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Gateshead 3-0 Maidenhead United

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Match Date: Saturday 23rd September 2023
Kick Off: 15:00
Marcus Dinanga
Player of the Match: Marcus Dinanga Forward

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Saturday 23rd September 2023 league
Gateshead Gateshead
Maidenhead United Maidenhead United
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Jack McGraghan
Match Preview: Jack McGraghan

Gateshead take on Maidenhead United in the second home game inside five days on Saturday, September 23 (3pm kick off).

The Heed moved up to fifth in the Vanarama National League with a dominant 3-0 win over Kidderminster Harriers in midweek, with Marcus Dinanga, Greg Olley and Regan Booty on the scoresheet.

Tuesday’s win made it five games unbeaten for Mike Williamson’s side, who have now scored the second-highest amount of goals (24) in the National League, as well as holding the best goal difference (11).

Dinanga’s seventh of the season takes him to joint-second in the division’s top scorer standings ahead of Maidenhead’s visit, with The Magpies hoping to break a six-game winless streak.

Their 2-0 defeat at Southend United in midweek was their third consecutive loss, with those three results following up a run of three goalless draws against Woking, Kidderminster and Oxford City.

Chanka Zimba’s consolation strike at Bromley is Maidenhead’s only goal in their last six games, leaving Alan Devonshire’s side sitting 20th in the league table as things stand.

A win, however, could see The Magpies move as high as ninth in the National League, while Gateshead could leapfrog Bromley and into fourth with a victory of their own.

Heed View

“[Maidenhead’s] strength is their honesty and their endeavour,” said Mike Williamson.

“You can see when you’re watching that they’ve got a real unity. I think if we do break their press they’ll get back behind the ball, and that will be the theme throughout the game.”

Opposition View

“We’ve always spoken about monster mentalities,” said assistant manager, Ryan Peters, following Tuesday’s defeat at Southend.

“The idea was never to go and lose two games on the trot, now we’ve to bounce back as quick as we can.

“The only way we’re going to get those is if we stick together and start working a little bit harder.”

Team News

Callum Whelan remains unavailable through injury, though Connor Pani has returned to training and could be involved in the near future.

New arrival Kyran Lofthouse could feature for the first time this afternoon.

Last Time We Met

Gateshead secured a 4-0 win over Maidenhead on the final day of the 2022/23 season at Gateshead International Stadium.

Goals from Ethan Pye, Adam Campbell and Dan Ward – alongside an own goal from Zico Asare – saw The Heed through in style ahead of their FA Trophy final preparations.

Live Streaming

Supporters based internationally 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.

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 Maidenhead United supporters seated in the Tyne & Wear Stand (North).

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

Maidenhead 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 won 3-0 at home for the second time in a week as Maidenhead United fell victim on Tyneside.

Marcus Dinanga opened the scoring in the 68th minute when he headed home Stephen Wearne’s cross.

The Gateshead striker confirmed his brace by the 80th minute as he once again showed his calmness infront of goal as he converted with a first-time finish from Joe Grayson’s cross.

The final goal came in the sixth minute of added time when Ed Francis scored from a rebound prior to Ross saving Dinanga’s earlier attempt.

Mike Williamson named an unchanged team to the starting XI that played against Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday night. Kyran Lofthouse was named on the bench following his recent move to Tyneside from League One outfit Barnsley.

The first chance of the match fell to the visitors in the 13th minute. A deep pass from midfield played Tobi Sho-Silva in one-on-one but his eventual shot was saved by the feet of Archie Mair.

One minute later it was the turn for Gateshead to get a chance of going ahead. Ed Francis squeezed a pass between two Maidenhead players to Dinanga but the angle was too tight for the striker to find the far corner with his shot.

In the 25th minute Francis dinked a ball into the box which Greg Olley stuck on the volley but Craig Ross made a marvellous save to tip the ball over the bar.

Regan Booty played a clever pass into the path of Wearne who opened up his body and rattled the far post in the 39th minute.

Gateshead were close to scoring an own-goal in the 56th minute. A back-pass from Kenton Richardson was advancing towards an empty Heed net but Mair fortunately headed clear.

Booty played a through-ball down the left flank for Wearne who looked up and played a chipped ball into the six-yard box for Dinanga to head off the bar and into the net.

Dinanga doubled his goalscoring tally after he converted Grayson’s cross with a first-time finish which had the Heed faithful up on their feet for the build-up play.

A long-ball was brought down by Dinanga who fired hard to Ross’ right but the Maidenhead keeper made a fantastic save before Francis followed up on the loose ball to score Gateshead’s third of the game.

Gateshead: Mair, Richardson, Tinkler, Grayson, Hunter (Lofthouse, 59′), Hannant (McBride, 68′), Francis, Booty, Olley, Wearne, Dinanga.

Substitutes: Storey, Rutledge, Chadwick

Goals: Dinanga (67’, 80’), Francis (90+7’).

Maidenhead United: Ross, Asare, Beckwith, De Havilland, Clerima (Massey, 15′ (Kinsella, 29′)), Ferdinand, Mitchell-Lawson, Keetch, Sho-Silva (Zimba, 77′), Pettit, Omilabu, Clerima

Substitutes: Jinadu, Parsons.

Attendance: 1,391 (37 away)

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