Gateshead face 368-mile 'home' trip to Boston for Newport match

York Street, Boston

Gateshead face a 368-mile round trip to Boston United's York Street ground for their 'home' fixture against Newport County on Thursday.

Weather has forced the postponement of the game on four previous occasions.

York Street was the closest suitable A-Grade venue available to Gateshead in order to complete the fixture before the regular season's end on 20 April.

Pitch issues at the Gateshead International Stadium, where the club are tenants, have forced the switch.

The decision to stage it at Boston will, however, save Newport more than an hour in each direction.

The Lincolnshire town is 215 miles from south Wales, compared to 305 miles from Newport to Gateshead.