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Gateshead 2-3 Eastleigh

Eastleigh got their play-off bid back on track at the expense of Gateshead, with James Constable's brace and Craig McAllister's strike sealing victory.

Constable slotted home Brian Howard's pass for 1-0 but Michael Rankine nodded in Craig Baxter's cross to equalise.

McAllister finished from close range before Constable gave Eastleigh a two-goal cushion seven minutes from time with a tap-in from Jack Midson's cross.

Jon Shaw's header pulled one back in the final minute but Eastleigh held on.

Eastleigh are now two points out of the Conference play-off zone with a game in hand on the teams above them.

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Eastleigh manager Richard Hill talks to BBC Radio Solent after 2-3 win at Gateshead

Eastleigh boss Richard Hill speaks to BBC Radio Solent:

"It's turned out to be three massive points; it's a tough place to come to. It was a good, tidy and professional performance and you have to be pleased with that because if you don't come here with that discipline in your performance, you are not going to win.

"My lads were great today and they didn't sulk and they just carried on plugging away and we had two good chances there and I am pleased with them although I don't sound it because I have to go and sit on a bus for seven hours now.

"We looked a lot more compact and tidier than we have over the last few weeks."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 32Dixon
  • 16BaxterSubstituted forOrrellat 79'minutes
  • 5Curtis
  • 26GjokajBooked at 38mins
  • 25Pattison
  • 9Shaw
  • 4Chandler
  • 12Ramshaw
  • 23RodmanBooked at 42minsSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 79'minutes
  • 19Rankine
  • 11FinniganBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 3Wilson
  • 14Morse
  • 15Allan
  • 27Sainte-Luce
  • 29Orrell

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 3Green
  • 5Beckwith
  • 11McAllister
  • 25Turley
  • 16EvansBooked at 33mins
  • 14Strevens
  • 27PellBooked at 57mins
  • 19HowardBooked at 45mins
  • 9Constable
  • 12Midson

Substitutes

  • 2Spence
  • 8Stanley
  • 17Reid
  • 26Partington
  • 28Walker
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
1,231

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 2, Eastleigh 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Eastleigh 3.

Offside, Gateshead. Carl Finnigan tries a through ball, but Carl Finnigan is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 2, Eastleigh 3. Jon Shaw (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Pattison with a cross.

Corner, Gateshead.

Offside, Eastleigh. James Constable tries a through ball, but James Constable is caught offside.

Booking

Carl Finnigan (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Carl Finnigan (Gateshead).

Dean Beckwith (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

James Constable (Eastleigh) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt blocked. Brian Howard (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 1, Eastleigh 3. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Pell.

Attempt saved. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead).

Dean Beckwith (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Jake Orrell replaces Craig Baxter.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Alex Rodman.

Foul by Carl Finnigan (Gateshead).

Harry Pell (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jamie Chandler (Gateshead).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 1, Eastleigh 2. Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt saved. James Constable (Eastleigh) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Brian Howard.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Foul by Carl Finnigan (Gateshead).

Jack Midson (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Gateshead.

Attempt missed. Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Brian Howard.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt saved. Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Gateshead. Carl Finnigan tries a through ball, but Carl Finnigan is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Harry Pell (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Pell (Eastleigh).

Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Michael Rankine (Gateshead).

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