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Southend United 0-1 Gateshead

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Match Date: Saturday 3rd February 2024
Kick Off: 15:00

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Saturday 3rd February 2024 league
Gateshead Gateshead
Southend United Southend United
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Gateshead open February by making the journey to Roots Hall to face Southend United on Saturday, February 3 (3pm kick off).

The Heed come into the tie on the back of last weekend’s 2-1 home win over Barnet, which sees Rob Elliot’s side one place outside of the National League play-offs prior to kick off.

Southend, meanwhile, currently lie in 15th place in the league table as a result of their 10-point deduction at the beginning of the campaign.

Kevin Maher’s men would sit one point above Gateshead if that deduction were not in place, but 12 points separate them from the play-offs as things stand.

The Shrimpers were defeated at league leaders Chesterfield last time out with the hosts running out 3-0 winners, though Southend are one of only three to beat The Spireites this season having won the reverse fixture.

Harry Cardwell remains Southend’s league top scorer with 12 goals to his name so far, and committed his future to the club this week by signing a contract extension until 2026.

Heed View

“I think they’re a fantastic team, I said that last time we played them,” said Rob Elliot.

“They’ve had to go through a tough period but the players stuck with them and I think that says a lot about the manager and their team spirit.

“It’s going to be a really tough test for us, I think after Chesterfield they are pretty much the strongest team in the league.”

Opposition View

“They’ve had a little bit of a transitional period, so credit to them that they had a brilliant result last weekend,” said Southend boss, Kevin Maher.

“They’re a top side and play brilliant football, and they deserve to be up and around it.

“It’s probably been a little bit difficult, but once Rob gets the players playing how he wants them to play then I’m sure they’ll kick on again.”

Team News

Ed Francis, Tom Allan, Robbie Tinkler and Greg Olley remain unavailable through injury, while Regan Booty is still serving his suspension.

Live Streaming

Supporters based outside of the UK can watch our game at Roots Hall live via National League TV.

Match passes are available to purchase online for £9.50 per person.

Ticketing Information

Tickets are available to purchase online here, with admission priced at:

Adult: £20

Senior & Young Adult (60+, 17-22): £15

Junior (9-16): £10

Child (8 and under): £5

Away supporters will be seated in block NF of the Solopress North Stand.

Tickets purchased online are sent out to the email used at purchase. Supporters are required to either print their e-ticket, or show via smartphone to gain entry on match day.

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Marcus Dinanga’s 18th goal of the season saw Gateshead to victory in a real battle at Southend United.

The forward stayed alert in the box to prod home at the third attempt from close range in the 59th minute, with The Heed surviving a late scare as the hosts struck the crossbar to move up to seventh in the league table.

Rob Elliot re-introduced Ed Francis and Mamadou Jobe to the starting 11 at Roots Hall as his side looked for consecutive National League wins, and the best chances came their way in the opening 45.

Dinanga showed his threat with 12 minutes on the clock when he flashed a shot inches wide of the far post, before Francis took aim at the top corner with a 25-yard free kick, only to be denied by goalkeeper Collin Andeng Ndi.

Harry Cardwell came closest to breaking the deadlock from a Southend perspective when he narrowly missed a deep cross at Eddie Beach’s back post, but it wasn’t until the second half that the decisive moment arrived.

Kenton Richardson’s driving run down the right wing was found by Callum Whelan, and the defender’s cross found its way to Dinanga in the centre, who saw one shot blocked and one shot saved before sliding the third home from prone in the penalty area.

Going behind prompted Southend to commit more bodies forward late on, though their crosses into the penalty area were largely well dealt with by The Heed’s back four.

Cardwell came close to restoring parity when he flicked Jack Bridge’s corner onto the far post, moments before Nathan Ralph hit the crossbar from a succession of corner kicks, as the hosts desperately tried to find a leveller.

Luck was on Gateshead’s side though, and the referee’s whistle signalled the end of a fine away performance and a second consecutive National League win.

Gateshead: Beach, Richardson, Storey, Jobe, Grayson, Whelan (Stott, 77’), Francis, Worman, Hannant, McBride (Adom, 83’), Dinanga (Brown, 89’).

Substitutes: Evans, Hasani.

Goals: Dinanga (59’)

Yellow Cards: Beach (22’), Richardson (76’)

Southend United: Andeng Ndi, Scott-Morriss, Ralph, Kensdale, Bridge, Husin, Cardwell, Dackers (Waldron, 61’), Taylor (Crowther. 46’), Miley, Fonguck (Morton, 65’).

Substitutes: Sandat, Demetriou.

Yellow Cards: Ralph (49’)

Attendance: 6,372 (61 Gateshead)

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