Gateshead have signed midfielder Jamie Chandler and striker Liam Hatch from Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Darlington for a nominal fee.
Former Sunderland academy player Chandler, 22, has scored twice in 24 games for the Quakers this season.
Hatch, 29, made 22 appearances so far this term, scoring three goals, but is currently unavailable for selection with a hamstring injury.
Darlington rejected a previous bid from Gateshead for Hatch last week.
Both players are eligible for the FA Trophy campaign, with Braintree Town the visitors in the second round on Saturday.