York City vs Gateshead: National League Preview, Gameweek 25, 2023

York City vs Gateshead: National League Preview, Gameweek 25, 2023

The festive fun continues in the Bundesliga than the two sides promoted out Bundesliga north They met twice last season over Christmas and New Year.

York-City Manager David Webb will be overseeing his first game in charge when Gateshead visits the LNER Community Stadium on the second day of Christmas. Webb became ill just days before Munster impressive away win at Woking a couple of weeks ago.

Assistant Michael Morton has stepped in temporarily as manager in the last two games, including the superb win at the league’s form team to end a nine-game winless run and a 5-0 win Blyth Spartans in which Isuzu FA Trophy.

16th place city have a chance to go three unbeaten with a win on Monday, but Gateshead, who are not to be underestimated, have three points in their way.

That Note are second from bottom in the fifth tier of English football and, like York, have lost three of their last five league games.

Gateshead, also similar to their Yorkshire opponents, made it to the fourth round of the FA Trophy, covering five against Gloucester in midweek.

Their last league game was at notts county, where they failed to surprise and inflicted a 2-0 score on them.

Interestingly player manager Mike Williamson was once associated with the York job, but he sticks with it Tynesiderand will look to return to winning ways in the final game of the year.


Returning from the suspension for the minister men is the middle half Fraser Kerr, while versatile playmaker Olly Dyson is serving a one-game ban following his yellow-card streak.

Alex Whittle is said to have been struggling with an injury prior to the trophy game against Blyth and failed to make the cut.

Ryan Fallowfield has recently returned from a hamstring problem and could make his first start since late November.

winger Luke James and midfielder Gus Mafuta both were missing citylast game, the latter injured himself during warm-up exercises before the game in Woking.

key man Maziar Kuhyar is expected to be back in January after recovering from a lengthy injury layoff.


That TynesiderThe injury list isn’t as extensive as York City’s, with just a single player known to be doubtful for the game.

Former Guiseley and Harrogate town player Aaron Martin picked up an injury against Aldershot so didn’t play him Gloucester City in the FA Trophy. Depending on his condition, a place on the bench could become available for him.


Ross, Duckworth, Kouogun, Sanders, Kerr, Crookes, Pybus, Hancox, Thomas, Duku, John Lewis


Montgomery, Pye, Richardson, Storey, Tinkler, Bailey, Olley, Conteh, Jarvis, Campbell, Elliott

Nathan Thomas (York City)

The only player recruited by the minister men mid-season so far, Nathan Thomas has given fans a glimpse of its outstanding quality.

After being out of the game for over a year, his comeback is phenomenal. The speedy winger has only played six games so far due to injury problems but has five goals in total.

A brace in his first start against Blyth in the FA Trophy will certainly put him in contention for a league start on Monday.

York winger Nathan Thomas (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)
York winger Nathan Thomas (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Adam CampbellGateshead

The former Newcastle graduate started his career in style after appearing in a Europa League game against Atromitos in 2012 aged 17.

He’s made over 100 appearances in the Football League for the likes of notts county, Morecambe, Hartlepool and Carlisle also had a successful spell at Darlington, scoring 19 goals in two seasons.

Campbell was part of the Gateshead team that won the National League North last season and has had a brilliant start to this season, scoring six goals in 21 games so far.

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Here’s a look at the last five meetings between York-City and Gateshead where the Note are undefeated.

01/29/22: York-City 1-1 Gateshead – Bundesliga north

7/2/21: Gateshead 2-0 York-CityBundesliga north

26/08/19: York City 1-1 Gateshead – Bundesliga north

21/02/17: York City 1-3 Gateshead – Bundesliga

16/08/16: Gateshead 6-1 York City – Bundesliga

Where is the game played?

This Vanarama Bundesliga Clash is powered by York’s multipurpose leisure complex – the LNER Community Stadium.

It will be Gateshead’s second visit to the 8,500 seat venue.

When is kick-off?

The game starts at 15:00 GMT on Monday, as do all National League games on the day.

How can I watch?

Tickets can be bought for both home and away fans and it is recommended to buy them online although the game is not only tickets.

Ticket prices for this game are as follows: Adult £21, Concession/60+ £16, Student/U18 £9, U11 £7

You can also watch the game on National League TV via the new streaming platform.

Alternatively, you can listen to live commentary from BBC Radio York or York Hospital Radio.

Both clubs and Jorvik radio will also provide live updates via social media.

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