Non-League Gateshead Forced To Travel 360 Miles To Play ‘Home’ Fixture

Chris Wright

23rd, March 2013

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By Chris Wright

They usually play in the shadow of The Angel of the North but non-league Gateshead FC are now facing a punishing 360-mile round trip to fulfill one of their home fixtures after the Blue Square Conference decreed that the club are to play their rearranged home game against Newport County at Boston United’s ground, some 180 miles away…

The fixture against Welsh side Newport has been postponed four times due to ongoing drainage issues at Gateshead’s International Stadium and, having reached the end of

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