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Dartford 0-1 Gateshead

James Brown's late goal saw Gateshead continue their march up the league table with victory at 10-man Dartford.

Josh Walker put a early header wide from a Colin Larkin cross on as Gateshead began brightly.

But midway through the second half Lee Noble was sent off for violent conduct after appearing to hit Jamie Chandler.

And in the 89th minute substitute Brown headed home Lewis Sirrell's left-wing cross to give the Heed a sixth victory in their last eight league matches.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post-match: Dartford boss Burman

"It's just cruel.

"To get a player sent off when things are going OK, it's a bitter pill to swallow.

"The first glimpse of it on a small screen is the referee has got it wrong. Lee has not elbowed someone, and the ref says he's hit him in the face.

"There's been a bit of stick flying about but the crowd was excellent - it's a really difficult period. It's tough and today was one of those games we could have got a point out of it."

Line-ups

Dartford

  • 29Smith
  • 4Sterling
  • 5Clark
  • 12EssamBooked at 85mins
  • 20Burns
  • 15Collier
  • 10Bradbrook
  • 17MartinBooked at 90mins
  • 8NobleBooked at 66mins
  • 16BirchallSubstituted forPriorat 87'minutes
  • 11Harris

Substitutes

  • 6Cornhill
  • 22Forecast
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 9Prior
  • 30Woodyard

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 6ClarkBooked at 32mins
  • 5Curtis
  • 22Sirrell
  • 16Baxter
  • 4ChandlerSubstituted forMaddisonat 76'minutes
  • 8Turnbull
  • 18Marwood
  • 17WalkerSubstituted forBrownat 76'minutes
  • 29Oster
  • 7Larkin

Substitutes

  • 25Maddison
  • 2Magnay
  • 14Brown
  • 15Tait
  • 11Cummins
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
975

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Dartford 0, Gateshead 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dartford 0, Gateshead 1.

Booking

Dave Martin (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

Colin Larkin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Jason Prior replaces Adam Birchall.

Booking

Connor Essam (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Connor Essam (Dartford).

Colin Larkin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Gateshead.

Corner, Gateshead.

Corner, Gateshead.

Hand ball by Adam Birchall (Dartford).

Foul by Nathan Collier (Dartford).

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Marcus Maddison replaces Jamie Chandler.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. James Brown replaces Josh Walker.

Attempt missed. Lee Burns (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Colin Larkin with a cross.

Attempt missed. Josh Walker (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis Sirrell with a cross.

Dismissal

Lee Noble (Dartford) is shown the red card for fighting.

Foul by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

Lee Burns (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Lee Burns (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Dave Martin (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dartford 0, Gateshead 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dartford 0, Gateshead 0.

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Gateshead.

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