Gateshead AFC as the club was known then reached the 6th round of the FA Cup in the 1952/53 season.
This is the round by round journey to the 6th round:
1st Round Gateshead beat Crewe 2-0 at Home
2nd Round Gateshead beat Bradford Park Avenue 2-1 Away
3rd Round Gateshead beat Liverpool 1-0 at Home
4th Round Gateshead beat Hull City 2-1 Away
5th Round Gateshead beat Plymouth 1-0 Away
6th Round Gateshead's FA Cup dream came to a end at Home with a 1-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers.
Two games from Wembley was the team of 52/53, a cup run yet to be matched by any Gateshead team. YET!!!