Match Preview | Gateshead vs York City

By Brad Saxton | Image by Jack McGraghan

The Minstermen travel to Gateshead on Boxing Day in the first of two meetings between the two sides held over the Festive Weekend.

Neal Ardley’s side will be hoping to collect an important three points on Boxing Day as they look to create a gap between themselves and the relegation zone in the National League.

It’s a quick turnaround for the Minstermen as the game in the North-East will take place only three days after Ardley’s side took on Ebbsfleet United at the LNER Community Stadium on the 23rd December.

Coming up against City will be a Gateshead side who have made a fine start to the season, sitting in and around the playoff positions in the National League table. Despite losing manager Mike Williamson to MK Dons earlier this season, the North-East club have still exceeded expectations as they look to secure a playoff spot at the end of the season.

Gateshead’s most recent fixture in the league was on the 23rd December as they faced a trip to Boundary Park to take on Oldham Athletic, where they ran out as 2-1 victors.


Tickets are on general sale for Boxing Day’s National League fixture, which can be bought through Gateshead’s online ticketing site by clicking here.

City fans will be situated in the East Stand at the Gateshead International Stadium, an un-covered seated down the stand down the side of the pitch.

Ticket prices for this weekend’s fixture are as follows:

  • Adult: £20.00
  • Concession (65+): £15.00
  • Young Adult (17-21): £10.00
  • Youth (15-16): £5.00
  • U14: Free (with full-paying adult)
Getting to the Game 

Stadium Postcode: NE10 0EF

Car: At the end of the A1(M) Junction 65, take the A194(M) towards South Shields. At the end of the A194(M) take the A184 towards Gateshead. The stadium is situated three miles further along this road on the right hand side.

Train: There are no National Rail services in operation on the day.

Metro: The stadium has its own Metro stop called Gateshead Stadium, which is a five minute walk away. This stop is around a ten minute journey away from Newcastle Central. A limited timetable is in operation on the day which can be found by clicking here.

Bus: York Pullman are running a bus to this weekend’s fixture at Gateshead

The bus will depart from Memorial Gardens in York City Centre at 11:30am, with collection in Acomb 15 minutes later.

*Please note that there is a strictly no alcohol onboard policy in place.

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