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Gateshead 0-2 Woking

Play-off-chasing Gateshead's nine-game unbeaten run came to an end as Woking recorded their first away win of 2014.

Woking scored on their first attack, with the home side never recovering after John Nutter converted Kevin Betsy's cross.

The Tynesiders' Marcus Maddison hit a post with a scuffed shot shortly afterwards, but it was the visitors who found the net for a second time.

Betsy's delivery told once more, with John Goddard shooting home.

Woking, who had lost two and drawn once in their last three away matches, are nine points clear of the Conference Premier relegation places, while Gateshead are fifth.

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Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

Garry Hill

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Post-match: Woking manager Hill

"From the off we had a game plan and we got the ideal start and probably even at half-time we were disappointed we were not two or three-nil up. The game plan we set up worked very well and we made it very hard for them.

"I think we had to have a game plan and when we went 1-0 up we were always going to make it difficult for them to get the ball. We were very quick on the counter-attack and we exploited them several times.

"If John Nutter's going to score, it's going to be scored in the second minute not the 88th. He's a good pro and has done very well this season and I'm pleased for him and it was a great lift for him and us."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 22Sirrell
  • 16Baxter
  • 6ClarkBooked at 90mins
  • 5Curtis
  • 18Marwood
  • 8Turnbull
  • 38O'DonnellSubstituted forChandlerat 52'minutes
  • 29OsterSubstituted forHatchat 60'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 25Maddison
  • 14BrownSubstituted forNobleat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 35Noble
  • 17Walker
  • 4Chandler
  • 2Magnay
  • 9Hatch

Woking

  • 18Beasant
  • 30JonesSubstituted forWrightat 90'minutes
  • 3Nutter
  • 5McNerney
  • 6Johnson
  • 22GoddardBooked at 89mins
  • 20Payne
  • 4Ricketts
  • 11Betsy
  • 21Rendell
  • 25MarriottBooked at 44minsSubstituted forSoleat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Sole
  • 14McNamee
  • 34Beckles
  • 1Howe
  • 17Wright
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
706

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away10

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