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Gateshead 1-1 Aldershot Town

Danny Wright snatched a late Gateshead leveller against Aldershot to keep the Tynesiders in the play-off zone.

Carl Finnigan fired wide in his first start for the hosts, but the visitors went in front when Joseph N'Guessan's cross dropped in at the far post.

Substitute Michael Rankine fired into the side-netting as Gateshead rallied, before playing a part in the equaliser.

He fed Alex Rodman, whose cross was turned home by Wright from close range with two minutes to go.

The draw ends a run of winning home form for Gary Mills' men, who had been victorious in their three previous games in the north-east.

Aldershot Town manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Scott on Braintree v Aldershot

"We are frustrated but proud of the players. We deserved to get the win. Our set-up was spot on, the lads carried it out and it was nearly a perfect performance.

"There was nothing we could have done about the goal. Overall I was absolutely delighted with the way we performed and we created some good chances.

"Maybe had we got the second goal, it would have been dead and buried."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 5Curtis
  • 6Clark
  • 23Rodman
  • 2JonesSubstituted forChandlerat 71'minutes
  • 18O'Donnell
  • 7Oster
  • 8Turnbull
  • 29Wright
  • 11FinniganSubstituted forAllanat 71'minutes
  • 14BrownSubstituted forRankineat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Chandler
  • 10Guy
  • 12Ramshaw
  • 15Allan
  • 19Rankine

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 5Wilson
  • 2Oastler
  • 3Tonkin
  • 16ForbesSubstituted forHattonat 89'minutes
  • 4LathropeBooked at 54mins
  • 12Gibbs
  • 18N'GuessanSubstituted forDerryat 74'minutes
  • 14Roberts
  • 10FitchettSubstituted forDialloat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 7Hatton
  • 13Thomas
  • 17Diallo
  • 19Derry
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,451

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Foul by Nabi Diallo (Aldershot Town).

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

Corner, Gateshead.

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

Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Nabi Diallo replaces Dan Fitchett.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Sam Hatton replaces Kieran Forbes.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 1, Aldershot Town 1. Daniel Wright (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Rodman with a cross.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams tries a through ball, but Brett Williams is caught offside.

Foul by Michael Rankine (Gateshead).

Glenn Wilson (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Michael Rankine (Gateshead).

Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Derry replaces Joseph N'Guessan.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Glenn Wilson tries a through ball, but Glenn Wilson is caught offside.

Foul by James Curtis (Gateshead).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Jamie Chandler replaces Andrai Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Tom Allan replaces Carl Finnigan.

Attempt saved. Michael Rankine (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Michael Rankine (Gateshead).

Kieran Forbes (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Gateshead.

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town).

Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Michael Rankine replaces James Brown.

Attempt saved. John Oster (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town).

Alex Rodman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Offside, Gateshead. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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