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Gateshead 2-2 Wrexham

John Rooney
John Rooney joined Wrexham from cross-border rivals Chester in June 2016

Wrexham fought back for what had looked an unlikely point at Gateshead in the National League.

Neil Aspin's side are now six games unbeaten, but squandered two points after goals from Sam Jones and Danny Johnson put them comfortably ahead.

But a strike from John Rooney, younger brother of Wayne, and a Hamza Bencherif header brought the Welsh side level.

Gateshead's Wes Yorke hit the post, but for new Wrexham boss, Dean Keates, it's two 2-2 draws in his first two games.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales: "This almost feels like a win. The lads showed everything we wanted of them to come back from 2-0 down, the passion and the drive.

"They showed character in abundance. This was an improvement again, showing the passion to get back in it, but the performance wasn't really good enough."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 13Hanford
  • 8Brundle
  • 3Smith
  • 10Jones
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 4Smith
  • 7YorkSubstituted forMafutaat 82'minutes
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forWrightsonat 86'minutes
  • 16Penn
  • 25Hannant
  • 9JohnsonSubstituted forStycheat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Johnson
  • 17Styche
  • 20Wrightson
  • 22Mafuta
  • 27Robson

Wrexham

  • 1Jalal
  • 12EdwardsBooked at 86mins
  • 16J Evans
  • 10Rooney
  • 6Tilt
  • 21SmithBooked at 53mins
  • 13Carrington
  • 4BencherifBooked at 90mins
  • 17Powell
  • 18HarradSubstituted forBailey-Nicholsat 55'minutes
  • 20McDonagh

Substitutes

  • 8Bailey-Nichols
  • 23Nortey
  • 24Dunn
  • 27Marx
  • 29Harvey
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
832

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 2, Wrexham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Wrexham 2.

Booking

Hamza Bencherif (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Adam Wrightson replaces Wesley Atkinson.

Booking

Kai Edwards (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Gus Mafuta replaces Wes York.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Reece Styche replaces Danny Johnson.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 2, Wrexham 2. Hamza Bencherif (Wrexham).

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 2, Wrexham 1. John Rooney (Wrexham).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Khaellem Bailey-Nichols replaces Shaun Harrad.

Booking

Leo Smith (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 2, Wrexham 0. Danny Johnson (Gateshead).

Second Half

Second Half begins Gateshead 1, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gateshead 1, Wrexham 0.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 1, Wrexham 0. Sam Jones (Gateshead).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green18124234122240
2Lincoln City18113436162036
3Dag & Red18113428131536
4Tranmere18113425111436
5Barrow1897230171334
6Aldershot189542114732
7Dover1810173431331
8Eastleigh1886429191030
9Boreham Wood188642214830
10Macclesfield189362518730
11Gateshead1885530191129
12Chester187562621526
13Sutton United187472424025
14Wrexham186661724-724
15Solihull Moors186482329-622
16Maidstone United186482332-922
17Bromley186392128-721
18Torquay1853101524-918
19Southport1844101637-2116
20York183691931-1215
21Woking1834112639-1313
22Braintree1834111633-1713
23Guiseley1824122032-1210
24North Ferriby United183114729-2210
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