Gateshead secured their third win in four games with a comfortable victory over Dartford.

The hosts dominated for long periods and took the lead through James Marwood's first-time effort following a Craig Baxter centre.

Rob Ramshaw doubled the home side's lead with a glancing header from close range, his first goal for the club.

Elliot Bradbrook came closest to scoring for the visitors but his late header hit the crossbar.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

Post match: Dartford manager Burman

"I'm very disappointed with the performance.

"I don't think it was a lack of fight, it was a lack of intelligence.

"If you continually give the ball away after you've worked hard to win it back you get punished.

"It wasn't right and I've got to take the blame for that. I have to look at my team selection and it could be today I got that wrong."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 05 Curtis
  • 16 Baxter Booked
  • 02 Magnay
  • 06 Clark
  • 29 Oster Booked
  • 08 Turnbull Booked
  • 21 Ramshaw (Chandler - 78' )
  • 18 Marwood
  • 09 Hatch (Hugill - 78' )
  • 07 Larkin

Substitutes

  • 27 Hugill
  • 28 Lelan
  • 12 Boyes
  • 25 Maddison
  • 04 Chandler

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 05 Clark
  • 19 Fry
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 08 Noble (Hayes - 73' )
  • 30 Woodyard (Ibemere - 83' )
  • 06 Cornhill
  • 15 Collier
  • 20 Burns
  • 11 Harris
  • 16 Birchall (Prior - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Prior
  • 18 Ibemere
  • 07 Hayes
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 02 Hill
Ref: Darren England
Att: 561

Match Stats

Shots

17 2

On target

10 1

Corners

0 0

Fouls

5 8

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gateshead 2, Dartford 0.

90:00 +2:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Dartford 0.

90:00 +1:29

Attempt saved. Max Cornhill (Dartford) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Ryan Hayes with a cross.

90:00 +1:00 Booking

Booking John Oster (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:43

Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

90:00 +0:43

Jason Prior (Dartford) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:06

Offside, Gateshead. Carl Magnay tries a through ball, but Carl Magnay is caught offside.

85:16

Foul by Uche Ibemere (Dartford).

85:16

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

83:06

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

83:06

Jason Prior (Dartford) wins a free kick.

82:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Uche Ibemere replaces Alex Woodyard.

77:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Jamie Chandler replaces Robert Ramshaw.

77:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Jordan Hugill replaces Liam Hatch.

76:57

Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) hits the bar with a header from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Ryan Hayes.

76:42

Corner, Dartford.

76:22

Corner, Dartford.

75:29

Attempt missed. Robert Ramshaw (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

75:08

Attempt saved. Ben Clark (Gateshead) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by James Marwood with a cross.

74:44

Corner, Gateshead.

72:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Ryan Hayes replaces Lee Noble.

72:07

Corner, Dartford.

69:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Jason Prior replaces Adam Birchall.

68:00

Attempt missed. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

66:29

Foul by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

66:29

Adam Birchall (Dartford) wins a free kick.

64:09

Corner, Dartford.

61:50

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

61:50

Colin Larkin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

57:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 2, Dartford 0. Robert Ramshaw (Gateshead).

57:20

Corner, Gateshead.

56:58

Attempt saved. Liam Hatch (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Colin Larkin.

56:43

Corner, Gateshead.

56:23

Attempt saved. Robert Ramshaw (Gateshead) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Colin Larkin.

56:07

Corner, Gateshead.

53:09

Corner, Dartford.

52:36

Offside, Gateshead. Colin Larkin tries a through ball, but Colin Larkin is caught offside.

52:00

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

52:00

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

51:34

Foul by Liam Hatch (Gateshead).

51:34

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

50:58

Corner, Gateshead.

48:49

Attempt missed. James Curtis (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Colin Larkin with a cross.

47:25

Foul by Kenny Clark (Dartford).

47:25

Liam Hatch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

47:02

Attempt saved. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Colin Larkin.

46:42

Corner, Gateshead.

45:00

Second Half begins Gateshead 1, Dartford 0.

45:00 +2:54 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gateshead 1, Dartford 0.

45:00 +1:23

Corner, Gateshead.

45:00 +1:04

Attempt saved. Liam Hatch (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

45:00 +0:17

Corner, Gateshead.

42:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 1, Dartford 0. James Marwood (Gateshead).

40:18

Foul by Adam Birchall (Dartford).

40:18

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

39:00

Corner, Gateshead.

36:54

Attempt missed. Colin Larkin (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

35:44

Corner, Gateshead.

34:31

Offside, Gateshead. Colin Larkin tries a through ball, but Colin Larkin is caught offside.

29:19 Booking

Booking Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28:21

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

28:21

Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

27:54

Attempt blocked. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot is blocked.

25:09

Corner, Gateshead.

23:39

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

23:39

John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

21:38

Corner, Gateshead.

19:59

Offside, Gateshead. James Marwood tries a through ball, but James Marwood is caught offside.

16:58

Corner, Gateshead.

16:37

Corner, Gateshead.

16:20

Attempt saved. Liam Hatch (Gateshead) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Colin Larkin.

16:01

Corner, Gateshead.

14:50

Corner, Dartford.

13:44 Booking

Booking Craig Baxter (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

13:23

Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

13:23

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

12:01

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

12:01

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

11:12

Corner, Gateshead.

10:49

Corner, Gateshead.

9:36

Attempt blocked. Colin Larkin (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:57

Attempt missed. Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

5:39

Attempt saved. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

2:03

Corner, Gateshead.

1:47

Attempt saved. Ben Clark (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Colin Larkin.

1:19

Corner, Gateshead.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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