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Wealdstone 2-4 Gateshead

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Match Date: Saturday 17th February 2024
Kick Off: 15:00

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Saturday 17th February 2024 league
Gateshead Gateshead
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Wealdstone Wealdstone
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Jack McGraghan
Match Preview: Jack McGraghan

Gateshead make the 574-mile round trip to face Wealdstone in the Vanarama National League on Saturday, February 17.

The Heed made it four games unbeaten and also reached the Isuzu FA Trophy quarter final with a 1-0 win over Hereford last weekend, setting up a home tie against Peterborough Sports in the final eight of the competition.

Rob Elliot’s side dropped out of the play-off places due to Oldham Athletic’s midweek win, though Gateshead do have up to three games in hand on the sides around them.

Wealdstone on the other hand, have up to four games in hand on those around them in 16th place, but could move as high as 10th with three points this weekend.

The Stones also made their way to this week’s FA Trophy quarter final draw with two postponements leaving their fifth round tie with Hendon still in the balance, and a home fixture against Solihull Moors lies in wait for the victors.

Those postponements mean The Stones have been out of action since a 1-0 defeat to Maidenhead United on February 6, which was new manager David Noble’s first loss since taking over from Stuart Maynard.

The former St Albans City boss has taken five points from his four games in charge so far, securing a 2-0 win over FC Halifax Town in his maiden fixture before earning draws against Aldershot Town and Barnet.

Last Time We Met

Connor McBride struck twice late on to earn a pivotal three points in early October, despite Wealdstone initially taking the lead at Gateshead International Stadium.

Heed View

“It’s going to be a tough game in front of a proper non-league crowd and stadium,” said Rob Elliot.

“They’re going through a little bit of transition, which we went through, with the manager leaving, but still play very good football.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge, and looking forward to a very compact fixture schedule that we’re going to get over the next seven and a half weeks.”

Team News

Tom Allan, Eddie Beach, Regan Booty, Lewis Knight, Connor McBride, Kenton Richardson, Robbie Tinkler and Greg Olley are unavailable for the weekend due to injury.

Live Streaming

Saturday’s game will be shown live from Grosvenor Vale on National League TV.

Supporters based outside of the UK can purchase a match day pass for £9.50 here.

Ticketing Information

Supporters can purchase tickets online here, with admission priced at:

Adult: £18 (£20 on the day)

Concession (Ages 65+ & Students): £13 (£15 on the day)

Next Gen (Ages 19-23): £11 (£13 on the day)*

Under 19s: £7 (£8 on the day)*

*ID will be required upon entry.

Supporters are advised to purchase tickets online in advance, as match day ticket purchases are subject to a minimum £1 price increase.

Gateshead supporters will be located in the west end of Grosvenor Vale, which includes a mix of covered and uncovered terracing in addition to 369 unallocated seats in the Modu Stand.

Social Club

The Vale Social Club will be open to both home and away supporters before kick off and after the full time whistle, though due to segregation only home supporters will be permitted at half time.

Car Parking

There is limited street parking available at Grosvenor Vale, and Wealdstone recommend that supporters travel to the ground via public transport such as bus, train or tube.

Jack McGraghan
Match Report: Jack McGraghan

A scintillating opening 16 minutes set Gateshead on their way to a 4-2 win over Wealdstone at Grosvenor Vale. 

The Heed were three ahead with less than 20 minutes on the clock via goals from Mamadou Jobe, Kieron Evans and Marcus Dinanga, though Tarryn Allarakhia did pull one back for the hosts before half time.

Louis Storey restored the three-goal buffer five minutes after the restart, and although a contentious second from Jaydn Mundle-Smith hinted at a Wealdstone comeback, Gateshead stood firm to earn three points.

Rob Elliot named five changes to the starting XI as his side returned to National League action, bringing Kain Adom, Ed Francis, Callum Whelan, Marcus Dinanga and Jobe back into the fold following last weekend’s win at Hereford.

Jobe took full advantage of his re-introduction the side by scoring his first Gateshead goal within five minutes, connecting with Whelan’s cross into the centre of the box to power a low header past Marcus Dewhurst.

Wealdstone had only six minutes to catch their breath before The Heed struck again – this time through Kieron Evans’ maiden goal for the club.

The midfielder drifted free into the box before being found by a low ball from Luke Hannant, allowing him to sweep home from close range and make it two.

A mere five minutes later and Dinanga had made it three with his 20th goal of the season, allowing Whelan to play creator once more and tee him up for a tap-in from six yards out.

The visitors continued to push for more goals though, and were denied a fourth twice on the half-hour mark as Dewhurst denied Ben Worman and then Dinanga.

It would be Wealdstone who found the scoresheet next through Allarakhia, who drove forward on the counter before cutting onto his right and rifling high into the net to give his side some hope at half time.

Gateshead extinguished any comeback spark within five minutes of the restart though when Storey grabbed a fourth, capitalising on a loose ball after Jobe had bravely challenged for an aerial ball to convert.

The Stones reduced the deficit to two with 66 minutes on the clock in contentious circumstances though, with Mundle-Smith’s scrambling effort deemed to have crossed the line despite the adamant protests of those in black.

Elliot’s men were quick to gain control of proceedings from here on out however, snuffing the chances of a late Wealdstone charge to take a 4-2 win and three points back to Tyneside.

Gateshead: Bond, Jobe, Storey, Grayson, Adom (Hasani, 53’), Hannant, Francis (c), Whelan, Evans (Brown, 75’), Worman, Dinanga.

Substitutes: Cassap, Pani, Constantin.

Goals: Jobe (5’), Evans (11’), Dinanga (16’). Storey (50’)

Yellow Cards: Francis (24’)

Wealdstone: Dewhurst, Barker, Bowen (Woodman, 59’), Andrews, Ferguson (Dyer, 72’), Allarakhia, Henry, Mason, Mundle-Smith, Obiero, Seaman (Young, 59’).

Substitutes: Bartolo, Phillips.

Goals: Allarakhia (38’), Mundle-Smith (66’)

Yellow Cards: Ferguson (63’)

Attendance: 1,108 (82 Gateshead)

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