The Reds go into the fixture having had the best possible weekend during their travels to Essex to face Brightlingsea Regent:
A brace from Ollie Pearce and Callum Kealy’s first goal on his loan-return earned a 3-0 win at the Taydal Stadium.
Meanwhile, Enfield Town were held by Reds rivals Bognor Regis 2-2 having led 2-0, meaning Worthing extended their lead at the top to seven points.
Tonight’s hosts Margate are currently 12th in the table, most recently losing 3-1 in their last run-out to Kingstonian on Saturday.
Jasper Pattenden, Dean Cox, Alex Parsons are all sidelined with injuries, while Cam Tutt is currently ill. However, Diallo is expected to return to training after a spell out with a pulled quad.
The two sides last met in the short-lived campaign of 2020-21 in October of last year at Hartsdown Park:
Margate opened the scoring in the 29th minute through Richard Afrane-Kesey, but goals from Mo Diallo and Ricky Aguiar on the stroke of half time turned the game on its head.
Dajon Golding added a third nine minutes into the second half as Worthing cruised to a 3-1 victory.
“Festive Foodbank Appeal at Hartsdown Park”
With two home games scheduled before Christmas, The Gate will be holding a food appeal at our upcoming games.
We are asking fans of Margate, Worthing and Wingate and Finchley to support our efforts to collect the donations for a local food bank, to help people across Thanet this Christmas. To confirm, these appeals will take place on:
Donations will be given to those in crisis or severe hardship across the local area. Items should be properly considered before donating within the Hartsdown Bar on match day.
Welcome items include the below:
- Long Life Juice
- Spaghetti (Tinned)
- Rice Pudding (Tinned)
- Fruit (Tinned)
- Vegetables (Tinned)
- Long Life Milk
- Tuna (Tinned)
- Tinned meat
- Meat (Tinned)
- Tomatoes (Tinned)
- Baked Beans (Tinned)
- Breakfast Cereal
- Dried Pasta
- Dried Rice
- Pasta Sauce
- Tea Bags
- Cup a Soup
- Soup (Tinned)
- Part baked rolls/bread mix
- And of course, any festive treats
Any local Food Banks in need of donations should contact email@example.com.
Tickets can be purchased online via Margate’s website or on the gate.
Adults – £12
Concessions & Students (with valid ID) – £9
11-17 year olds – £5
Under 11s – free