Gateshead recorded a fifth victory in six league games with a convincing display against Alfreton Town.

Despite enjoying more of the possession, the hosts could not find a breakthrough until Colin Larkin's shot found the top corner on 63 minutes.

Alfreton's John McGrath was then sent off for two bookings, and Gateshead capitalised with two late goals.

Jordan Hugill scored both, driving home on his right foot for the first before heading home with seven minutes to go.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"I didn't think we had a good enough tempo in the first half. It was going to take a little bit of magic to get us going but Colin Larkin gave us that.

"We've had an incredible week with three wins, seven goals, none against and nine points - so I couldn't ask for any more from the lads. I've given them Monday off - they've worked very hard and deserved that.

"They're taking in what I want and getting better and there were some good performances today."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 06 Clark Booked
  • 05 Curtis
  • 22 Sirrell
  • 16 Baxter
  • 18 Marwood (Brown - 88' )
  • 29 Oster
  • 17 Walker (Ramshaw - 57' )
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 07 Larkin
  • 09 Hatch (Hugill - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 28 Lelan
  • 21 Ramshaw
  • 27 Hugill
  • 14 Brown
  • 25 Maddison

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Atkins
  • 06 Kempson
  • 10 Bradley
  • 02 Wood
  • 03 Franklin
  • 07 Law
  • 17 McGrath Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 08 Shaw
  • 12 Meadows
  • 18 Akinde (Akinde - 81' )
  • 11 Speight

Substitutes

  • 22 Akinde
  • 19 Andrews
Ref: Simon Bennett
Att: 778

Match Stats

Shots

13 6

On target

6 1

Corners

0 0

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gateshead 3, Alfreton Town 0.

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gateshead 3, Alfreton Town 0.

90:00 +2:21

Corner, Alfreton Town.

89:04

Attempt missed. James Brown (Gateshead) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Colin Larkin with a cross.

87:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. James Brown replaces James Marwood.

82:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 3, Alfreton Town 0. Jordan Hugill (Gateshead).

81:01

Corner, Alfreton Town.

80:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Sam Akinde replaces John Akinde.

77:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 2, Alfreton Town 0. Jordan Hugill (Gateshead).

74:59

Corner, Gateshead.

73:08

Offside, Gateshead. John Oster tries a through ball, but John Oster is caught offside.

71:28

Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

71:28

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

70:46

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

69:32 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to John McGrath (Alfreton Town) for a bad foul.

69:16

Foul by John McGrath (Alfreton Town).

69:16

Jordan Hugill (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

68:47

Foul by James Marwood (Gateshead).

68:47

John McGrath (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

67:14

Hand ball by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

66:05

Attempt missed. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

64:31

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

64:31

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

62:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 1, Alfreton Town 0. Colin Larkin (Gateshead).

60:18

Attempt saved. John McGrath (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

59:34

Foul by Lewis Sirrell (Gateshead).

59:34

Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

56:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Jordan Hugill replaces Liam Hatch.

56:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Robert Ramshaw replaces Josh Walker.

56:23 Booking

Booking Ben Clark (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56:16

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

56:16

Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

54:52

Attempt missed. Ben Clark (Gateshead) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

54:10

Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

54:10

Liam Hatch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

52:46

Foul by Liam Hatch (Gateshead).

52:46

Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

51:27

Corner, Gateshead.

50:44

Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

50:44

Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

49:16

Foul by Josh Walker (Gateshead).

49:16

Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

46:27 Booking

Booking John McGrath (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

46:22

Foul by John McGrath (Alfreton Town).

46:22

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

45:22

Attempt missed. Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Alfreton Town 0.

45:00 +0:31 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gateshead 0, Alfreton Town 0.

43:47

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

43:47

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

42:37

Foul by Liam Hatch (Gateshead).

42:37

Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

38:45

Offside, Alfreton Town. Jake Speight tries a through ball, but Jake Speight is caught offside.

38:00

Attempt missed. Josh Walker (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

36:43

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Bradley with a cross.

35:21

Attempt missed. John McGrath (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

33:49

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

33:30

Hand ball by John McGrath (Alfreton Town).

31:04

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

31:04

John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

29:35

Offside, Alfreton Town. Jake Speight tries a through ball, but Jake Speight is caught offside.

27:22

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

27:22

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

26:52

Foul by Lewis Sirrell (Gateshead).

26:52

Jake Speight (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

23:45

Offside, Gateshead. Liam Hatch tries a through ball, but Liam Hatch is caught offside.

22:59

Attempt missed. Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

18:24

Attempt missed. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

18:05

Corner, Gateshead.

17:39

Attempt saved. Josh Walker (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

16:41

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

16:41

Colin Larkin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

15:09

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

13:54

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

11:02

Offside, Alfreton Town. Jake Speight tries a through ball, but Jake Speight is caught offside.

5:19

Foul by Josh Law (Alfreton Town).

5:19

Josh Walker (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

2:47

Attempt blocked. John Oster (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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