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Hereford United 0-1 Gateshead

James Marwood's first-half goal clinched victory for Gateshead over Hereford and kept them on course for the Conference Premier play-offs.

Hereford's Michael Rankine and Luke Graham both went close to putting the home side ahead but could not finish.

Marwood gave the visitors the lead with his 13th of the season when he slid the ball home from inside the box.

Billy Murphy almost rescued a point for the Bulls after the break but he was denied by keeper Adam Bartlett.

Hereford slip down a place into the relegation places following the result, whereas Gateshead stay fourth.

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"I absolutely love a 1-0 win away from home, I think it's the best result you can have.

"I thought we were excellent. When we needed to defend, we did it superbly. Our goalkeeper Adam Bartlett pulled off some unbelievable saves to help us keep a clean sheet.

"I am delighted for my players because although we've picked up the results, we haven't played how we know we can, but we were back to it today and superb from start to finish.

"We have just got to keep winning. We have given ourselves a chance because we've won six out of seven and taken 19 points from 21."

Line-ups

Hereford

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 6Graham
  • 12Collins
  • 4James
  • 7Purdie
  • 33MurphyBooked at 44mins
  • 18PilkingtonSubstituted forBrownat 7'minutes
  • 16ArtusSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
  • 15Rankine
  • 32BowenBooked at 70minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Smith
  • 22Edge
  • 30Williams
  • 3Bush
  • 17Brown

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 16Baxter
  • 5Curtis
  • 6Clark
  • 2MagnayBooked at 72mins
  • 25MaddisonBooked at 79mins
  • 38O'Donnell
  • 4Chandler
  • 8TurnbullBooked at 88mins
  • 18Marwood
  • 29Oster

Substitutes

  • 21Ramshaw
  • 7Larkin
  • 35Noble
  • 11Cummins
  • 17Walker
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
1,783

Match Stats

Home TeamHerefordAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Hereford United 0, Gateshead 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hereford United 0, Gateshead 1.

Booking

Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).
Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Cory Williams (Hereford United).
Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United).
JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Corner, Gateshead.
Attempt saved. Sam Smith (Hereford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Foul by Billy Murphy (Hereford United).
James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Booking

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Marcus Maddison (Gateshead).
Dominic Collins (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Ben Clark (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Phillip Turnbull with a cross.
Foul by Cory Williams (Hereford United).
Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Offside, Gateshead. JJ O'Donnell tries a through ball, but JJ O'Donnell is caught offside.
Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).
Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Dominic Collins (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Billy Murphy with a cross.

Booking

Carl Magnay (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Carl Magnay (Gateshead).
Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Jarrod Bowen.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Sam Smith replaces Frankie Artus.

Booking

Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United).
Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Offside, Gateshead. Marcus Maddison tries a through ball, but Marcus Maddison is caught offside.
Corner, Gateshead.
Attempt saved. Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).
James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hereford United).
James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Hereford United.
Corner, Hereford United.
Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Frankie Artus.
Corner, Hereford United.
Attempt saved. Billy Murphy (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Ben Clark (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Rob Purdie (Hereford United).
Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Rob Purdie (Hereford United).
James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hereford United 0, Gateshead 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hereford United 0, Gateshead 1.
Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Billy Murphy (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Billy Murphy (Hereford United).
Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Corner, Gateshead.
Attempt missed. Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John Oster.
Corner, Gateshead.
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