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Oxford City 0-4 Gateshead

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Match Date: Tuesday 26th September 2023
Kick Off: 19:45

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Tuesday 26th September 2023 league
Gateshead Gateshead
Oxford City Oxford City
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Gateshead make the 525-mile midweek round trip to face National League newcomers Oxford City on Tuesday, September 26 (7:45pm kick off).

History will be made at The RAW Charging Stadium tonight, with the clash being the first time the two sides have met in their history.

The Heed come into things on the back of two wins on home turf last week, defeating Kidderminster Harriers and Maidenhead United by 3-0 scorelines to move fourth in the National League.

Marcus Dinanga’s double on Saturday saw him move to joint-top of the division’s scoring charts, alongside Barnet’s Nicke Kabamba on nine goals.

Oxford saw their seven-game unbeaten run come to an end at a rejuvenated Oldham Athletic at the weekend, losing 4-0 at Boundary Park.

Ross Jenkins’ newly promoted side have taken points in impress fashion at home however, with a 4-0 win over Boreham Wood and a 5-2 victory over Hartlepool United their standout results so far.

Gateshead can keep their grip on fourth place with a win tonight, while Oxford could move as high as 10th with three points.

Heed View

“Oxford are a really, really good side and they like to move the ball similar to how we do as well,” said Ian Watson.

“They’ll be looking to respond after Saturday’s defeat, so that’s something we’ve got to be aware of.

“We know individually and collectively what we’ve got to go, and we have to understand that we’re playing a good side, but we focus on ourselves.”

Opposition View

“It’s important that we pick ourselves up and go again, because we’ve got another tough challenge on Tuesday,” said Ross Jenkins following Oxford City’s defeat at Oldham on Saturday.

“It’s one that I’m pretty confident the boys are now looking forward to, because that wasn’t good enough.”

Team News

Callum Whelan remains unavailable through injury, though Connor Pani has returned to training and is available for selection.

Live Streaming

Supporters based domestically and internationally can watch Tuesday’s game live from The RAW Charging 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 are available to purchase online here, with admission priced at:

Adults: £17

Over 65s & Blue Light Workers: £12

Students & Under 17s: £5

Tickets are available to purchase online and on the gate, though supporters are advised that on the day tickets are subject to a £1 price increase.

Supporters who have purchased online will receive their tickets via the email address used at checkout. To enter the RAW Charging Stadium, either print your ticket and bring it along to the game with your or show your ticket via smartphone at the turnstiles.

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Match Report: Jack McGraghan

Gateshead made it three wins on the bounce in the Vanarama National League with a four-goal victory at Oxford City.

Marcus Dinanga netted his 10th and 11th goals of the season at the RAW Charging Stadium, before Greg Olley and Connor McBride added to a convincing scoreline to secure The Heed’s grip on fourth place.

Kyran Lofthouse was introduced to the starting 11 for his full debut in the only change from Saturday’s win over Maidenhead, with Jordan Hunter dropping to the bench as a result.

Lofthouse was energetic from the off and had the game’s first chance when he forced Chris Haigh to tip over the crossbar from an acute angle, before Robbie Tinkler came in clutch at the other end to nod Andre Burley’s goal-bound header clear.

Dinanga could have opened the scoring with 15 minutes on the clock when he was sent racing through on goal, though his attempted chip cleared Haigh’s crossbar to let Oxford off the hook.

The forward made amends 10 minutes later however, reacting first to a loose ball inside the penalty area to force over the line and open the scoring, as well as putting him on double figures for the season.

Dinanga was centimetres away from his second of the night on the stroke of half time, slipping in behind and slotting past Haigh only for the offside flag to be raised by the tightest of margins.

His brace finally arrived with 57 minutes gone though with Lofthouse the creator, linking up with Stephen Wearne before cutting back for Dinanga to slot into an empty net and make it two.

Gateshead were mostly in control from here on out, though Oxford did show threat on the counter, and Archie Mair stayed alert to deny Alfie Potter at his near post shortly after Dinanga’s second.

Luke Hannant and Wearne both went close with efforts from outside of the area as The Heed pushed for a third, which eventually came via Greg Olley after he and Dinanga forced Oxford into an error while playing out from the back.

Hannant was denied Gateshead’s fourth by the woodwork after he cut in from the left and fired from 20 yards, but once again his side’s pressure paid off in injury time when substitute Connor McBride swept home Jordan Hunter’s cut-back to cap off a free-flowing move and a fine three points. 

Gateshead: Mair, Tinkler, Richardson, Grayson, Francis, Booty, Lofthouse (Hunter, 76’), Hannant, Olley, Wearne (McBride, 76’), Dinanga (Rutledge, 81’)

Substitutes: Storey, Chadwick. 

Goals: Dinanga (25’, 57’), Olley (73’), McBride (90+3’)

Yellow Cards: Tinkler (31’), Wearne (74’), Booty (82’)

Oxford City: Haigh, Burley, Miccio, Kirby, Coyle, Fleet, Parker, Potter (Smith, 71’), Fonkeu (Sanderson, 69’), Carroll, Moore (Williams-Bushell, 60’).

Substitutes: Harrison, McEachran.

Yellow Cards: Fleet (86’)

Attendance: 787 (51 Gateshead)

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