Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 4.
Braintree Town 1-4 Gateshead
Reece Styche scored twice as Gateshead ended a three-match losing streak on the road with an emphatic victory at Braintree.
The striker netted his first goal of the season in the 23rd minute, latching on to a Patrick McLaughlin flick-on and coolly slotting home, before converting Mitch Brundle's cross seven minutes after the interval.
Braintree, having had two big shouts for a penalty in the first half, pulled a goal back five minutes later as Michael Cheek tapped in after Jake Goodman's effort hit the post.
But Gateshead put the game beyond doubt with goals in the 70th and 82nd minutes, McLaughlin finding the net following a smart turn before Wes York buried Danny Johnson's cutback.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 2WilliamsBooked at 82mins
- 17GordonSubstituted forMatthewsat 66'minutes
- 18GoodmanBooked at 39mins
- 9BarnardSubstituted forGoodshipat 58'minutes
- 8BrundleBooked at 59mins
- 7YorkBooked at 68mins
- 12OatesSubstituted forJohnsonat 46'minutes
- 17StycheSubstituted forMafutaat 63'minutes
- Neil Hair
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 4.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 4. Wes York (Gateshead).
Barney Williams (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 3. Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead).
Wes York (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Sam Matthews replaces Rohdell Gordon.
Substitution, Gateshead. Gus Mafuta replaces Reece Styche.
Mitch Brundle (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Brandon Goodship replaces Lee Barnard.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 2. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).
Goal! Braintree Town 0, Gateshead 2. Reece Styche (Gateshead).
Substitution, Gateshead. Danny Johnson replaces Rhys Oates.
Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Gateshead 1.
First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Gateshead 1.
Jake Goodman (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Braintree Town 0, Gateshead 1. Reece Styche (Gateshead).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.