Gateshead return to Gateshead International Stadium with a Vanarama National League fixture against Solihull Moors on Saturday, October 29.
The Heed come into the weekend on the back of a 3-1 defeat at Scunthorpe United in midweek, with two penalties at the end of either half undoing Adam Campbell’s early goal.
Campbell’s strike on Tuesday evening takes him to five league goals and seven in all competitions so far this season.
Solihull Moors, meanwhile, recorded a 2-0 win at Maidenhead United on Tuesday and currently sit third in the National League table.
Last season’s play-off finalists have scored the joint-third highest goals in division (32) with striker Andrew Dallas their top scorer on eight league goals.
Neal Ardley’s side are yet to draw on the road so far this season, winning four and losing three of their seven away fixtures.
“We know how tough it’s going to be tomorrow,” said player-manager, Mike Williamson.
“They’re a very good footballing team, they like to play from the keeper all the way through the thirds and it’ll be a really good challenge.”
Kenton Richardson and Lewis Knight are both fully fit and available for selection.
Greg Olley will serve a one-match suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season on Tuesday.
Owen Bailey remains unavailable due to the head injury sustained last Saturday.
Live commentary will be provided by the Heed Army Podcast on Saturday, with David Gaddess joined by midfielder Owen Bailey on commentary.
Tickets can be purchased online or on the gate at Gateshead International Stadium, with admission priced at:
Adult – £18
Concessions (65+, Blue Light, Armed Services or Veteran) – £12
Young Adult, 17-21 – £8
Youth, 15-16 – £5
Under 14 – Free (must be accompanied by a paying adult)
Segregation will be in place, with Solihull Moors supporters seated in the East Stand. Away supporters can purchase tickets for a £1 reduction in the uncovered East Stand either on the gate or online here.
Away fans are to enter via the gate to the right of the main reception, heading behind the South Stand and towards the East Stand access gate.
Tickets purchased online are not posted to supporters and must be either printed at home or shown via smartphone upon entry.
Turnstiles will open to supporters at 1:45pm on Saturday.
Gateshead earned a point on home soil against Solihull Moors with a hard-fought performance.
A horror own goal from Ben Coker was enough to give Gateshead the lead. But Solihull eventually broke down the Heed defence to get the equaliser when Alex Gudger slotted home a loose ball in the box.
Gateshead were in for a challenge if they were to beat an in-form Solihull side who were up to third in the League. However, all the “Moors” three defeats this season have been on the road which gave the 839 home fans some optimism which could be heard from the stands.
Both sides looked reluctant to put bodies forward and attack, it took a miscommunication between Ryan Boot and Ben Coker for there to be an opener in the ninth minute, Coker’s back pass was not controlled by Boot which allowed Gateshead
The next chance of the game fell to Gateshead in the 20th minute, Dan Ward played a a through ball to Adam Campbell who powered towards the Solihull defence before he unleashed a low-driven shot from just outside the box which was spilled by Boot initially but did manage to save Adi Yussuf follow up attempt.
Realising the danger Gateshead were becoming, Solihull started to up their tempo and had their first shot on target in the 28th minute, a failed clearance from the Heed defence allowed Alex Reid to shoot from a tight angle which hit the bar.
Three minute later Solihull had hit the woodwork again, once again a Gateshead clearance landed just outside the box which Joe Sbarra picked up before he whipped a shot onto the crossbar.
In the 37th minute Ben Coker was close to making amends with his earlier mistake which resulted in Gateshead taking the lead, Coker’s dipped free-kick from just outside the box went on to clip the outside of the post.
The second-half began and Gateshead came straight at Solihull looking for their second, Adi Yusuf played a reverse pass back to Lirak Hasani who then played a ball out wide to Aaron Martin who’s shot didn’t have enough on it to beat Boot.
Gateshead constant pressing of the Solihull defence nearly resulted in goal in the 70th minute, Arron Martin nicked the ball from Kyle Storer which allowed Martin to be in on goal, but Fiacre Kelleher made a great recovery to block Martin’s shot to keep Solihull in it.
Solihull managed to get an equaliser in the 83rd minute, a looped ball from outside was not cleared and Alex Gudger was unmarked to finish well.
In the 85th minute Gateshead looked destined to get the winner, Martin was played in but his touch let him down and Boot was able to rush out and make a save.
Gateshead’s counter-attacks were proving deadly and once again had a golden opportunity to score deep in added time, Martin through ball found Will Harris who skipped past the defence but his shot let him down which was fired over the bar.
Gateshead: Montgomery, Magnay, Richardson, Pye, Daley (Martin, 53′), Conteh, Hasani, Ward, Campbell, Gallacher (Harris, 81′), Yussuf (Jarvis, 65′).
Goal: Coker (O.G) (9’)
Solihull Moors: Boot, Clarke, Coker, Storer, Gudger, Sbarra, Barnett, Kelleher, Reid (Dallas, 60′), Whelan (Maycock, 70′), Parsons (Kelly, 60′).
Goal: Gudger (83’)
Attendance: 907 (68 away)