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Gateshead 1-2 Welling United

Xavier Vidal's long-range effort and a Sam Russell own goal helped Welling battle to a 2-1 victory at Gateshead.

Vidal's free-kick deflected in off Heed goalkeeper Russell, and the midfielder doubled the lead with a powerful strike from 25 yards out.

Nathan Buddle put the hosts back in contention before the break, heading in from Josh Gillies' corner.

Gateshead struggled to create chances in the second half, as Welling climbed out of the relegation zone.

Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby told BBC Newcastle:

"It's a poor result. We didn't play particularly well and lacked a little bit of sharpness.

"It's been a tough old week; we've been to Eastleigh, come back to play Wrexham and I thought some of the lads looked a bit tired.

"Their second goal was disappointing because we felt we should have had a throw in before the ball ended up in our net."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Russell
  • 2Baxter
  • 14Buddle
  • 22RamsdenBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMafutaat 60'minutes
  • 3Pattison
  • 6Clark
  • 10GilliesSubstituted forShawat 58'minutes
  • 4Chandler
  • 11PhillipsSubstituted forRamshawat 76'minutes
  • 7Marwood
  • 19Bowman

Substitutes

  • 8Ramshaw
  • 9Shaw
  • 12Mafuta
  • 13MacDonald
  • 16Cranston

Welling

  • 21King
  • 15NorteyBooked at 82mins
  • 6Chambers
  • 20Corne
  • 3Jefford
  • 19LokkoBooked at 80mins
  • 22Harris
  • 8Lee
  • 11WellardBooked at 90mins
  • 32Vidal
  • 7Porter

Substitutes

  • 1McEntegart
  • 17Obafemi
  • 18Taylor
  • 24Awotwi
  • 28Johnson
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
822

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 1, Welling United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 1, Welling United 2.

Foul by Xavier Vidal (Welling United).

Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Welling United.

Booking

Ricky Wellard (Welling United) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by George Porter (Welling United).

Attempt missed. Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Reece Harris (Welling United).

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathan Buddle (Gateshead).

George Porter (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Nortei Nortey (Welling United) is shown the yellow card.

James Marwood (Gateshead) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Kevin Lokko (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin Lokko (Welling United).

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sam Corne (Welling United).

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Craig Baxter with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw replaces Jimmy Phillips.

Corner, Welling United.

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Gateshead).

Ben Jefford (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matty Pattison (Gateshead).

Harry Lee (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jamie Chandler (Gateshead).

Sam Corne (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Gateshead.

Corner, Welling United.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Gus Mafuta replaces Simon Ramsden.

Attempt missed. Xavier Vidal (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Jon Shaw replaces Josh Gillies because of an injury.

Booking

Simon Ramsden (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Simon Ramsden (Gateshead).

Sam Corne (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Josh Gillies (Gateshead) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

Foul by Michael Chambers (Welling United).

Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Offside, Welling United. George Porter tries a through ball, but George Porter is caught offside.

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