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Match Previews

Latics vs. Gateshead

23 December 2023

Match Previews

Latics vs. Gateshead

23 December 2023

Latics host Gateshead at Boundary Park looking to build on last weekend's good result against Solihull.

Micky Mellon's side enter today's game having not played a league fixture at home in just under a month, following the FA Trophy tie against Mickleover and postponement of our league match against Boreham Wood.

The Opposition

Gateshead enter today's fixture in decent form, enough to maintain their place in the top seven.

It's not all been plain sailing as of late, despite thrashings of Dorking and Rochdale by six and four respectively, they've also suffered defeats to Yeovil and Halifax.

The club is still adapting to life without Mike Williamson, under the caretakership of Rob Elliot, but results are steady as of yet.

Key Man

There's only one man you could pick out as the Heed's dangerman, and that's Marcus Dinanga.

If you thought his tally of seven in 18 was impressive at the back end of last season, then his haul of 12 so far this campaign is even better.

He linked up with Gateshead in February having spent the opening months of the campaign with Altrincham.

In The Dugout

The man opposite Micky Mellon on the touchline will be caretaker boss, Rob Elliot.

The former Newcastle man has been in charge since Mike Williamson departed in October, with his appointment signalling the club's desire for a continuation of the Williamson project.

Although he's not been given the role on a full-time basis yet, the general view from the GIS faithful is that he will be given a shot at the job.


Today's game will be officiated by Richard Aspinall, he'll be assisted by Scott Chalkley and Luis Martin, with Elliot Bell taking up the role of fourth official.

Match coverage and information  

Live audio commentary is available on Latics Player, guiding you through the match.  

For more information, visit the Latics Player page by clicking here 

Alternatively, supporters can also follow the game with live updates on the club's official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC  

As this game is being played within the blocked broadcast hours stipulated by UEFA, live streaming will not be available through National League TV for supporters in the UK. The game will be available overseas.

Matchday passes are available for £9.50, with further details here. 

As always, we will endeavour to ensure confirmation of the line-up is published as soon as possible.

However, supporters should note that team sheets in the National League are exchanged 15 minutes later than in the EFL and as a result, the line-up is likely to be published slightly later than in previous seasons.

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