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Gateshead 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Jordan Cranston
Gateshead scorer Jordan Cranston played nine League One games for Notts County last season but was released in the summer

Danny Wright earned Cheltenham Town a point against his former club Gateshead with a second-half header.

Jordan Cranston's curling free-kick saw the hosts lead at the break but Wright found the top corner from a Jack Dunns set-piece to ensure the Robins remain second in the National League.

Both sides created opportunities in an open and entertaining match.

Gateshead's Ryan Bowman missed several chances and Amari Morgan-Smith wasted a couple of good openings for the Robins.

Neither team could find a winner, meaning Cheltenham slip to five points behind leaders Forest Green Rovers, while Gateshead stay in sixth place.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Johnson on Gateshead v Cheltenham

"I didn't think we played particularly great, especially in the first half. But in the second half they did a little bit more and deserved a goal and then it was whoever took the next chance.

"We had the next couple, both teams had chances and we're disappointed with another draw even though we're away from home and Gateshead are going well.

"We're having too many draws at the minute. We've got to try and turn our draws in to wins now and it's got to be a couple on the trot again - we've got to go on a little run if we can."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Russell
  • 22RamsdenBooked at 56mins
  • 2Baxter
  • 6Clark
  • 7Marwood
  • 19Bowman
  • 11PhillipsSubstituted forJohnsonat 80'minutes
  • 15AllenSubstituted forMafutaat 74'minutes
  • 16Cranston
  • 9Shaw
  • 14BuddleSubstituted forCurtisat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Curtis
  • 12Mafuta
  • 13MacDonald
  • 20Johnson
  • 26McLaughlin

Cheltenham

  • 1Phillips
  • 6Parslow
  • 5DownesBooked at 65mins
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forWatersat 75'minutes
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forVaughanat 85'minutes
  • 24Dickie
  • 7Pell
  • 4Storer
  • 3McLennan
  • 9Wright
  • 10Morgan-Smith

Substitutes

  • 8Waters
  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 19Vaughan
  • 25Lovett
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
1,238

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

Attempt saved. Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Cheltenham Town.

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

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Gus Mafuta (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Lee Vaughan replaces Jack Barthram.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Baxter with a cross.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters tries a through ball, but Billy Waters is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Danny Johnson (Gateshead) left footed shot is saved.

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town).

Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Danny Johnson replaces Jimmy Phillips.

Attempt missed. Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters replaces Jack Munns.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. James Curtis replaces Nathan Buddle.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Gus Mafuta replaces River Allen.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith tries a through ball, but Amari Morgan-Smith is caught offside.

Foul by Nathan Buddle (Gateshead).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town).

River Allen (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Offside, Gateshead. Ben Clark tries a through ball, but Ben Clark is caught offside.

Corner, Gateshead.

Booking

Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

Jon Shaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town).

River Allen (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Foul by Simon Ramsden (Gateshead).

Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. River Allen (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Munns with a cross.

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Gateshead).

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

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