Gateshead vs AFC Fylde
Saturday 10th February, 2018, k/o 3pm
The International Stadium
Vanarama National League
AFC Fylde are aiming to recapture the form that has seen them become genuine contenders for promotion when they travel to Gateshead this weekend.
A sensational start to the New Year saw Dave Challinor’s side storm the play-off places, however the Coasters have stuttered a little over the past two games, picking up just one point. 
Last time out, Fylde twice came back from a goal down to earn a second 2-2 draw of the season against Eastleigh.
The Coasters trailed with just over 30 minutes to play but the introduction of returning duo Henry Jones and James Hardy caused havoc for the Eastleigh backline.
Jones set up the equaliser shortly after entering the fray, before again drawing the sides level when he nodded home Hardy’s cross.
The Coasters are now just one point outside the top seven and boast the best goalscoring record in the division with 56 goals.
Despite their usual free-scoring ways, the Coasters have failed to notch in their previous two meetings with Gateshead.
A goalless draw at Mill Farm earlier in the season was preceded by a 1-0 defeat in the FA Trophy back in 2015-16. 
Gateshead found themselves in a precarious position around the turn of the year, however they have lifted themselves up into mid table, ten points above the drop zone, having caught up a number of games in hand.
Unbeaten at the last four attempts, Gateshead – managed by former Newcastle United ace Steve Watson – earned a solid point with a goalless draw against table-toppers Wrexham last time out.
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Team news:
Dave Challinor has a near injury-free squad to select from, with only Josh Langley out with long term injury.
Gateshead: Dan Hanford returns from suspension while Ben Fox is back available after being cup-tied. Scott Barrow (leg) is a doubt.

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Adult – £15
Concession – £8
Student – £5
Child (Under 16) – £3
Family ticket (2 adult, 2 U16s) – £25

The International Stadium,
Neilson Road,
NE10 0EF