Gateshead take on Yeovil Town on Tuesday, April 4 in the first of two relegation six-pointers this week.
The Heed come into Tuesday’s fixture after securing their place in the Isuzu FA Trophy final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, defeating Barnet in a dramatic encounter which was decided by penalties.
Mike Williamson’s side are currently two points clear of relegation, but sit fifth in the National League form table over the last 15 games having amassed 24 points since Boxing Day.
Gateshead could move up to 19th place with three points against The Glovers, with Aldershot Town not in action until Good Friday, when they face Yeovil themselves.
Yeovil sit one place below Gateshead prior to their arrival at Gateshead International Stadium, and now have seven games left to save their fifth-tier status following a 2-0 defeat to Southend United on Saturday.
Mark Cooper’s side will be without top scorer Alex Fisher and defender Miguel Freckleton, with the former withdrawn due to injury while the latter was shown a red card late on at the weekend.
“Their last few results, they’re probably looking at that thinking we’re going to have to perform [at Gateshead],” said Greg Olley.
“We need to keep that momentum going. It’s just another game of football though and we’ve got to mentally prepare for what Yeovil are going to throw at us.”
“I don’t think you can question their fight (the players),” said Yeovil boss, Mark Cooper.
“That’s one thing that I can’t question – you see the effort. If you look at the data, the distance and sprints that they put in, we can’t question their fight.”
Callum Whelan, Connor Pani, Ed Francis, Stephen Wearne and Marcus Dinanga are all eligible to return having been cup tied for Saturday’s game against Barnet.
Tickets can be purchased online or on the gate at Gateshead International Stadium, with admission priced at:
Concession (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 Yeovil Town supporters seated in the Tyne & Wear Stand North.
Away fans are to enter via turnstiles one and two, while home supporters will enter through the usual turnstiles (three and four).
Turnstiles will open from 6:30pm.
Tickets purchased online are not posted to supporters and must be either printed at home or shown via smartphone upon entry.
Supporters can watch Tuesday’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.
Gateshead moved five points clear of the National League’s bottom four with an emphatic 4-0 win over relegation rivals Yeovil Town.
Marcus Dinanga found himself on the scoresheet twice with two well taken goals. Connor Pani got his first goal in a Gateshead shirt from a long-ranged screamer in the 55th minute. And late substitute Owen Bailey was finally added to the scoresheet in the 88th minute.
Mike Williamson would make six changes to the team that was seen in the game against Barnet. Marcus Dinanga would be reintroduced into the starting XI to lead the line after missing the game against Barnet due to being cup-tied. While Filip Marschall would start in goal in replace of James Montgomery who provided penalty heroics the previous week.
The first chance of the game fell to Gateshead in the eight minute. Scott Pollock’s misguided header was intercepted by Dinanga – the Gateshead striker’s chipped attempt was saved by the face of Grant Smith.
Gateshead found the opener in the 18th minute. With not much on, Dinanga tried his luck from far out and his powerful shot hit the crossbar before it found its way into the back of the net.
Francis secured Gateshead’s second goal in the 27th minute. Greg Olley whipped a fantastic cross straight into the path of Dinanga, who placed the ball into the top corner from his headed attempt.
Charlie Cooper nearly scored one of the goals of the season in the 49th minute. Cooper fired his free-kick from 30-yards towards the top corner but Marschall was there to make a huge save.
Pani got his first goal in a Heed shirt in the 55th minute. Pani curled a world-class effort into the top corner from 24-yards out.
Olley’s scooped ball over the top which was later converted by Dinanga, but it was later ruled out in the 72nd minute.
Off the bench and on the scoresheet, Bailey converted his chance in the 88th minute. Campbell dribbled past two Yeovil defenders before he slipped in Bailey who dispatched the chance well.
Gateshead: Marschall, Tinkler, Storey, Pye, Pani, Wearne (Ward, 71′) Whelan (Bailey, 85′) Francis, Olley (Conteh, 64′), Campbell, Dinanga.
Subs: Montgomery, Martin
Goals: Dinanga (18’, 27’), Pani (55’) , Bailey (88’).
Yeovil Town: Smith, Reckford, Hunt, Worthington, Young, Cooper, Bevan, Oluwabori, Clarke, Staunton, Pollock
Attendace: 959 (141 away)