Geatshead training ahead of their Wembley appearance

Gateshead head to Wembley

On to sport and preparations are well underway for Gateshead's trip to Wembley.

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Gateshead lose 2-1 at Wembley Stadium

Gateshead FC fans will return home to the North East from Wembley empty-handed to face at least another season of non-league football. The Heed lost 2-1 to Cambridge United in the Conference play-off final.

The club said on Twitter: "Gallant effort, but just pulled up short."

One of thousands of Gateshead FC fans flies the North East flag at Wembley Credit: Jonathan Brady/EMPICS Sport
The Heed Army were in full voice during their first ever trip to Wembley Credit: Jonathan Brady/EMPICS Sport
Cambridge United's Liam Hughes scored the first goal after 51 minutes Credit: Jonathan Brady/EMPICS Sport
Cambridge United players pile on top of Ryan Donaldson to celebrate their second - and winning - goal Credit: Jonathan Brady/EMPICS Sport

Wembley Stadium ready to fulfil Gateshead dreams

Fans of Gateshead football club are arriving at Wembley Stadium ready for the side's first ever match there. A victory over Cambridge United in the Conference play-off final would lift Gateshead - known as the Heed - into the Football League for the first time in 54 years.

Wembley Stadium lit up in the sunshine ready for Gateshead's big day

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York City head to Fleetwood

Off to Lancashire: the Minstermen will take on Fleetwood Town tomorrow night. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
York City players talking to a local radio journalist. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
York City will need to overturn a one goal deficit from the first leg. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

York City are now travelling to Lancashire for their League Two play-off semi-final second leg match against Fleetwood Town tomorrow night.

The Minstermen left Bootham Crescent on a coach at 2pm today. The team are due to arrive at their hotel in Blackpool later this afternoon.

Nigel Worthington's side are 1-0 down from the first leg after former York midfielder Matty Blair scored the only goal of the game on Monday night.Kick-off is tomorrow (Friday 16 May) at 19.45pm.

Wembley warning for Gateshead FC fans

Police are advising Gateshead Football Club fans travelling to Wembley for the play-off final, against Cambridge United on May 18, to stay away from potential disruption.

Police arrested 16 people after disorder at the Gateshead v Grimsby football match.

Officers arrested eight people in connection with reports of disorder at the match on May 4. A further eight people were arrested on May 14.

"We want to make people aware that anyone found causing disorder at football matches in our area will be identified and dealt with.

"We are also liaising with our colleagues in London ahead of this important match for Gateshead to prevent any problems occurring.

"We know that this is a big game for one of our local teams and we don't want the bad behaviour of a few to mar what will be a great sporting day out for many true supporters."

– Detective Inspector Andy Fairlamb
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