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Aldershot Town 1-2 Gateshead

Football

James Marwood scored a late winner at relegation-threatened Aldershot as Gateshead moved into the play-off zone.

Solomon Taiwo was denied by Gateshead keeper Adam Bartlett before Josh Scott headed the home side in front from a Brett Williams cross.

The visitors' fightback started after Williams was sent-off for a foul on JJ O'Donnell after the break.

Jack Lester netted on the turn four minutes later and Marwood found the top corner from 18 yards to win it.

Victory sees Gateshead climb to fourth place in the table, while Aldershot remain four points from safety.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"It's turned from the sending off, there's no doubt about that and we thought we held out for a draw.

Andy Scott

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Andy Scott: Aldershot boss after defeat to Gateshead

"Once we were 1-0 up we didn't mind them playing in front of us and then Brett (Williams) gets sent off and everything changes.

"Every single player gave everything they've got and they're out on their feet but we've lost the game and lost two forwards so we have to bring more players in to ensure we have more legs for Saturday"

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

Gary Mills

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Post-match: Gateshead boss Mills

"I thought we were bossing the game without probably hurting them as much as I'd have liked in the first half, but gave away a silly free-kick and went in one down.

"Obviously the man getting sent-off changed the game a little bit, and we managed to get two goals when they were down to ten. It's how you use the man advantage that counts, and we're a patient team, we always know we'll create chances.

"I'm pleased that after a bad February we had a chat, and since then we've come to some tough places and done well and we've taken 10 out of the last 12 points. The players didn't lie down, they want it, and they're enjoying the challenge.

"Some of the players haven't been in this situation before, and I just hope we can do it. It's in our hands."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 3TonkinBooked at 45mins
  • 2Oastler
  • 15Barker
  • 19MolesleyBooked at 82mins
  • 4StanleyBooked at 60mins
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forRowlandsat 79'minutes
  • 5TaiwoSubstituted forMekkiat 84'minutes
  • 22Gibbs
  • 11BubbSubstituted forScottat 19'minutes
  • 9WilliamsBooked at 53mins

Substitutes

  • 6Webster
  • 12Martin
  • 16Scott
  • 7Mekki
  • 8Rowlands

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 5Curtis
  • 6Clark
  • 16BaxterBooked at 64minsSubstituted forMagnayat 78'minutes
  • 29Oster
  • 4ChandlerSubstituted forWalkerat 70'minutes
  • 38O'Donnell
  • 18Marwood
  • 8Turnbull
  • 19Lester
  • 14BrownSubstituted forNobleat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Cummins
  • 17Walker
  • 2Magnay
  • 35Noble
  • 21Ramshaw
Referee:
Declan Ford
Attendance:
1,358

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 2.

Foul by Ryan Noble (Gateshead).

Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ryan Noble (Gateshead).

Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Gateshead. Jack Lester tries a through ball, but Jack Lester is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Adam Mekki replaces Solomon Taiwo.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 2. JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).

Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Jordan Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Ryan Noble replaces James Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Carl Magnay replaces Craig Baxter.

Foul by JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Josh Walker replaces Jamie Chandler.

Attempt missed. Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by James Brown (Gateshead).

Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

James Brown (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

James Brown (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Offside, Gateshead. Jack Lester tries a through ball, but Jack Lester is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 1. Jack Lester (Gateshead) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by John Oster with a cross.

Corner, Gateshead.

Foul by Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town).

James Brown (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) is shown the red card for fighting.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

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