70 places currently separate these Bees in the football pyramid, so which set of fans will be buzzing come full time in what promises to be an entertaining battle?
Post match quotes from Hartlepool United.
Match report – Hartlepool United 2-2 Gateshead
Hartlepool United vs Gateshead
Ahead of the 2016-17 season, Sport Grill caught up with two ex Middlesbrough stars to discuss their careers and what they expect to achieve this season.