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Gateshead 3-2 Aldershot Town

Patrick McLaughlin's second-half free-kick helped National League play-off hopefuls Gateshead to beat Aldershot.

The Shots took an early lead through Rhys Browne's chipped finish, before Ryan Bowman headed in an equaliser.

The hosts then went ahead through CJ Hamilton's right-footed strike, but Jake Gallagher turned in Dan Walker's cross to level the scores.

McLaughlin put Gateshead back in front, and the Heed held on for their third successive home league win.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Barry Smith: Aldershot boss on Gateshead defeat

"When you're away from home and you score two goals, you expect to take something from the game. I think we didn't deserve to win it, but we certainly didn't deserve to lose the game.

"Their third goal, for as much as I think the referee has got a very difficult job because he's got to watch a lot of things in the area, he missed a certain push on our player.

"If he sees the push the game ends 2-2, so we're disappointed and today we've seen one of the best goals they've scored this season."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Russell
  • 30Bennett
  • 29Whitmore
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 14HoldenSubstituted forCurtisat 46'minutes
  • 6Clark
  • 8Ramshaw
  • 12Mafuta
  • 28Hamilton
  • 9ShawSubstituted forJohnsonat 70'minutes
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forPattisonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Pattison
  • 4Chandler
  • 5Curtis
  • 20Johnson
  • 25Pearson

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 2Oastler
  • 12Alexander
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forRalphat 61'minutes
  • 3McGinty
  • 4LathropeSubstituted forStevensonat 71'minutes
  • 14Beckles
  • 16Gallagher
  • 15BrowneBooked at 90mins
  • 23Lafayette
  • 10WalkerSubstituted forPaveyat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Saville
  • 8Stevenson
  • 13Thomas
  • 20Pavey
  • 24Ralph
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
1,074

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 3, Aldershot Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 3, Aldershot Town 2.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town).

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Booking

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Gateshead).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Gateshead.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Danny Johnson (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Corner, Gateshead.

Offside, Gateshead. Danny Johnson tries a through ball, but Danny Johnson is caught offside.

Offside, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw tries a through ball, but Rob Ramshaw is caught offside.

Corner, Gateshead.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Matty Pattison replaces Ryan Bowman because of an injury.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Nathan Ralph (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jim Stevenson replaces Damon Lathrope.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Danny Johnson replaces Jon Shaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Alfie Pavey replaces Charlie Walker.

Foul by Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Curtis (Gateshead).

Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (Gateshead).

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw tries a through ball, but Rob Ramshaw is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Nathan Ralph replaces Dan Walker.

Attempt missed. Dan Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 3, Aldershot Town 2. Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead) left footed shot from long range on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Bowman.

Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.

Foul by Gus Mafuta (Gateshead).

Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. James Curtis replaces Darren Holden because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Gateshead 2, Aldershot Town 2.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham34239266224478
2Forest Green34235659322774
3Grimsby321611563283559
4Tranmere341591044341054
5Gateshead33166114449-554
6Wrexham341571258441452
7Dover31157955421352
8Lincoln City351410115446852
9Braintree30148834241050
10Eastleigh32148105045550
11Woking341471356451149
12Macclesfield33152164740747
13Aldershot33126153947-842
14Bromley32125155357-441
15Chester33109144149-839
16Southport33109143345-1239
17Guiseley32911123147-1638
18Barrow32108144158-1738
19Altrincham33810153255-2334
20Halifax3289154766-1933
21Boreham Wood33711152734-732
22Welling3268182545-2026
23Kidderminster3359193453-1924
24Torquay3058173359-2623
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