PREVIEW | Gateshead (A)
Gateshead vs Wealdstone
Vanarama National League
Gateshead International Stadium
15:00 Kick-off, Saturday 27th August
Tickets for the match can be purchased on the Gateshead website and will cost £17 Adults, £11 Concessions (OAPs, Blue Light, Armed Forces (serving & veteran)), £7 Students (17-21 with ID) and £4 Youth (16 and under). Please note that Wealdstone fans will be located in the East stand.
The Stones will look to make it three wins on the bounce when they travel up north to the Gateshead International Stadium on Saturday. Stuart Maynard's men followed up the memorable win at Oldham with a win at home against FC Halifax Town, thanks to another goal from Rhys Browne, and now sit second in the league table. Winless Gateshead will be looking to get their first three points of the season, having drawn three of their opening four games and losing the other. Their 2-1 loss to Dorking Wanderers last Saturday means the Heed sit 19th in the table.
WHAT WAS SAID?
Ashley Charles: "It's going well at the minute and we've got a winning mentality. Everyone wants to win. We have our jokes in training and stuff like that, but we switch on for matches and everyone likes the way we're playing.”
“Everyone's on board with the same vision. We've just got to take every game as it comes. Obviously we're doing well and we're enjoying it, but every game we've got to earn the three points again, so we've got to try as hard as we have been doing and just keep going."
Gateshead manager Mike Williamson: “It’s going to be another tough test, this league is just an extension of the Football League and we want to test ourselves against the best teams. They [Wealdstone] have had a very strong start to the season and they’ve got some very good players. We know they like to play out from the back so we have to make sure our distances and our intensity is right”
ONE TO WATCH
Despite not managing to pick up a win yet, former Newcastle striker Adam Campbell already has three goals in four games for Gateshead and will be one to look out for with his natural goalscoring ability.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Gateshead International Stadium is primarily used as an Athletics stadium due to the international standard running track and bowl shape but is also home to Gateshead FC and Gateshead Thunder Rugby League Club.
FC Halifax Town (H) 1-0 W (Browne)
Oldham Athletic (A) 1-2 W (Browne, Allarakhia)
Eastleigh (A) 1-0 L
Bromley (H) 3-2 W (Olomola, Browne, Cook)
Chelmsford City (H) 0-3 L
Dorking Wanderers (A) 2-1 L (Campbell)
Notts County (H) 1-1 D (Allan)
Barnet 2-2 (H) D (Blackett, Campbell)
Dagenham & Redbridge 2-2 (A) D (Blackett, Campbell)
Middlesbrough U23s (A) 1-3 W (Blackett, Harris, Martin)
Played – 6
Won – 3
Drawn – 3
Lost – 0
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Mar 1987 Stones 2-2 Gateshead - (Graves 2)
Oct 1986 Gateshead 1-1 Stones - (Wainwright)
Mar 1985 Gateshead 1-2 Stones - (N Cordice 2)
Sep 1984 Stones 4-2 Gateshead - (Graves 2, N Cordice, Holmes)
Apr 1984 Stones 4-0 Gateshead - (Graves, A Cordice, N Cordice, Bowgett)
Preview by Will Beaman