FA Trophy action that draws my attention tonight and I suspect the bookies have let a little value in with their pricing of one game in particular.
SALFORD CITY v GATESHEAD (7.45pm)
It’s the first time Salford have ever reached the first round proper and I can’t see them resting too many of their first-team players as they continue to raise their profile and march through the lower leagues.
Gateshead have a touch more cup pedigree having reached the semi-finals last year before going out to Bromley – a repeat exit of their 2010 exploits which saw them exit in the same manners to subsequent winners Darlo.
More recently, both sides are having a good campaign with Gateshead occupying 7th place and Salford sitting pretty in 2nd spot just a point behind Leyton Orient in the National League.
The ‘Heed actually won the August H2H 2-1 up in the Northeast but Salford have kicked on since then and are in fine fettle with a home record that has seen them score 3-3-1-4-0-1-2-3-3-3-1-3-3-2 team goals in consecutive home fixtures since mid-August.
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It ought to be a decent match and whilst Gateshead may contribute having netted in 80% of their last 10 away days, I fancy the hosts to grab a brace at a great price with you know who making an appearance st some point!