, and Elliott was on hand to bundle it home on the line.
There was no doubt to whether the second goal was Bailey’s, as the midfielder cleanly headed another corner past Billy Johnson on 26 minutes.
After the half-hour, Olley missed the target at point-blank range following great work from Ward, before Johnson clawed Jarvis’ strike away moments later.
Ward made it three with 37 on the clock with an outstanding curling finish into the top corner from 30-yards.
The Heed were full of life in the final stages of the half and Jarvis got onto the scoresheet as he rifled the ball into the top corner after Olley was tackled.
Gloucester earned one final chance before the break from a short free-kick, though Dom McHale’s attempt bounced wide of the target.
The Heed opened the second 45 strong as Elliott was played through on goal, but the forward smashed over the bar while under pressure.
The hosts got into some good positions but Ward couldn’t convert on two occasions at close-range.
Elliott got his tally up and running on his first home start on 65 minutes, meeting Ward’s cross ahead of Johnson in the six-yard box.
Straight from kick-off, substitute Adam Campbell arched a long shot off the post after Ethan Pye’s mazy run.
With 12 to go, Gloucester found a consolation as Tope Obadeyi nodded Ben Nugent’s deep cross past Montgomery.
The Heed had another three chances at the death as Elliott was twice denied by Johnson, as well as Conteh from a tight angle.
The 5-1 victory sets up a date with Oldham Athletic in the next round, after The Lactics edged Peterborough Sports on penalties.
Gateshead: Montgomery, Tinkler, Storey, Richardson, Pye, Bailey, Conteh, Olley (Campbell 59’), Ward (Knight 72’), Jarvis (Hasani 72’), Elliott
Substitutes: Langley, Gallacher, Carty, Magnay
Goals: Bailey (20’, 26’), Ward (37’), Jarvis (42’), Elliott (65’)
Yellow cards: Tinkler (47’)
Gloucester City: Johnson, James, Nugent, Mahorn, Tiensia, Leadbitter, O’Sullivan (Andrews 66’), Gyasi, McHale, Berkley-Agyepong (Obadeyi 66’), McClure (Mitford 66’)
Substitutes: Hall, Jones, Barnes-Homer
Goals: Obadeyi (78’)
Attendance: 253 (1 Gloucester)