Gateshead welcome York City to Gateshead International Stadium in the opening fixure of 2023 on Monday, January 2.
The Heed could make it three consecutive wins for the first time this season on Monday, having scored eight and conceded one in the last two victories over Gloucester and York.
Boxing Day’s fixture saw Danny Elliott get off the mark in the National League, netting his second and third Gateshead goals from the penalty spot in a 3-0 win at the LNER Community Stadium.
Mike Williamson’s side are one point away from safety heading into 2023 following New Year’s Day’s round of fixtures, and have played two fewer games than the other three sides in the relegation zone.
David Webb will take charge of his first away fixture as York boss on Monday, and has bolstered his squad with the loan signing of Watford forward Shaqai Forde this week.
The Minstermen have taken 15 points from their away fixtures in the National League this season, and sit eighth in the table when ranked purely on their form on the road.
“They’re going to react from the last game, that’s a certainty,” said assistant manager, Ian Watson.
“They’re a really good side with really good players who will have hurt from that game so we’re expecting a massive reaction from them.”
“We’ve had a good training week, it’s been positive and the energy has been good,” said York City manager, David Webb.
“There’s no doubt that we owe them one.”
There is no change to squad availability following Boxing Day’s fixture at the LNER Community Stadium.
Monday’s fixture is available to watch live via the National League’s streaming service, National League TV.
Fans can subscribe at www.nationalleaguetv.com, with match day passes priced at £9.50.
Fans will have the ability to switch between any National Division match streamed on any given match day.
Live commentary will be available from the Heed Army Podcast’s David Gaddess and local journalist Mark Carruthers.
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 York City 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.
Home supporters can purchase tickets 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 1:30pm on Monday.
Gateshead opened 2023 with a point at home to York City.
York debutant Shaq Forde scored in the dying minutes to rescue a 2-2 draw for the visitors, with Gateshead taking the lead twice in the first half through Danny Elliott and Dan Ward.
The Minstermen were rewarded with the first chance of the game when Nathan Thomas’ swinging corner was nodded over the bar by Lenell John-Lewis.
Gateshead had to wait until the 17th minute for their first opportunity when Adam Campbell’s cross was rebounded into the path of Danny Elliott, but goalkeeper Ethan Ross blocked at close-range.
Seconds later, Elliott had another chance for The Heed however he headed Robbie Tinkler’s cross off target.
Dan Ward tried his luck from 25-yards midway through the first half but the midfielder’s effort sailed over Ross’ goal.
Ward proved a tricky customer once again on the half hour and played in Elliott, who dispatched past Ross one-on-one to break the deadlock.
Eight minutes later, Mitch Hancox caught James Montgomery off his line and found the net with an ambitious lob to make it 1-1.
York also kept resolute at the other end as Ross stopped Campbell’s bending shot from the right flank.
However in added time, Ward curled a sublime strike into the top right corner after a deflection for The Heed’s second.
David Webb’s side started the second period with urgency and captain John-Lewis nearly equalised after meeting Michael Duckworth’s header in the air, but it bounced just past the post.
Gateshead’s first chance after half-time came through Campbell, when the attacker drilled a long-ranged attempt wide of the mark.
The action slowed, with Hancox creating the best chance from a wide angle but Montgomery claimed easily.
Manny Duku entered the fray on 76 minutes and proved a danger instantly, turning and shooting low for Montgomery to swat away.
Lewis Knight pressed the York backline into a mistake as the clock struck 90, with Elliott blasting a strike wide for the hosts.
With the game entering the final stages, substitute Forde bagged York’s leveller with a cool finish into the bottom corner after a cross from the right.
Gateshead: Montgomery, Tinkler, Storey, Richardson, Pye, Bailey, Conteh, Olley (Forbes 79′), Ward (Knight 70′), Campbell, Elliott.
Substitutes: Elliot, Jarvis, Carty
Goals: Elliott (30′), Ward (45+1′)
Yellow cards: Forbes (80′), Richardson (87′)
York City: Ross, Duckworth (Forde 67′), Fallowfield, Kouogun, Crookes, McLaughlin, Pybus, Hancox, Thomas, Hurst (Duku 76′), John-Lewis
Substitutes: Whitley, Sanders, Burgess, Greaves
Goals: Hancox (30′) Forde (90′)
Yellow cards: Pybus (36′), Forde (83′)
Attendance: 2,023 (741 York)