PREVIEW | Gateshead vs Chester

Chester return to action this weekend for a third successive away game in the National League North.

Two weeks ago, an important 2-0 victory at Guiseley made it four unbeaten for Steve Watson’s side. Declan Weeks’ sizzling first half strike was the difference until the 88th minute, when Darren Stephenson sealed the win.

It gave the Blues their tenth victory of the season, their third on the road and ten points from a possible twelve to end a productive March.

April begins with a trip to Gateshead, who have only just been nudged off the top of the table by nearest rivals Brackley Town in midweek. It is looking like a two horse race for the title, and the Heed will want to get back to winning ways after two matches without success.

For the Blues on a team news front, Danny Livesey is recovering well from his collarbone injury, but this game is expected to come too soon for him. Kevin Roberts is also a doubt due to a groin strain. They do though welcome back Rob Apter, the Blackpool loanee has missed the last three games after being on international duty with Scotland U19’s.

Kick off on Saturday afternoon is 3pm.

LEAGUE FORM GUIDE

Gateshead | 2nd in NLN. W:24 D:5 L:6. F:77 A:37

Last four results…

vs Boston United (a) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Own Goal, Cedwyn Scott

vs Curzon Ashton (h) | Won 4-0 | Scorers: Cedwyn Scott (3), Macaulay Langstaff

vs Bradford PA (h) | Drew 0-0 | Scorers: None

vs Brackley (a) | Lost 0-1 | Scorers: None

Chester | 17th in NLN. W:10 D:8 L:16. F:59 A:61

Last four results…

vs Blyth Spartans (a) | Won 3-1 | Scorers: Matty Williams, Marcus Dackers, George Glendon

vs Kettering Town (h) | Won 4-0 | Scorers: Matt Sargent, Declan Weeks, Marcus Dackers, Matty Waters

vs Gloucester City (a) | Drew 3-3 | Scorers: Marcus Dackers (2), Declan Weeks

vs Guiseley (a) | Won 2-0 | Scorers: Declan Weeks, Darren Stephenson

MATCHDAY INFO

The match at the Gateshead International Stadium this Saturday is a 3pm kick off and the postcode for the ground is NE10 0EF.

We have been advised of the following…

TICKETS

Admission: Tickets are on sale online and tickets will also be available at the gate on the day. In order to avoid excessive queuing we would advise supporters to purchase tickets in advance by visiting the website below…

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE!

Away fans will be seated in the East Stand.

Tickets are priced at £15 for Adults, £10 Concession (Over 65, Student, Blue light and HM Forces), and £5 for Juniors (Under 16’s).

DIRECTIONS

ACCESSIBILITY

Supporters with disabilities and accessibility issues are able to use the dedicated balcony overlooking the pitch at Gateshead International Stadium on match day.

The balcony is accessed by entering through the main reception and using the lift located opposite the main desk, before heading through the doors to the left and entering the corridor adjacent to room nine to reach the balcony. Stewards will be on hand throughout the concourse should assistance be required.

Tickets can either be purchased on the gate or via the online ticketing platform, though Gateshead recommend purchasing online for ease of entry on match day.

Supporters should purchase tickets under the relevant age bracket, and there is also a carer option which permits entry free of charge. Carers will be required to bring identification with them, such as a Blue Badge or a letter proving their carer status.

Tickets purchased online are not posted to supporters and must be either printed at home or shown on a smartphone upon entry.

MATCH COVERAGE

We will have coverage from the game, including…

  • Match Updates on our Twitter page – as well as post match reaction. CLICK HERE
  • HT/FT Updates on Facebook and Instagram. CLICK HERE
  • A full time match report on ChesterFC.com. CLICK HERE