Ten-man Gateshead's play-off challenge continues to stutter as they had to rely on a late Liam Hatch goal to earn a point against Forest Green Rovers.

The hosts, who have now not won in five games, had striker Marcus Maddison sent off for serious foul play following a tackle on Dale Bennett on 22 minutes.

They fell behind when veteran forward Lee Hughes scored from the penalty spot after John Oster felled James Norwood.

But Hatch drilled home from 12 yards with a minute left to salvage a draw.

Gateshead are two points off the Conference play-off places, while in 15th spot in the table.

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"The players responded magnificently to Tuesday's defeat and I thought we were better side with 10 men.

"We also had a player sent off last Saturday and we go to a certain shape when we go down to 10 men, which requites discipline and desire.

"I am disappointed with the sending off because I thought their centre-half went in two-footed and I am also disappointed with the penalty, which I thought was very soft.

"Sometimes decisions go against you but my players kept going and got the point they thoroughly deserved."

Adrian Pennock: Forest Green Rovers boss on Gateshead draw

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Before the game we would have taken a point, but I'm obviously now disappointed that we conceded late on.

"I think we were okay all game but we were a little bitty. We've come here and played against a good team and got a point.

"I worked with Liam Hatch at Gravesend. I should have kicked him in the tunnel beforehand shouldn't I?"

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 06 Clark
  • 02 Magnay
  • 05 Curtis
  • 16 Baxter
  • 08 Turnbull (Hatch - 79' )
  • 17 Walker (Lester - 79' )
  • 25 Maddison Dismissed
  • 29 Oster
  • 18 Marwood Booked
  • 14 Brown (O'Donnell - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Chandler
  • 27 Holt
  • 09 Hatch
  • 19 Lester
  • 38 O'Donnell

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 12 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 06 Bennett Booked (Racine - 66' )
  • 15 Oshodi Booked
  • 23 Barry
  • 04 Bangura Booked
  • 24 Kelly (Green - 91' )
  • 08 Klukowski (Vieira - 57' )
  • 07 Norwood
  • 29 Hughes

Substitutes

  • 10 Vieira
  • 09 Wright
  • 16 Racine
  • 21 White
  • 22 Green
Ref: Richard Wigglesworth
Att: 649

Match Stats

Shots

8 14

On target

2 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

12 17

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gateshead 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gateshead 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

90:00 +3:30

Attempt missed. Magno Vieira (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

90:00 +2:19

Attempt saved. JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90:00 +1:17

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

90:00 +1:17

Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Paul Green replaces Marcus Kelly.

90:00 +0:41

Hand ball by Liam Hatch (Gateshead).

90:00 +0:03

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

90:00 +0:03

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

89:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Liam Hatch (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Marwood with a cross.

87:37

Foul by Magno Vieira (Forest Green Rovers).

87:37

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

87:14 Booking

Booking James Marwood (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

86:44

Foul by James Marwood (Gateshead).

86:44

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

86:21

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.

85:39

Attempt missed. Liam Hatch (Gateshead) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Marwood with a cross.

85:07 Booking

Booking Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:03

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

85:03

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

84:25

Attempt missed. Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

82:22

Foul by Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers).

82:22

JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

80:59

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

80:59

Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

80:21

Foul by Liam Hatch (Gateshead).

80:21

Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

78:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. JJ O'Donnell replaces James Brown.

78:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Jack Lester replaces Josh Walker.

78:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Liam Hatch replaces Phillip Turnbull.

77:59

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

76:28

Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

76:28

Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

74:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

74:04

Penalty conceded by John Oster (Gateshead) after a foul in the penalty area.

74:04

Penalty Forest Green Rovers. James Norwood draws a foul in the penalty area.

73:41

Foul by James Brown (Gateshead).

73:41

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

70:29

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

69:46

Foul by Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers).

69:46

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

69:02

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

69:02

Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

66:31

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

66:31

Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

66:08

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

65:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aarran Racine replaces Dale Bennett because of an injury.

63:43

Attempt missed. Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

62:32

Foul by Josh Walker (Gateshead).

62:32

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

61:19

Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

61:19

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

61:01

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

60:47

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Barry.

60:22

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

57:47

Attempt saved. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

57:03

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.

56:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Magno Vieira replaces Yan Klukowski.

54:35

Attempt saved. Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53:31

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

53:31

Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

50:31

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers).

50:31

Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

45:53

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gateshead 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

43:43

Foul by James Marwood (Gateshead).

43:43

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

42:38

Ben Clark (Gateshead) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by John Oster.

42:16

Corner, Gateshead.

41:10

Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

41:10

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

39:31

Offside, Gateshead. Phillip Turnbull tries a through ball, but Phillip Turnbull is caught offside.

38:28

Foul by James Marwood (Gateshead).

38:28

Anthony Barry (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

33:36

Foul by Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers).

33:36

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

30:21 Booking

Booking Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30:15

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

30:15

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

29:30

Corner, Gateshead.

27:36 Booking

Booking Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

27:34

Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

27:34

James Brown (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

21:54 Dismissal

Dismissal Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

21:43

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Gateshead).

21:43

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

19:22

Corner, Gateshead.

15:54

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Gateshead).

15:54

Ed Asafu-Adjaye (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

15:29

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

14:13

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

14:13

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

13:07

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

12:41

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

12:28

Attempt blocked. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

11:47

Corner, Gateshead.

11:23

Corner, Gateshead.

9:50

Attempt missed. James Brown (Gateshead) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by James Marwood with a cross.

5:27

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

4:40

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

3:10

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers).

3:10

Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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