Weston are in Isuzu FA Trophy Fourth Round action as they make the trip to the North East to take on Gateshead this Saturday, 13th January. The match kicks off at 3pm.
In an eagerly-awaited clash, The Seagulls will be hoping to make it into the Fifth Round for the first time in their history, and it is only the third time ever that Weston have made it as far as the Fourth Round, after defeats at that stage at Hitchin Town in 1999/00 and at Telford United in 2003/04.
Facing Scott Bartlett’s side is a Gateshead team managed by former Newcastle United and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Rob Elliot. Elliot, interim manager since October, will be looking to his squad to get back to winning ways after Wednesday night’s 5-0 defeat at leaders Chesterfield in the National League. That result keeps Gateshead in eighth place to demonstrate how tough Weston’s opponents will be this weekend.
To get to this stage of the competition, The Tyneside outfit picked up a fabulous 5-1 victory away at Rochdale. Their previous FA Trophy fixture was at Wembley Stadium no less, as they made it to the final of last seasons competition, but were defeated by a goal to nil by FC Halifax Town in front of over 27,000 fans.
Weston, on the other hand, knocked out Cray Wanderers by four goals to one in this season’s Second Round, before the impressive victory over Woking, where a two-goal deficit was overturned to win by three goals to two.
With that tie looking like it was heading to penalties, up stepped Dayle Grubb with a last-minute penalty to send The Seagulls through on an exciting evening under the Optima lights.
*If the tie is level after 90 minutes, the match will go straight to penalties*.
KEY MATCHDAY INFORMATION:
Gateshead FC, Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead NE10 0EF
The nearest Metro station is Gateshead Stadium, which is a five to ten minute walk to the ground. The Metro service has various stations around Newcastle city centre with a direct route to Gateshead Stadium, including from Newcastle Central railway station. There is also a direct Metro service from Newcastle International Airport to the Gateshead Stadium stop.
Adults £17, Concessions £12, 16s-18s £8, children aged over 3 £3.
Payment can be made by cash or card at the turnstile, and tickets can be purchased in advance HERE.
Away supporters will be seated in the Tyne & Wear Stand and turnstiles are set to open at 1:45pm.
Tickets purchased online are not posted to supporters and must be either printed at home or shown via smartphone to gain entry.
We would like to wish all of our travelling supporters a safe journey to Gateshead and back, and we hope that you enjoy the match.