Josh Walker's first-half brace saw off Hereford United as Gateshead marked the appointment of Gary Mills as manager with their second straight victory.

Midfielder Walker broke the deadlock on 32 minutes, collecting James Marwood's centre before slotting into the corner.

He then doubled the hosts' lead three minutes before the break with a dipping free-kick from 25 yards.

On-loan Crewe winger Michael West got one back 16 minutes from time with a right-foot shot into the top corner.

But it was too little, too late and, after four successive defeats, followed by boss Anth Smith's resignation, things appear to be looking up for the Heed.

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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Gateshead 2-1 Hereford FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Walker 32
  • Walker 42
  • West 74

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 03 O'Brien
  • 05 Curtis
  • 06 Clark
  • 04 Chandler
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 11 Cummins
  • 17 Walker
  • 18 Marwood (Brodie 73)
  • 07 Larkin
  • 14 Brown (Boyes 68)

Substitutes

  • 16 Baxter,
  • 25 Maddison,
  • 10 Brodie,
  • 12 Boyes,
  • 26 Hope

Hereford

  • 01 Evans
  • 02 Leadbitter
  • 03 Bush
  • 05 McDonald
  • 06 Graham
  • 23 Green
  • 07 Purdie (Artus 62)
  • 22 West
  • 09 Walker (Brown 62)
  • 10 Sharp (Rankine 62)
  • 11 Smith

Substitutes

  • 12 Collins,
  • 16 Artus,
  • 19 Gwynne,
  • 15 Rankine,
  • 17 Brown
Ref: WhiteleyAtt: 931
GATESHEAD
HEREFORD

Possession

  • Gateshead 57%
  • Hereford 43%

Attempts on target

  • Gateshead 2
  • Hereford 4

Attempts off target

  • Gateshead 3
  • Hereford 3

Corners

  • Gateshead 4
  • Hereford 8

Fouls

  • Gateshead 9
  • Hereford 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:50 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:21 Short corner taken by Adam Boyes from the right by-line.
  • 90:00+1:27 Unfair challenge on Luke O'Brien by Jonathan Brown results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
  • 89:52 Unfair challenge on Danny Leadbitter by Richard Brodie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhys Evans.
  • 85:24 Luke Graham is caught offside. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
  • 85:09 Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael West. James Curtis makes a clearance.
  • 84:28 Corner taken by Michael West from the left by-line. Rod McDonald takes a shot. Adam Bartlett turns it away with a finger tip save.
  • 84:19 The ball is sent over by Jonathan Brown.
  • 82:31 Shot by Michael Rankine went wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 80:49 Michael Rankine is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
  • 79:48 Foul by Colin Larkin on Rod McDonald, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Rhys Evans.
  • 77:10 The ball is crossed by Danny Leadbitter.
  • 76:30 Richard Brodie crosses the ball dead.
  • 73:57 Michael Rankine provided the assist for the goal.
  • 73:57 GOAL - Michael WestGateshead 2 - 1 Hereford Michael West scores with their right foot. Gateshead 2-1 Hereford.
  • Correction - 72:14 Corner taken by Michael West from the left by-line. Free kick awarded for a foul by Rod McDonald on James Curtis. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
  • 72:14 Substitution Richard Brodie replaces James Marwood.
  • 72:14 Corner taken by Michael West. Rod McDonald challenges James Curtis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
  • 71:43 Corner taken by Michael West from the right by-line. Chris Bush takes a shot. Adam Bartlett turns it away with a finger tip save.
  • 68:18 Corner taken by Michael West from the left by-line.
  • 67:23 Substitution Adam Boyes comes on in place of James Brown.
  • 67:14 Centre by Michael West that comes to nothing.
  • 66:57 Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael West. Clearance by Micky Cummins.
  • 66:44 Shot by Frankie Artus. Ben Clark gets a block in.
  • 63:11 Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael West. Header by Chris Bush goes over the bar.
  • 61:32 Substitution Dan Walker goes off and Jonathan Brown comes on.
  • 61:32 Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Frankie Artus coming on for Rob Purdie.
  • 61:32 Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Michael Rankine coming on for Chris Sharp.
  • 61:32 The official flags Josh Walker offside. Free kick taken by Rhys Evans.
  • 59:21 Ben Clark handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Danny Leadbitter takes the free kick.
  • 57:48 Shot by James Brown went wide right of the net.
  • 55:02 James Marwood challenges Rob Purdie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Bush.
  • 54:11 Josh Walker takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
  • 53:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Curtis by Sam Smith. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
  • 51:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dan Walker by James Marwood. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
  • 46:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Clark on Sam Smith. Free kick taken by Paul Green.
  • 45:54 Sam Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Clark. Ben Clark takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:00 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 41:40 James Brown provided the assist for the goal.
  • 41:40 GOAL - Josh WalkerGateshead 2 - 0 Hereford Josh Walker finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Gateshead 2-0 Hereford.
  • 40:49 Paul Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Brown.
  • 39:56 Centre by James Marwood. Rhys Evans safely holds on.
  • 38:29 Danny Leadbitter concedes a free kick for a foul on Colin Larkin. Luke O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:53 The ball is crossed by James Marwood. Header by Colin Larkin misses to the right of the target.
  • 33:08 Foul by Josh Walker on Danny Leadbitter, free kick awarded. Luke Graham restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:00 Assist by James Marwood.
  • 32:00 GOAL - Josh WalkerGateshead 1 - 0 Hereford Josh Walker scores a right footed goal. Gateshead 1-0 Hereford.
  • 30:59 Micky Cummins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Sharp. Chris Bush restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:37 Luke O'Brien delivers the ball. Clearance by Luke Graham.
  • 29:09 Chris Bush concedes a free kick for a foul on James Marwood. Josh Walker crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 25:37 The referee blows for offside against James Brown. Luke Graham takes the free kick.
  • 25:03 The ball is crossed by Luke O'Brien. Rob Purdie manages to make a clearance.
  • 24:09 The ball is crossed by Danny Leadbitter.
  • 23:36 Micky Cummins sends in a cross. Rhys Evans catches the ball.
  • 21:53 Corner taken by Josh Walker. Clearance by Danny Leadbitter.
  • 18:46 Corner taken by Michael West from the right by-line. Header by Luke Graham goes over the bar.
  • 17:29 Chris Bush fouled by Jamie Chandler, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Evans restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:29 Centre by Dan Walker that comes to nothing.
  • 16:20 A cross is delivered by Michael West. Clearance made by Ben Clark.
  • 15:17 The ball is swung over by James Marwood. Clearance made by Danny Leadbitter.
  • 14:20 Chris Sharp fouled by James Curtis, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Bush crosses the ball in from the free kick. Micky Cummins makes a clearance.
  • 12:45 Corner taken by Josh Walker from the right by-line.
  • 10:41 Luke O'Brien crosses the ball. Rhys Evans catches the ball.
  • 9:41 Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Walker. Clearance by Danny Leadbitter.
  • 9:31 James Marwood produces a cross. Danny Leadbitter makes a clearance.
  • 6:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Sharp on James Marwood. Josh Walker crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 5:28 The ball is sent over by Jamie Chandler.
  • 2:27 The ball is sent over by Micky Cummins. Rhys Evans catches the ball.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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