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Gateshead look to seal promotion with win against Chorley : Match Preview

Gateshead manager Mike Williamson

Gateshead travel to Chorley on bank holiday Monday knowing a win seals their promotion back to the Vanarama National League. 

A point, whilst not mathematically securing the title, will also all but win the league for The Heed as their goal difference is vastly superior to promotion challengers Brackley. 

Gateshead come into the game in fine form, as they are unbeaten in their last six games. 

Their 3-1 win on Saturday against Southport put Mike Williamson’s men on the brink of a return to the fifth tier.  

Former Gateshead player and club legend JJ O’Donnel scored the winner for Blyth Spartans against Brackley. Which, much to the joy of his former club, put The Heed four points clear. 

Gateshead’s hosts Chorley look set to play in the league’s play-offs and won the reverse game in The Gateshead International Stadium, so they will fancy their chances of doing the double. 

Chorley’s late season form suggests they are going through the motions, as they settle for their league position and prepare for the play-offs. The hosts have won only one of their last six. 

Forwards for The Heed, Macaulay Langstaff and Cedwyn Scott have netted 50 league goals between them this season and will no doubt be looking to score the goals to fire Gateshead to promotion. 

Kick off is at 3pm on Monday, May 2nd