The Spitfires make the long trip up north to take on Gateshead in the National League on Tuesday 6th February, with a kick-off time of 7:45pm at the Gateshead International Stadium.


The hosts currently occupy the final play-off position in 7th and are looking to make it three wins in a row in the league.

The Heed beat promotion contenders Barnet 2-1 in their last home game, as second-half strikes from Luke Hannant and Kain Adom overturned a 1-0 deficit at the half.

Last time out, they secured an important three points away at Southend United, with Marcus Dinanga scoring the only goal of the game.


The Spitfires are looking to bounce back following a difficult start to 2024 in the league, in which they’ve drawn twice and lost three times.

At the weekend, Eastleigh hosted the league’s runaway leaders Chesterfield, where they were beaten 3-1.

Paul McCallum was sent off in first-half stoppage time with the game at 1-0, and it remained that score until a late flurry of goals wrapped up the win for the visitors.

Previous Meetings:

The five most recent meetings between the two sides have been evenly split, with both sides winning twice and the other match ending in a draw.

Gateshead have won the last two, however, including an emphatic 6-0 win at the Silverlake Stadium back in September.

The most recent away trip to Gateshead resulted in a 1-1 draw back in October 2022, as Ryan Hill’s opener for Eastleigh was cancelled out by an equaliser from Dan Jarvis.

09/09/23 | Eastleigh 0-6 Gateshead | VNL

12/04/23 | Eastleigh 2-5 Gateshead | VNL

01/10/22 | Gateshead 1-1 Eastleigh | VNL

13/04/19 | Eastleigh 1-0 Gateshead | VNL

29/09/18 | Gateshead 0-1 Eastleigh | VNL

Preview by Tom Humphrey