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Hartlepool United 2-1 Gateshead

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Match Date: Saturday 12th August 2023
Kick Off: 15:00

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Gateshead face North-East neighbours Hartlepool United for the first time in over four years on Saturday, August 12 (3pm kick off).

The Heed were moments away from an opening day win last weekend, only for an injury-time strike to see the points shared with Boreham Wood, and are faced with the shortest trip of the season for their first away fixture with only 24 miles separating the two sides.

Jordan Hunter and Marcus Dinanga – the latter of whom a former Pools loanee – both got off the mark for the season against Boreham Wood, with Hunter also netting his first-ever Gateshead goal.

Hartlepool began their return to life in the National League with a defeat at last season’s play-off quarter finalists Barnet, with two late goals not enough to overturn a three-goal deficit at The Hive.

Alongside Dinanga, current Heed men Carl Magnay and Kenton Richardson could make their returns to The Suit Direct Stadium this weekend, having both turned out for Hartlepool in previous seasons.

Heed View

“We’ve watched their game and they didn’t deserve to lose,” said player-manager, Mike Williamson.

“They’re going to want to bounce straight back up, the size of the club speaks for itself so that’s what they’re going to be looking to do.

“It makes it even more perfect for us to go there and try to stamp our authority on the game and try to play the way we want to play.”

Opposition View

“We’ve got to work hard again, forget what has happened – and that would have been the same if we had of won – and then we need to have a look at how we’re playing and how we’re going to stop Gateshead,” said Hartlepool manager, John Askey.

“It’s early days but we can’t get into thinking there’s plenty of games, we’ve got to start now against Gateshead. Home games are vital.”

Memorable Meeting

Gateshead emerged 2-1 winners despite being put through the wringer with a triple threat of late drama when the two sides met on Boxing Day 2018.

Luke Armstrong – who would later win promotion with Pools – netted a first half double to put The Heed in control, only for Tom White’s red card to put supporters on the edge of their seats with six minutes to go.

Liam Noble pulled one back from the penalty spot three minutes later, before smashing a second penalty against the post in the dying moments to ensure Gateshead took all three points.

Ticketing Information

Tickets purchased in advance (available online here) are priced at:

Adult: £20

Concession (Over 65s, Students, Armed Forces, 18-21s): £14

Under 18: £10

Under 14: £5

Under 5: Free (when purchased with an adult ticket)

*Ambulant Disabled/Wheelchair tickets are sold at the relevant category as above and a free companion ticket will be issued for those in receipt of Higher Rate Disability Allowance or Enhanced PIP (must be shown).

*Under 14s will not be allowed entry to The Suit Direct Stadium without an adult.

*Tickets are issued electronically as standard. There will be a £1 additional charge for paper tickets and this should be chosen as your delivery method at checkout.

The Hartlepool United ticket office is open from 10am until kick-off on a match day for purchase and collection of tickets. After 1pm, any tickets which were purchased for collection at The Suit Direct Stadium will be available from the away turnstiles.

Please be advised that ID may be required for concessions when they reach the turnstiles. Student and veteran ID will be required to be shown upon entry. If any supporters are unable to provide the relevant ID when stopped they may be required to pay adult price.

Under 5s can attend for free when accompanied by a full paying adult, but they will require a ticket, so please ensure you order this along with the rest of your party.

Turnstiles will open one and a half hours before kick off.

Supporters can contact the ticket office on 01429 272584 or email [email protected].

Gateshead were hit by a late sucker punch as 10-man Hartlepool United snatched three points at The Suit Direct Stadium.

Luke Hannant was handed the first start of his second spell on Tyneside, while Kenton Richardson returned to the back line in Gateshead’s two changes on match day two.

The hosts took an early lead with eight minutes on the clock through debutant Mani Dieseruvwe, who converted Charlie Seaman’s ball into the box in what was the game’s first chance of note.

Gateshead dominated possession from there on out, with Pools content to sit deep and attempt to spring counter attacks, but there was little to speak of in the way of chances on goal for the remainder of the half with the all-important touch in the final third eluding Mike Williamson’s men.

Ed Francis forced Hartlepool goalkeeper Joel Dixon into his first save of the afternoon when he sent a 25-yarder towards the bottom corner, but it wasn’t until the second 45 that the game came to life.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men nine minutes after the restart, when a transition in possession in the Gateshead penalty area led to Josh Umerah’s dismissal following a two-footed challenge on Robbie Tinkler, handing the visitors the initiative.

Tinkler pulled Gateshead level with 66 minutes on the clock, netting his first goal since January with a side-winding volley from close range after Dixon had parried Marcus Dinanga’s initial strike skywards.

A trio of attacking changes saw Aidan Rutledge, Billy Chadwick and Oli Thompson introduced in an effort to secure Gateshead’s first three points of the season, with Hartlepool retreating deeper into their own half.

Both Chadwick and Rutledge were presented with shooting opportunities as time wore on, with the former seeing a 20-yard effort saved by Dixon before the latter fired wide of the far post.

With the game approaching injury time and Gateshead committing more bodies to finding a winner however, Hartlepool sprung a rare attack, with the ball sent in from the left towards Dieseruvwe, who slotted past Archie Mair to snatch three points.

Gateshead: Mair, Tinkler, Storey, Richardson, Hunter, Booty, Francis, Hannant (Thompson, 84’) McBride (Chadwick, 77’), Wearne, DInanga (Rutledge, 67’)

Substitutes: Magnay, Pani.

Goals: Tinkler (65’)

Yellow Cards: Francis (74’), Richardson (81’)

Hartlepool United: Dixon, Dodds, Onariase, Lacey, Ferguson, Seaman, Crawford, Cooke, Mancini, Umerah, Dieseruvwe.

Substitutes: Jameson, Burton, Patterson, Hastie, Wreh.

Yellow Cards: Ferguson (58’), Cooke (61’)

Red Cards: Umerah (54’)

Goals: Dieseruvwe (8’), (90’)

Attendance, 5,018 (412 away)

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