Gateshead FC will play at Wembley for second time in history after reaching F.A Trophy final

Written by on 5th May 2023

Gateshead FC will play Halifax Town at Wembley after progressing to the FA Trophy final last month.

The Tyneside club will play at Wembley on May 21 with 4,000 tickets already having been purchased by Gateshead fans.

Gateshead had to win on penalties to progress to the final, after Barnet came back from three goals down to draw with a last-minute goal by Harry Pritchard.


Reflecting on the penalty shootout, Gateshead player-manager Mike Williamson said: “One thing you can’t fault the boys for this year is their reaction to when we’ve been in difficult periods.

“Obviously Monty [James Montgomery] we backed him all day and the lads had the confidence to finish the job.”

Williamson is optimistic about the upcoming clash against Halifax in the F.A Trophy final. 

He said: “The enjoyment of looking forward to the final, that is more left for the fans and the volunteers that come in every day and work relentlessly hard.

“Our job is just to get prepared. It’s a game of football we want to win.

“We’ve got a chance. It’s eleven versus eleven, obviously it’s going to be new territory in terms of the stadium, we just need to focus on what we can control.”

It’s the second time in Gateshead’s history that they will be able to play at Wembley, the last coming in the Conference Premier Play-Offs in 2014 when they lost to Cambridge United 2-1.

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