Gateshead won't travel to AFC Fylde this weekend as National League vote remains outstanding

Gateshead have confirmed that they will not travel to AFC Fylde for their National League North fixture this weekend.

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 7:29 pm
Gateshead FC.

The Heed released a statement last week stressing that they would not play in any league fixtures whilst the result of a vote on the National League’s proposed resolutions was outstanding.

Although the likes of Gateshead, Blyth Spartans, Darlington and Spennymoor Town have confirmed how they have voted, a number of clubs across the league’s three tiers are yet to submit their own votes.

With uncertainty continuing to cloud the immediate future of the 2020/21 season and no funding in place, Gateshead will not make the trip to the North West for Saturday’s fixture against the Coasters, it has been announced.

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In a statement released on Thursday evening, they said: “In our previous statement regarding the National League resolution, it was stressed that competing in further fixtures while the vote has yet to be decided and we are no clearer on funding would cause the club financial harm.

“With these issues yet to be resolved, the club does not wish to travel to AFC Fylde and incur the costs of competing in an away fixture which could be rendered meaningless as a result of the proposed resolution in the coming weeks.”

The club statement added: “As such, the club can confirm that we will not be travelling to AFC Fylde to fulfil Saturday’s National League North fixture.

“We eagerly await the outcome of the resolution voting from Step 1 clubs,” added the statement.